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Irish coffee provides a hearty fix when the regular cup of joe just won't cut it. The black coffee base gets powered by the addition of sugar, a spirited drop of Irish whiskey, and topped with a frothy serving of whipped cream to fuel, comfort and energize the thirstiest of souls. Unique to Irish coffee is that the cream is not mixed into the drink but served as a floating topping, gingerly poured atop the drink over the back of a spoon, so that the alcohol-spiked coffee is tempered by a sweet serving of dairy.
We trust Heidi at 101cookbooks for her tried-and-true Irish coffee recipe, which she describes as "the best pick-me-up cold-weather après-ski drink ever." We'll drink to that.
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