Irish Coffee

photo by Stone Soup

It’s said that there are two kinds of people in the world: Those who are Irish — and those who wish they were.

Of course, the people saying that ARE Irish – or of Irish descent. Then again, we have another saying here in the United States: EVERYBODY’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. This becomes obvious whenever you venture out on March 17 and notice all the crowds of green-garbed people imbibing green-colored beer (as well as more authentically Irish libations, such as Guinness stout and Jameson’s whisky).

Some people may forget that our African-American President is also Irish-American. And this week seems to mark the official opening of campaign 2012, with speeches and a couple of fantastic videos (embedded below the jump).

Vice President Joe Biden also got his digs in yesterday, with a fiery speech that went after the remaining passengers in the GOP Clown Car by name. The Vice President is also of Irish descent, even if his surname doesn’t have an O’ in it. This is a reference to last weekend’s premiere of HBO’s movie, Game Change, which depicts Sarah Palin calling him Senator O’Biden during prep for her Vice Presidential debate. Palin also has Irish roots, but we won’t hold that against the Emerald Isle.

So the following drink recipe is kind of a no-brainer. Plus, it combines two of the most popular beverages mentioned by MOMocrats everywhere: alcohol and COFFEE.

Classic Irish Coffee

2 tsp. Brown Sugar
Freshly brewed, Hot Coffee
1 shot Irish whiskey
Heavy cream, lightly whipped (just so that it is thick, but not stiff)

Pre-heat a clear stemmed glass with very hot water. Empty it, add the brown sugar and fill the glass to the 3/4 mark with coffee and stir until the sugar is melted.

Add the whiskey and stir again. Then, hold the hot teaspoon upside down and pour the gently whipped fresh cream over its back.

And enjoy!