Iced Irish Coffee

Iced Irish Coffee presented by Cocktail Detour


As spring, and soon summer, is upon us Swedes we thought this recipe of a cold Irish coffee was fitting. Especially so as we also wanted to try the recently released Silkie Irish whiskey (new in Sweden that is). It’s a bit of a smoky whiskey – and we love it! Now we do love both American, Scottish, Japanese and Swedish whiskey of course, but there is somehow something extra authentic with Irish whiskey, especially in iconic recipes such as this one.⁠

And wonders it worked that Silkie. It’s just lovely to sip ip, mixed with coffee, through that luscious layer of boozy cream. The smoky features of the whiskey contribute in a most delicious way – turning this drink into full indulgence.⁠

Recipe by Jelani Johnson


2 oz Irish whiskey⁠
1 teaspoon simple syrup⁠
1 teaspoon vanilla syrup⁠
1 teaspoon cinnamon syrup⁠
5 oz cold brew coffee⁠
1 oz flavored cream (see below)⁠


Combine all ingredients except the cream in a highball glass, over ice. Gently stir. Carefully top with the cream and some freshly grated nutmeg. (The flavored cream is made by mixing 6 oz of heavy cream with 1 oz of Drambuie and 1 oz of Licor 43. Shake for about a minute to achieve a thick but pourable consistency).⁠



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