Cocktail Diaries: Irish Coffee Day
Peanut butter and jelly. Bert and Ernie. Mac and cheese … Sometimes you come across a duo that you just know is destined to be together.
For us, that pair is brunch and cocktails.
Typically when you think of a boozy breakfast, mimosas or bloody Marys come to mind. But we are here to talk about the underdog of brunch cocktails: the Irish Coffee.
If you search the interwebs for the history of the Irish Coffee, you get a couple different versions. So while we are not exactly sure when, how, and by who the original was created, it is safe to say that the modern version we know and love was created sometime in the 1950s by an Irish chef and bartender named Joe Sheridan.
Sláinte to you, Joe!
While most breakfast restaurants have the fixin’s to make a traditional Irish Coffee, there is one popular brunch spot that is changing the game.
This Arizona-based brunch spot has been featured on The Food Network and has become known for offering a modern twist on breakfast classics. Over Easy has become a favorite among locals and tourists alike because of their inventive, award-winning menu and classic mid-century décor. As everyone knows, a good thing is hard to keep secret, which is why you can now find Over Easy locations in Washington and Florida.
In honor of National Irish Coffee Day on January 25, Over Easy is offering $5 hot and iced Irish Coffees at its six Arizona locations — Gilbert, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Arcadia, Biltmore and Flagstaff.
Do yourself a favor and cancel your afternoon meetings on the 25th.
Over Easy’s Iced Irish Coffee
1 oz. Jameson Irish Whiskey
1 oz. Carolans Irish Cream
3 oz. Press Coffee Cold Brew
Splash of RumChata
Pour whiskey, Irish cream, and cold brew over ice and stir. Top with a splash of RumChata. If you want to indulge, top with some whipped cream and enjoy.