Try an Irish Coffee made with Straw Boys Poitin


The history about Irish coffee

A common misconception is that the Irish Coffee recipe was invented in America the 1950’s. In fact the original Irish coffee recipe was invented by a chef at Foynes’ port, County Limerick in the 1930’s. Foynes’ port was where planes on route from Europe to America would stop to refuel before crossing the Atlantic Ocean it was succeeded by Shannon International Airport in the west of Ireland. Joseph Sheridan, the chef in question, was seeking a way to keep passengers warm as their planes were being refueled. The Irish coffee was conceived after a group of American passengers disembarked from a Pan Am flying boat on a bitterly cold winter’s evening in the 1940s. Sheridan added whiskey to the coffee to warm the passengers. The passengers enjoying the taste of the coffee, asked if they were being served Brazilian coffee, Sheridan told them it was Irish coffee. The Irish coffee was born and the famous Irish coffee recipe is now enjoyed at all corners of the Globe.


Irish coffee is a rich warming drink that offers the taste buds a trip to the Irish paradise! But have you tried it with Straw Boys Poitin?



>25ml (or 1 ounce) Straw Boys Poitin

>1 tsp brown raw cane sugar (It’s important to use brown sugar to get the perfect sweetness)

> Fresh cream (We use Connacht Gold fresh cream, the ready-made whipped cream or chantilly doesn’t offer the same experience)

> 1 hot double espresso (choose a good quality coffee that is rich in flavor). Top it off with a small measure of hot water to fill the glass



  • Warm up the glass by placing a spoon in the glass and rinsing it in hot water. (Treat yourself the perfect Irish coffee glass)
  • Add in 25ml of Straw Boys Poitin
  • Add in a hot double espresso
  • Stir in 1 tsp of brown sugar
  • Top off the glass with hot water, leaving a gap for the cream. Stir well
  • Whip the fresh cream until it’s light in texture and not too stiff
  • With the back of a spoon, carefully pour the cream on top, initially held just above the surface of the coffee and gradually raised a little as you pour, the cream should float on top.
  • Grate some of your favorite dark chocolate on top and ENJOY!


To Serve: Serve Irish Straw Boys Coffee as an after dinner beverage or on its own to warm up on an autumnal night!