Irish coffee

noun

: hot sugared coffee and Irish whiskey topped with whipped cream

Examples of Irish coffee in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Consider the Irish coffee, Norwegian karsk, Italian caffè corretto—and this was centuries before the espresso martini frenzy. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, 24 Jan. 2024 Here are some of the choices: Thomas Magee's, 1408 E. Fisher Freeway in the Eastern Market area, plans to start the party early, opening at 9 a.m. on game day to offer Irish coffee and bloody marys. Detroit Free Press, 12 Jan. 2024 Other hot drinks include Irish coffee, Carolina coffee and spiked cider. Fritz Hahn, Washington Post, 6 Dec. 2023 The charitable evening, which raised a record $1.8 million, concluded with a nightcap of cognac and Irish coffee on the terrace overlooking the Manhattan skyline. Mario Abad, Vogue, 26 Oct. 2023 The three-course lunch is a more affordable way to experience one of Ireland’s most exciting dining rooms—just be sure to make space for the dedicated Irish coffee trolley. Aoife O'Riordain, Condé Nast Traveler, 12 Oct. 2023 The cafe claims to be the spot where the Irish coffee was perfected in America in 1952. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 2 June 2023 Below are 21 recipes (from some of America’s finest bartenders) to try this season—from a delicious wassail that packs a punch to a rum-forward coffee drink reminiscent of Irish coffee, and beyond. Karla Alindahao, Forbes, 23 Jan. 2023 For those looking for more than one type of buzz, an Irish coffee is sure to check all the boxes. Southern Living, 25 Sep. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1875, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Irish coffee was in 1875

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“Irish coffee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Irish%20coffee. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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