This post first appeared over at Real Housemoms where I’m a contributor.
If you’re looking for coffee with a kick, start your day with this hot IRISH COFFEE ROYALE made with brandy and Irish cream!
I drink coffee every single day. Its a little habit I picked up back in high school. On occasion, I like to enjoy a little booze in the morning. I can’t help that my favorite adult beverage is a spicy bloody mary! But, when I’m not in the mood for a spicy and savory drink, I love to add a little kick to my coffee.
I took a picture of my glassware to show how lonely it is. Doesn’t it look much prettier with a hefty shot of Irish cream, a hand cut crystal glass holding some beautiful brandy, and a glass mug with some piping hot super strong coffee? I thought so.
Your typical Irish coffee is made with Irish whiskey. In order for a coffee drink to be called royale, it must be made with brandy instead. Or, so I’ve read. Just go with me on this one.
If you like your coffee screaming hot like I do, I suggest warming the brandy and Irish cream before adding it to the coffee. The sugar is totally optional – add it only if you like your coffee sweet because the Irish cream is already really sweet. But, I like my coffee like I like my men – hot, sweet, and strong.
- 2 ounces brandy
- 2 ounces Irish cream
- 4 ounces brewed coffee (make it strong)
- sugar (optional)
- Warm brandy and irish cream is small saucepan over low heat. Combine with coffee. Add a small amount of sugar if you prefer your coffee sweet. Enjoy!
If you’re in the mood for anything Irish, you’ll definitely want to check out my recipe for bangers & mash with stout onion gravy:
as well as my oh-so-heavenly Irish soda bread: