Irish Cappuccino

Look, green for Labor Day.

Anyone can make coffee. If you don’t have the ability to make espresso, cappuccino or other Italian-sounding drinks, well too bad. Not to mention I think there is some holiday around now that may or may not have something to do with Italy.

Froth enough milk to make three cups cappuccino which, depending on your espresso machine, could be two batches. Do this because even if you drink alone, there should be a second cup.

Irish Cappuccino

  • 1 ounce Irish whiskey
  • 1/2-1 tsp sugar
  • 2 ounces espresso
  • frothed milk
  • cinnamon sugar/chocolate shavings for dusting

For each drink, add sugar and whiskey to a cappuccino mug. Pour in two ounces espresso then top to rim with frothed milk. Garnish with cinnamon sugar and or shaved chocolate. Serve with a shot of Irish whiskey on the side.


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This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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36 Responses to Irish Cappuccino

  1. ....RaeDi says:

    Love the cup and saucer… you can have mine… do not drink coffee but you should have both for all the wonderful Irish Dishes and such that you have shared with us!

  2. A_Boleyn says:

    It’s after midnight in my part of the country so Happy St. Paddy’s Day and I guess the ‘wearing of the green’ has got an early start. πŸ™‚

  3. rutheh says:

    A beautiful photo of an inviting drink. A second cup, even if you drink alone? I like that.
    Happy St. Patrick’s and St. Joseph’s Day.
    I am debating whether or not to veer from my boring grocery list and capture some Lucky Charms and make that fun milkshake, That has stayed with me since I saw it!

  4. Looks delicious, but every rugby loving Englishman is thinking about beating the Irish today ( it’s the final rugby match of the highly competitive Six Nations Tournament) rather than drinking Irish coffee:)

  5. Skip the sugar and I will take a double please.
    πŸ™‚ Mandy

  6. ChgoJohn says:

    I like how Mandy thinks. Make mine a double, too, but skip the sugar, reserve the espresso for your 2nd cup, 86 the milk, and hold the cinnamon sure/chocolate. Now this is my kinda coffee!

  7. Ok, you got me with this one – I LOVE Irish Coffee.

  8. sallybr says:

    Another fan of your coffee cup, gorgeous!

    My first husband – who was German, actually – loved to make Irish coffee, and I remember enjoying a couple of sips, but it was more to please him than for the flavor. Whiskey is way too strong for me.

    Happy St Patrick’s Day!

  9. crustabakes says:

    Irish whiskey in a cuppa cappuccino. woohoo!

  10. ceciliag says:

    Who could go past that CUP! A little grog and a little coffee in a super little cup.. ah.. a perfect world. .morning greg and katherine, hope you are going to have a fab weekend. c

  11. aFrankAngle says:

    A nice start to the day .. well done! … and Happy St. Patrick’s Day to Team Rufus!

  12. zestybeandog says:

    Looks good, I love Jameson!

  13. Eva Taylor says:

    Yum. I could drink that this morning…

  14. Yes… I’m in love with the cup as well.. I have a thing for dishes and cutlery.. I was just considering whether I should make one of these this morning. Maybe after I walk the dog, then back to bed I go! Love your humor these past few posts!!

  15. Liz says:

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!!! Great cuppucino~

  16. Liz says:

    cappuccino πŸ™‚

  17. Carolyn Chan says:

    Happy St Pat’s day!

  18. egg me on says:

    That’s a very festive mug for a very festive coffee. Happy St. Patrick’s Day, guys!

  19. Bring the Good luck Charm !!… Happy St. Patrick’s day !!

  20. Really lovely – for any day:)

  21. nancyc says:

    Sounds like a great St. Pat’s treat!

  22. Jessica says:

    I’m never sure when to drink these. Booze in the morning or caffeine at night? Go away, decaf.

  23. I agree… There should always be enough coffee left for another round.

  24. Kristy says:

    Mmmmm! I love this as an after dinner drink with some dessert. I haven’t had one in ages. πŸ™‚

  25. spicegirlfla says:

    Now that I have a bottle of Irish Whiskey, I definitely need to make this!! And why stop at only 1 day to celebrate St. Patty’s! I go for the whole weekend!!

  26. If only I had some whiskey on this fine post-St. Patrick’s Day morning/afternoon! This looks wonderful. I’ll have to try it sometime!

  27. So perfect for the Irish holiday and with a great kick πŸ™‚
    Awesome recipe!

    Choc Chip Uru
    Latest: Lemon Polenta Raisin Cookies + Tropical Mini Yoghurt Berry Bundts

  28. Kammie says:

    frothed milk ❀

  29. Tandy says:

    I cannot do coffee after dark – wonder if anyone will mind if I add the whisky to my breakfast cappuccino?

  30. Purely.. Kay says:

    I;m trying to figure out how I missed this recipe but.. I love it. I may not drink coffee, but that doesn’t mean I can’t be a barrista πŸ™‚

  31. I am not good with coffee after dark either but love Irish coffee and will try it early in the afternoon.

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