The Irish Coffee originated in Shannon Airport in Ireland and made it’s American debut at The Buena Vista Café in San Francisco. In 1952 the historic venture to make a flawless Irish Coffee began. Café owner Jack Koeppler was intrigued by the beverage and didn’t stop until he had perfected the recipe.
Concannon vintner John Concannon recently visited The Buena Vista Café, where Café manager Larry Silva showed how easy it is to make this cocktail.
Concannon Irish Whiskey was created as a special tribute to John’s Great-Grandfather, James Concannon, who was born in Ireland on St Patrick’s day in 1865. This unique whiskey is matured in a combination of ex-bourbon and Concannon Petite Sirah wine barrels.
How to make an Irish Coffee (as described in the video):
Begin with a six ounce preheated glass. Drop in two sugar cubes and pour in a couple ounces of fresh coffee, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Pour in a very generous shot of Irish whiskey and top off with a lightly blended cream.