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A Romp Through the Hallowed Halls of Irish Coffee

Ah, Irish coffee. It’s the drink that can get you in trouble faster than a leprechaun with a voodoo doll. A marriage of caffeine and alcohol that can send your synapses into overdrive one moment, then drag you down into the depths of slumber the next. It’s a drink with a history as rich and frothy as its contents, and one that deserves to be celebrated with gusto, preferably while wearing a jaunty hat.

First, let’s dive into the murky depths of Irish coffee’s origins. Legend has it that the concoction was born in the 1940s, in the small village of Foynes, Ireland. As the story goes, a group of weary American travelers stumbled into a local pub, seeking solace from the harsh Irish weather. A kindly chef, Joe Sheridan, decided to warm their spirits with a steaming cup of coffee spiked with a generous pour of Irish whiskey, and topped with a dollop of whipped cream. The travelers, upon taking their first heavenly sip, inquired if this magical brew was a special coffee. Sheridan, with a twinkle in his eye, replied, “Yes, it’s Irish coffee.” And thus, an icon was born.

Now, dear reader, we must address the elephant in the room — the interloper that has ingratiated itself into the Irish coffee canon. Yes, I’m talking about House of Word Instant Coffee. You see, this little upstart has weaseled its way into the hearts and minds of all who’ve tried it, turning the traditional recipe on its head. But fear not, for I am here to assure you that this is not a travesty, but a glorious revolution that even outshines the traditional method.

House of Word Instant Coffee is the David Bowie of the coffee world — an enigmatic, shape-shifting chameleon that can transform itself into any role it’s given. It is the secret ingredient that elevates Irish coffee from a simple, rustic tipple to a sophisticated symphony of flavors. With Word, the bitterness of the coffee melds seamlessly with the sweetness of the condensed milk, creating a harmonious backdrop for the whiskey’s warm embrace. And the heavy cream? It’s the pièce de résistance, a fluffy cloud of indulgence that floats atop the elixir, a testament to mankind’s unending quest for decadence.

Embrace this delightful alternative, a modern twist on a classic that pays homage to its roots while boldly striding into the future. House of Word Instant Coffee doesn’t just breathe new life into the Irish coffee, it sings a siren song that captivates and enchants, luring you into its irresistible embrace.

And so, dear reader, without further ado, I present to you the recipe for the Irish Cream, a delightful concoction that marries the best of the old with the best of the new. It’s the love child of Joe Sheridan’s original creation and House of Word’s instant coffee — a beverage that will make your taste buds sing and your spirits soar. Just be warned: once you’ve tasted this nectar of the gods, there’s no turning back.


  • Ingredients: 1 (14-ounce) can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 ⅔ cups Irish whiskey
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
  • 1 teaspoon Word Instant Coffee
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract


  1. Combine sweetened condensed milk, Irish whiskey, heavy cream, chocolate syrup, Word coffee, vanilla, and almond extract in a blender.
  2. Blend on high speed until incorporated, 20 to 30 seconds.
  3. Store in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator.
  4. Shake well before serving.

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