White Irishman
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White Irishman
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.78 / 5
This is similar to a White Russian - I invented this when I didn't have any vodka on hand. Since I enjoy Irish whiskey (especially the rarer kinds), I decided ... more This is similar to a White Russian - I invented this when I didn't have any vodka on hand. Since I enjoy Irish whiskey (especially the rarer kinds), I decided that it might not be a bad substitute for the vodka, and tried it out. I loved it! The flavour has some distinctive notes that are imparted by the whiskey, while still maintaining the feel and look, and the coffee taste, of a White Russian.
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20% | 3.6 units *

Whisky glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a White Irishman

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
In a whisky glass add one part Kahlúa, one part Irish whiskey, and one part half and half, with some ice
Give it a good stir and serve
~ You can substitute the half and half for milk. ~

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the whiskey in a White Irishman with another type of alcohol?

Yes, you can substitute whiskey with another type of alcohol if desired. Bourbon or a mild Scotch could offer a similar depth, but the flavor profile will definitely change. It's important to choose an alcohol that complements the rich flavors of the coffee liqueur and the creaminess of the Half And Half.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What are some garnish recommendations for the White Irishman?

For the White Irishman, consider using a light dusting of cocoa powder or grated nutmeg on top for a sophisticated finish. A few coffee beans or a cinnamon stick could also enhance the visual appeal and add a subtle flavor complement to the cocktail.

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