Thursday, March 11, 2010

Warming up with Irish Coffee

An Old Irish Blessing:

May you always have

Walls for the winds
A roof for the rain
Tea beside the fire
Laughter to cheer you
Those you love near you
And all your heart might desire.

I usually drink tea but my

hubby L♥ve's Irish coffee!

To make it, first you have to get some

good Irish whiskey such as


In Gaelic, its called "Uisce Beatha" which translates into
"Water of Life".Irish whiskey is distilled three times to achieve its smooth, refined flavor.
Kentucky bourbon is only distilled once
and scotch is distilled twice.

Pour about 1 1/2 oz. in the bottom of

an Irish coffee mug.

I won this set of 4 on the beautiful blog,

Designs by Gollum
Thank you, Michael Lee!

I love them!!

I'm joining the other participants

of her

Fill the cup with strong, hot coffee.

Add a wee bit of sugar, if you like

but leave some room for ...

A dollop of whipped cream!

I also put a GREEN maraschino

cherry on top

but it sank

before I could snap the photo.

So I put another one on top.

It sank, too.

Let's just say hubby was very surprised to

find those treats at the bottom.

I've got decaffeinated, sugar-free

chai tea in my pretty cup.

I how the camera captured the

sunlight & the steam

inside the glass!


(Gaelic for "Health!")

Pronunciation: Slaw-in-tche

Thank you again, Michael!

I hope to see all of you at Cuisine Kathleen's

2nd Annual St. Patrick's Day Party

March 16th

I'll be there with even MORE

GREEN to share!


  1. Slainte' Rett! I won the glasses too! Mike puts Jameson's and Kahlua in his, and a lot of whipped cream.
    I just have regular coffee with lots of whipped cream, lol..good calcium.
    Do you remember when Jameson's used to have a poetry contest every year in March? I entered a few times, never won any money, just certificates saying I was a fine Irish poet, LOL..I could line the bird cage with that bit of blarney!
    I never thought of the green cherry!

  2. Rett, I'm so happy for you that you won the glasses! YEA! :-)

    This really looks good. I didn't know that about whiskey versus bourbon versus Scotch. Sounds like the Irish whiskey is definitely the best!

    Sending you lots of green hugs for a Happy FF...


    Sheila :-)

  3. I haven't had an Irish Coffee in far too long. Time to remedy that this week ;)

  4. Rett- I am making Irish coffee for some dinner guest next week. I'll have to go out and get some real Irish whiskey.
    Sounds so good to me. Love your coffee set!

  5. I think I'd have my coffee with a splash of Bailey's Irish Cream...don't think I could handle the whiskey:) This looks really pretty.

    I made the Brie and Mushroom soup...yummy!

  6. Sla'inte! 'Tis too bad I couldn't have joined you for a wee bit of the Irish gold. I'm so excited about Kathleen's party. I've alread made a cake. Now I need Irish coffee before I dare attempt the icing. 'Twill calm the icing heebie jeebies.
    Seriously, I'm so glad you are enjoying the glasses. Thank you for the recipes!

  7. haaahhhaa...I laughed about your cherries sinking...I put so much whipped creme on my Irish coffee, the cherries stayed right up there on top...I didn't have green ones, tho, darn it!!
    Congrats on winning the awesome cups....
    xo bj

  8. That looks seriously yummy! Could you make mine with decaf, please?

  9. You make everything look so special and pretty... but I would expect no less from someone with a smile like yours (I love your photo, Rett!) I'm getting a quart of cream this weekend... Irish Coffee it is!

  10. Oh me goodness that is some pretty wonderful looking treats there my Irish friend!!!!!
    I so love International Coffee's and teas!!!! I thought I was the only one in the world who mostly drank instant coffees!!!!!
    My son's middle name is Jameson, I will have to buy him some of that!!!!You always make every Holiday so festive and fun!!!! I so enjoy doing that too, only I do not own much green decorations at all, my daughter wants to do the mysterious leprechaun with her little one, you mess up their room, put some treats around and just have fun!!!!
    Have a great week end

  11. I LOVE Irish coffee and this looks devine and the tablescape in your header is simply breath taking.


  12. Me too! We love the glasses from Michael! And Irish coffee for my father-in-law and cappuchino for me-YUM!
    xoxo Pattie and Allie

  13. I didn't know the difference between whiskey's. Very interesting!! And believe it or not, I have never had Irish Whiskey. I am a Baily's girl!! Will give it a try on the 17th! ;-)


  14. Congrats on winning the pretty cups. The look so nice with the sun shining in on the that makes your silver glisten. Wonderful photo. Sounds like if you want something good to drink third time is the charm. Have a happy green weekend.

  15. My late husband, Patrick Duffy, would have loved you for this post! :)
    Green cherry? What a cute touch!

  16. Rett, first, congratulations on winning those wonderful glasses. They are perfect for these drinks. Like your husband, I love a good Irish coffee in the winter. I made myself several this past winter. Such a perfect drink! But you have to add lots of whipped cream to make it special. Which of course I did. LOL
    Looking forward to more of your green posts. Love the green Rettabug at the bottom of the blog. And that green cherry...too cute.

  17. How did you know green was my favourite colour?;)

    gorgeous gorgeous and teh green cherry is adorable! I wonder how they make it green?


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