Classic Irish Coffee is made of hot coffee, sugar and whiskey; sometimes cream is added and sometimes it’s just hot coffee spiked with Bailey’s liqueur (a mix of whiskey and cream). Bailey’s is my favorite drink to have during the fall/winter months because it’s rich, creamy, luxurious, and somehow always manages taste like a celebration. However, if served on the rocks, it eventually gets diluted by the melted ice and is no longer so pleasant. But not if you serve it over coffee ice cubes! (Make coffee as you usually would, fill an ice tray with it, freeze, and combine with Bailey’s). Instead, as the coffee cubes start to melt and slowly mix with the liqueur, the drink starts to take on a new bolder personality.
It turns out that this concoction is actually quite popular on the blogosphere and I’ve definitely seen it on Pinterest. But just for the record, I birthed the idea in my head before having seen all those other posts!