Friday, June 13, 2014

Travelers: Irish Coffee


When in San Francisco, head to The Buena Vista Cafe for a tasty Irish Coffee. Although the cafe opened in 1916, this Irish Coffee wasn't introduced until 1952. The owner at that time combined his efforts with a travel writer to recreate the cocktail that was first invented in Ireland in 1943.

Today, The Buena Vista Cafe fills 2,000 to 3,500 glasses every day of this wonderful mixture of warm coffee laced with Irish Whiskey. You'll find a white coated bartender lining up tulip shaped glasses, placing two white sugar cubes in each, filling them with hot coffee in a continuous stream, adding Irish Whiskey delivered in a dramatic pour, and finishing off each glass with lightly whipped cream. Even the cream is aged.

It's quite the site to witness and a wonderful way to end...or start...your day.

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