Lá Fhéile Pádraig - "the Day of the Festival of Patrick"

Saint Patricks Day, an Irish national holiday on the 17th March, that celebrates the death date of the Patron Saint of Ireland, Patrick. Now I say Irish, which of course is the origin, but it is certainly a national holiday which seems to have travelled and inspired people all around the world.

The traditional celebration of Saint Patrick and the introduction of the christian religion to Ireland, made an official day of feasting in the 17th century, many celebrate with parades and festivals with a sea of bright green outfits as far as the eyes can see.

Celebrated right in the middle of lent, the restrictions on food and drink were lifted, which of course helped make this holidays tradition of drinking alcohol popular.

Keeping this in mind I thought we would look at one way many people celebrate great tasting coffee while enjoying a tipple of the good stuff!

Irish coffee

This sweetened espresso, with thick creamy topping that has the appearance of a freshly poured Guiness, was first invented by an Irish chef who would serve this to the arriving American tourists in Ireland and is perfect to accompany your celebrations. Why not use your JavaHub subscription to make these at home.

What you will need;

50ml Irish whiskey

Freshly brewed coffee

1 tablespoon of brown sugar

100ml double cream

How to make;

  • Brew your coffee
  • Whip the double cream until thick but not stiff. Add a small amount of coffee to the cream to flavour and stir until combined.
  • Pour the whiskey into a glass with the sugar, fill with the coffee until the glass is 3/4 full and stir well.
  • Using the back of a spoon, place against the inner edge of the glass and slowly pour over the cream, to give a layer of on top of the coffee.

You can finish this fantastic beverage with a sprinkle of cocoa powder or drink as it is. Let us know if you give this a try and tag us on social media @herbertandward

Happy St Paddys Day!!!