According to Jack McGarry, bartender extraordinaire, the key to real belly-warming Irish coffee is a hot brew, ultra-fresh cream and good-quality aged Irish whiskey.
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Jack McGarry's Real Irish Coffee
Irish coffee gets a bad rap, says Jack McGarry, bartender extraordinaire and co-author of the hypnotic cocktail guide The Dead Rabbit Drinks Manual. And it's partly deserved: "Too many people use old, bitter coffee." His secret? A fresh brew, of course — and also ultra-fresh cream and a good aged Irish whiskey. Here's how he makes his bar's signature drink.