irish coffee in a footed glass

Spiced Irish Coffee

Here's a drink that many people claim to have come up with. I first came across it at The Buena Vista Cafe in San Francisco, which is famous for it. My version takes the drink back down to its basics, with spicy suggestions to add new dimensions to a classic. So long as you have coffee, Irish whiskey (McConnell's is a great new one), and fresh cream, you're in business. As far as proportions go, it's really up to you, sweet or not, more or less cream, etc. ( a thin layer of cream is traditional, pictured is how my wife likes hers).