RECIPE | A Stellar Irish Coffee

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style with a very Virginia Irish Coffee.

From our friends, Stella and Mariusz Pomianek of Cafe Stella [two locations in Norfolk] comes this recipe for a hot cocktail that will put a jig in your step. Here’s how to make it:

Coffee Ingredients

1 teaspoon packed brown sugar

3 teaspoons white sugar

1-1/2 ounces whiskey

[VAEATS recommends a craft-distilled Virginia whiskey [ Virginia Spirits LINK]]

6 ounces hot coffee

[Stella recommends one of Cafe Stella’s roasts [Cafe Stella LINK]]

Whipped Cream

[See note below for our Bourbon Whipped Cream recipe]

Fresh grated nutmeg


In a heat tolerant glass, add brown sugar and white sugar. Add whiskey and stir to dissolve sugar. Top with coffee, leaving about a half-inch at top for whipped cream. Add whipped cream and garnish with a little nutmeg.

[Email us for our recipe for Bourbon Whipped Cream: with “Bourbon Whipped Cream” in the subject]

[photo: Stella Pomianek]

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