Irish Coffee: Where It Came from and Why It Is Unique

In the olden times, Irish were known for their fondness in adding whiskey to their tea. When travellers from the USA visited Ireland for the first time between 1939 and 1945, Chef Joseph Sheridan of the Foynes, Co. Limerick offered them a beverage they will never forget. The experienced cook knew how Americans like their coffee and decided to give it a bit of a twist—He added a spirit of whiskey to their warm cups of java. When the guests asked him what the beverages were, Mr. Sheridan exclaimed that they were Irish coffee. Since then, such a concoction has been quite popular to young and old alike.

Although the story that tells where such a drink originally came from is a subject of contemporary arguments and debates, still it is the tale that a majority of the people know about. In fact, it has been passed down from one generation to another. But what makes this hot stuff unique compared to other varieties? Check out the main ingredients that makes this drink mix completely different from all the others.

  • Alcohol – It is an organic compound that has a biting or hanging odour that tends to linger in the nasal passages. Although there are combinations of such substance with other chemicals to create other liquids, it is when this fluid is mixed with ethanol that it becomes potable, yet intoxicating. Thus, it must be consumed in moderation only to prevent addiction. In the Irish coffee, whiskey is the main source of alcohol and must be aged and distilled either in Northern Ireland or in the Republic of Ireland for a richer taste.
  • Caffeine – This substance can also be found in leaves, seeds, or fruit of plants and acts as an innate pesticide that kills and paralyses certain types of insects that feed on them. In human body, it is considered as a stimulant to the central nervous system, which temporarily prevents drowsiness. Other mixtures that contain this ingredient includes, but are not limited to, energy drinks, soft drinks, and tea.
  • Sugar – This is used to sweeten the concoction and other beverages, such as fruit juices and certain types of carbonated soft drinks.
  • Fat – In a caffeinated refreshment, the source for this substance is the cream. Fats can also be found in other non-alcoholic liquid refreshments like fruit juice, soda, and cola.

If you want to try this unique drink mixture, come to Newquay, Cornwall today and stay at Pine Lodge Guest House. Not only will you get a taste of the original blend of the infamous Irish coffee, but you will also experience a one-of-a-kind holiday all together.

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