Irish Coffee Day is today, January 25th. Check out this unique Irish Coffee cocktail from award winning bartender, Joaquín Simó of Pouring Ribbons featuring Knappogue Castle Single Malt Irish Whiskey (www.knappoguewhiskey.com). This classic cocktail is accentuated with the addition of a lightly toasted Knappogue Whiskey marshmallow created by Little Boo Boo Bakery (www.littlebooboobakery.com). The marshmallow provides a subtle hint of smokiness, making it a delicious accompaniment to this Irish Coffee.
Knappogue Irish Coffee (Created by Joaquín Simó of Pouring Ribbons, NYC. Voted Best Bartender of the Year at Tales of the Cocktail 2012.)
1.5 oz Knappogue Castle Single Malt Irish Whiskey
.25 oz rich (2:1) demerara syrup
5 oz hot coffee
5 drops saline solution (or a tiny pinch kosher salt)
2 dashes Regan’s No 6 Orange bitters
Muddle 3 cardamom pods in the bottom of a pre-heated Irish coffee mug.
Whip together the zest from one orange with two tablespoons of white sugar, 6 dashes Regan’s No 6 Orange bitters until thickened, but still pourable.
Float cream over the top of the drink by pouring gently over the back of a spoon.
Top with a lightly toasted Little Boo Boo Bakery Knappogue Castle Whiskey Marshmallow.
Knappogue Castle Single Malt Whiskey is named after Knappogue Castle, a 15th century castle in western Ireland, restored by Mark Edwin Andrews II upon purchasing it in 1966. At the castle he amassed an impressive and rare collection of pure pot still whiskey; when the whiskey reached its peak age, it was bottled and named after his beloved Knappogue. The last of Mr. Andrews’s whiskey, Knappogue Castle 1951, is the oldest and rarest Irish whiskey in the world, and it is still available for purchase by special order.