National Irish Coffee Day:
Celebrated annually on every January 25th, the National Irish Coffee Day celebrates the legendary blending of strong coffee and some Irish Whiskey! Never tried this legendary combination before? Today is the perfect excuse to enjoy some Irish Coffee and the amazing story behind it!
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Why Irish Coffee Day?
It was in the winter of 1943 when a humble chef Joe Sheridan from Ireland’s Foynes Port whipped up this amazing alcoholic brew to show his empathy towards a group of travelers who were disappointed with their flight and the chilly weather!
Foynes is a village near Limerick and served as an airbase for transatlantic flights. It was a spot for refuel and layover for longer flights and thus many celebrities and prominent personalities were sighted here. Often passengers had to spend the night in Foynes. To cater to their needs, accommodation, eateries, and bars were opened to serve them.
When one day a flight returned to Foynes without completing its trip, Joe made a unique drink to help the passengers forget their agony for a while. It was noted that the passengers drank it in utter silence engrossed in the mesmerizing flavor of this drink. Joe used freshly brewed coffee, spiked it with whiskey, brown sugar, and some floating cream on top!
One traveler enquired Joe if it was Brazilian coffee that was served to them to which he replied that it was Irish Coffee.! And thus the famous coffee became popular!
The Irish Coffee was introduced to the United States only in 1952 by Stanton Delaplane, a travel writer, and Jack Keppler, owner of Buena Vista bar in San Francisco. Delaplane suggested Koeppler recreate this drink after having it at the Shannon airport! With many months of experimentation, this refreshing concoction was finally on the menu for everyone to enjoy in 1952. Since then the Irish coffee has been a crowd favorite among coffee and alcohol fans across the US during all seasons
How Can We Celebrate National Irish Coffee Day?
- Have some Irish Coffee!
Instead of having your regular coffee substitute it with Irish coffee to celebrate the Irish Coffee Day! Check out your nearest coffee shop that serves the best Irish Coffee!
- Brew it yourself!
Get into the spirits of Irish Coffee Day by brewing some yourself! With simple ingredients, it is a perfect way to celebrate the day! Fill two-thirds of your cup with freshly brewed coffee, sugar as per your liking, and an ounce of whisky! Stir it gently for the sugar to dissolve. Once the drink rests from the swirling add a dash of whipped cream. Voila! Your Irish Coffee is ready to be devoured!
- Put Irish Coffee on the menu for your get-together or weekend parties!
It’s one of the perfect drinks to go on the menu for whatever party you would like to throw today! Be it a get together with family or weekend party with colleagues, this drink will not stop surprising your guests! With minimal alcohol content, people can enjoy the party without worrying much about getting home.
- Get creative with your Irish coffee!
If you are bored with the original recipe or you just like trying something new, put your creative apron on. You could experiment with your Irish coffee recipe. You could check how it tastes with vodka, gin, or any other alcoholic drink. Or simply get creative with the proportions of the actual ingredients. Just put your creative side up and don’t hesitate to push your boundaries with Irish coffee!
- Share your Irish Coffee fondness on social media!
Show your Irish coffee love with friends and family on social media! Share your thoughts, recipes, and videos on Irish coffee to encourage everyone to cherish this unique cocktail! Use #NationalIrishCoffeeDay and #IrishCoffeeDay to share all your posts today!
Interesting Facts About National Irish Coffee Day:
Here are some interesting Irish Coffee facts!
- The original account of Irish coffee doesn’t include cream that is whipped
- The Irish Cream, Bailey is a delicious substitute for cream and whiskey
- Ireland has established standard for a drink to be called Irish Coffee
- Buena Vista Cafe entered the Guinness record for preparing 15 gallons of Irish coffee!
- The Irish coffee is celebrated as an annual celebration at Foynes’ Irish Coffee Festival
History of National Irish Coffee Day:
The founder and origin of the National Irish Coffee Day are unknown to our research. No presidential claims were declaring it as an official National Day celebration as well. This day is celebrated as a fun drink holiday across the US!