Liqueur Coffee Recipe


About the drink

A liqueur coffee is a coffee drink with a shot of liqueur. It may be served in a special liqueur coffee glass, often with cream and sugar. Liqueur coffee are all variants on what is widely known as Irish coffee, hot coffee with whiskey and a layer of cream (not whipped) floated on top. Liqueur coffee is particularly popular in Galicia, Spain, where it is considered a traditional drink.


  • Latte glass
  • 40ml Jameson for Irish whisky
  • Americano


  • Cream
  • 3 coffee beans


  • For Baileys coffee, change Jameson for Baileys 
  • For Tia Maria coffee, change Jameson for Tia Maria


  1. Brew the coffee
  2. Pour your chosen spirit or liqueur into a latte glass and pour in coffee to 2-3cm below full, then stir. Add more sugar if needed
  3. Shake the double cream in an empty water bottle until it’s just aerated but still pourable
  4. Hold teaspoon upside-down so the tip is just touching where the coffee meets the glass edge. Slowly pour the cream over the back of the spoon so it slides on top of the coffee to fill the glass, rather than sinking in. Serve immediately with two sugar cubes on the side and latte spoon.

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