Brazilian Irish Coffee recipe

Brazilian Irish Coffee recipe | Brazil Coffee FactsThis Brazilian Irish coffee recipe is a tropical version of the famous Gaelic cocktail for a boost in the cold of our winters. Check it out!

Irish coffee is a drink made with hot coffee,  whiskey, and (brown) sugar, stirred, and topped with thick cream. The coffee is drunk through the cream. The original formula explicitly uses non-whipped heavy cream, and the version with whipped cream is acceptable.

Word of mouth tells us of a legendary story about a famous drink that mutated in our tropical lands.

Any type of commercial or gourmet Brazilian coffee will work for this recipe.

Irish Brazilian Coffee - Tchê Irlandês

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp jigger Irish cream liqueur
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 fluid ounce whiskey
  • 1/2 fluid ounce quality Brazilian "cahaça", or any tropical distilled alcoholic beverage,
  • 6 fluid ounces hot Brazilian coffee
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar, or more to taste (optional)
  • 1/4 cup whipped cream

Instructions

  1. Place sugar on a plate or shallow bowl
  2. Wet the rim of glass or mug with a moistened paper towel.
  3. Dip the rim in sugar to coat.
  4. Pour whiskey into the prepared glass.
  5. Add the cachaça.
  6. Add the cream liqueur
  7. Pour in Brazilian coffee, but let free about 1/2 inch.
  8. Add sugar, to taste, and stir.
  9. Top with whipped cream.
  10. Serve.

Decades ago, there used to be a secret poker game between rich farmers from Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay, in the cold winter nights of southern Brazil.

The match that lasted for days and only stopped when the last guy would fall to the winner always took place in the back of a discrete tavern in Gramado, RS, Brazil.

During those nights the Macedo couple served them food and drinks and the game was their primary annual source of income.

Mrs. Anita Macedo was a great cook, and she adapted the Irish coffee recipe so those poker warriors could face the cold winter nights of that lovely city with a boost of tropical enthusiasm.


 

4 thoughts on “Brazilian Irish Coffee recipe

  • 2016-09-16 at 12:45 pm
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    Thanks for this great coffee recipe.

    Coffee and whiskey are two of my favourite drinks and i can’t wait to try them together…lol.

    I also really love the story about the wealthy farmers and their secret poker game. I can understand how this combination would get them through days of playing.

    Do you think the recipe would work well with other coffee?

    Love and light.

    Vivia

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    • 2016-09-21 at 5:11 am
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      Hello, Vivia,

      I suppose it would… haha. Sure it would, but… Not as well as Brazilian coffee, though… haha. What can I say? I’m parochial.

      Thanks for leaving your impressions. Cheers!

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  • 2017-01-06 at 7:48 pm
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    This looks delicious! And perfect for the cold weather coming up.

    I will have to bring this recipe over to my mother in law’s house. They love Irish cream over there so I know this will be a hit. Is cachaca readily available at liquor stores or do you order that online?

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    • 2017-01-17 at 11:09 am
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      Hello, Jeremy,

      Usually, outside of Brazil, Cachaça can be found in stores specialized in Brazilian food (large cities), liquor stores that have a wide variety of imported stuff, Brazilian supermarket (I’ve heard of 3 in the US: New Jersey, near Orlando, near Boston)

      Thanks for sharing your opinion. Cheers!

      Reply

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