The Irish Coffee was created in the 1940’s by Joe Sheridan, Head Chef at Foynes in Shannon, Ireland.
The cocktail became popular in the early 1950’s when it was brought to The Buena Vista Club in San Francisco. It is their signature drink to this day.
I made the cocktail with Concannon Irish whiskey and fresh roasted Sumatran Mandheling coffee beans.
Check out the video below to see The Buena Vista Club in action making a assembly line full of Irish Coffee. I’m just glad I don’t have to clean that bar!