Today's food day is National Irish Coffee Day. Turns out, the entire fourth week of January is Irish Coffee Week. (Hey, a food day and a food week that go together! And they're in an appropriate month - cold weather is perfect for hot drinks.) Prior to today, if you had asked me if I had ever had Irish Coffee, I would've said yes. I also would've been mistaken. I looked up Irish Coffee recipes and it seems that Irish Coffee is basically a type of Hot Toddy. It's coffee with alcohol and brown sugar with cream on top, really, but what makes it Irish? I guess it's the alcohol - it's whiskey. I don't keep whiskey around in my place, so I don't think I'll be making Irish Coffee today.
Drinks Mixer has a simple and easy to understand recipe for Irish Coffee, along with a video if you need more help. Also, did you know that there's a World Coffee in Good Spirits Championships? It's like the Olympic of Irish Coffee making. There can only be one competitor from each country, so I assume you have to win a bunch of regional and eventually a national competition. Of course, what I really want to know is how can I become a judge at one of these competitions?