Jameson Head Blender Billy Leighton joined forces with mixologist Nick Strangeway and coffee roasters TwoFifty Square to deconstruct and re-assemble Irish coffee in way that harmoniously celebrates flavor. After comparing notes after many tastings, the group was able to pinpoint the best kind of sweetener, cream and coffee to bring out Jameson's natural vanilla, charred oak and fruit notes.
While this premium coffee cocktail is of bar-quality, it can easily be prepared at home. You don't have to travel to Dublin in order to learn the secrets of making the finest Irish coffee; it's all about choosing the right components and letting each purposeful ingredient speak for itself.
How to Make the Perfect Jameson Irish Coffee:
-90ml medium-roasted espresso coffee
-10ml demerara and muscovado sugar syrup*
-30ml lightly whipped double cream
-Vanilla pod, cinnamon stick, freshly ground nutmeg
How to make the cocktail:
Stir the sugar syrup into the Jameson in your warmed glass
Whip your chilled double cream lightly until it starts to stiffen
Brew a 45ml shot into your glass from your espresso machine
Reload and brew in a second 45ml shot
Pour the whipped cream over the back of a spoon so it floats on top
Garnish with a trimmed vanilla pod or a stick of cinnamon
Dust with a grating of fresh nutmeg
Enjoy the Perfect Jameson Irish Coffee!
How to make the demerara and muscovado sugar syrup:
*Dissolve 2 parts demerara sugar and 1 part muscovado sugar in 3 parts of boiling water