Irish Coffee Shot
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Irish Coffee Shot
Cocktail recipe

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3.86 / 5
This is a great, quick alternative to get the taste of a hot Irish coffee without the heat. This is a great, quick alternative to get the taste of a hot Irish coffee without the heat.
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Whiskey
Alcohol content
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30% | 0.9 units *

Shot glass

Ingredients

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Serves:
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Method
How to make a Irish Coffee Shot

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add both ingredients to a shot glass and serve


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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do you properly layer an Irish Coffee Shot?

To layer the Irish Coffee Shot, first pour the coffee liqueur into a shot glass. Then, slowly pour the whiskey over the back of a spoon resting just above the liqueur's surface. This technique helps to keep the whiskey from mixing with the liqueur, creating a distinct two-layer effect.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve an Irish Coffee Shot?

The best way to serve an Irish Coffee Shot is cold as specified. It should be served in a clear shot glass to showcase the layering effect. Serve it immediately after preparation to enjoy the contrasting flavors of the coffee liqueur and whiskey.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I use a different type of whiskey for an Irish Coffee Shot?

Yes, while traditional Irish whiskey is recommended for its smoothness and compatibility with coffee flavors, you can experiment with other types of whiskey, such as bourbon or Scotch. Note that the flavor profile will change, so choose according to your taste preference.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of an Irish Coffee Shot compare to a standard cocktail?

With an alcohol content of 30%, the Irish Coffee Shot is on the higher end compared to standard cocktails, which typically have an alcohol content ranging from 10% to 20%. This makes it a stronger option, perfect for those looking for a quick and intense drink experience.

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What type of coffee liqueur is best for an Irish Coffee Shot?

A high-quality coffee liqueur with a strong and smooth coffee flavor is best for an Irish Coffee Shot. Brands like Kahlúa or Tia Maria are popular choices that blend well with the whiskey, providing a balanced and rich taste.

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