Irish Coffee

What would St. Patrick's Day dinner be without a good cup of Irish Coffee. For sure I don't want to be serving green cake or cookies. This is a terrific ending to any dinner, not just St.Patrick's Day.

Irish Coffee
1 serving
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1 jigger Irish whiskey (1 1/4 ounces)
2 sugar cubes
good strong coffee
slightly sweetened whipping cream

Pour the whiskey into a warmed glass. Add the sugar cubes and then the hot coffee. To avoid possible breakage of the glass, pour hot coffee over a metal spoon in the glass. Stir well. Float the cream on the top of the coffee by pouring it over the back of a teaspoon. The result should be a dark hot coffee mixture topped by a band of white cream. When you take a sip you will be drinking hot coffee through the cool white cream. Please use only real whipping cream. It should be whipped just until thick, but not stiff.