The 3 Irish Coffee Cocktails in South Florida To Drink Now

It’s ofiically fall season in South Florida and the temperatures are starting to cool down – it may not be sweater weather yet but there’s a nice breeze in the air – which means it’s the perfect time for an Irish Coffee. At these three spots around South Florida, check out the creatively concocted versions (the classic recipe for an Irish Coffee generally consists of Irish Whiskey, coffee and brown sugar, stirred and topped with whipped cream) made with Slane Irish Whiskey, and perfect for sipping all fall and winter long.

Irish Coffee at Burlock Coast

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At Burlock Coast at The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale, Head Bartender Jean-Pierre “JP” Belonni has kept pretty true to the classic preparation of the Irish Coffee, using a simple – but delicious – blend of Slane Irish Whiskey, Panther Coffee, hot water and Irish Cream whipped cream.

“When it comes to coffee cocktails, the Irish Coffee is probably the top one,” says Belonni, head bartender at Burlock Coast. “The Slane Irish Whiskey is Triple Cask whiskey giving it a really balanced flavor for Irish Coffee.”

To prepare this version of an Irish Coffee, Belonni explains, “we put all the ingredients in a Irish coffee mug and top it off with a in house Irish Cream Whipped Cream. We decorate with spices – star anise or cinnamon – to give a little of more aroma.”

  • 1.5 oz. Slane Irish Whiskey
  • 2 oz Panther Coffee espresso shot
  • 1 oz Hot water
  • Irish Cream Whipped Cream

1 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 (at The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale); 954-302-6460; www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/florida/fort-lauderdale/dining/burlock-coast-seafare-spirits: @burlockcoast

Chai Me In-Slane at E.R. Bradley’s Saloon

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Located on the waterfront in downtown West Palm Beach, E.R. Bradley’s Saloon is all about fun vibes, live music, yummy bites and killer cocktails. And any trip to this legendary hangout should include the Chai Me In-Slane cocktail. Made with Slane Irish Whiskey, cold drip coffee, chai tea, sherry and condensed milk, it’s great for after dinner while taking in one of the nightly live bands.

“At E.R. Bradley’s we put a twist on your average Irish coffee,” says Manager Jackie Phillips. “For our Chai Me In-Slane cocktail, we partnered with Slane Irish Whiskey and came up with this after dinner cocktail to jazz up the perception people have on a traditional Irish coffee.”

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And it’s been quite a hit. Phillips continues, “We have received great feedback on the drink with people saying how smooth it is.”

  • 1.5 oz. Slane Irish Whiskey
  • 3 oz. Cold Drip Coffee
  • 1.5 oz. chai tea
  • .75 oz. sherry
  • 1 oz. sweetened condensed milk
  • A few dashes of Aztec chocolate bitters
  • Fresh nutmeg

All ingredients mixed and shaken, then poured over fresh ice in a goblet glass and topped with fresh nutmeg.

104 S Clematis St., West Palm Beach, FL 33401; 561-833-3520; www.erbradleys.com; @erbradleys_wpb

24 Hour Cold Brew Irish Coffee at iPic

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Is there anything better than kicking back at a super luxe VIP movie theater to catch a flick and sip a cocktail? At iPic in North Miami Beach, food and handcrafted cocktails are delivered right to guests who are relaxing in a reclining leather seat and watching the latest movies. Make sure to try the 24 Hour Cold Brew Irish Coffee, a bold, aromatic creation made in small batches with Slane Irish Whiskey and whole bean dark roast coffee.

“The 24 Hour Cold Brew Irish Coffee is served cold, with Slane Irish Whiskey and topped with spiced cardamom whipped cream,” says iPic’s Ancel Pratt. “We use Slane, which is a superior Irish whisky with a smooth and robust flavor that’s easy and gentle on the pallette.”

  • 4 oz. 24-Hour Cold Brew coffee*
  • 1.5 oz. Slane Irish Whiskey
  • Spiced cardamon whipped cream**

Fill Irish Coffee mug with Cold Brew Coffee. Add Slane Irish Whiskey. Top generoulsy with spiced cardamon whipped cream.

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*24-Hour Cold Brew Coffee

  • 1 Pound Whole Bean Dark Roast Coffee, Fresh Ground
  • 6 Liters Cold Water

Stir, cover, label, date and refrigerate for 24 hours.. Strain and discard ground coffee, using a fine mesh china strainer (chinois fine). Strain a 2nd time thru a coffee filter that has been placed inside of a fine mesh china strainer. Add 22 ounces of homemade Turbinado Syrup. Fill into 6 Quart Deli containers. Cover, label as “Cold Brew Irish Coffee Batch”, date and refrigerate.

**Cardamom Whipped Cream

  • 28 oz. Heavy Cream, chilled
  • 5 oz. homemade Cardamom Syrup

Place the chilled heavy cream and cardamom syrup into a chilled Stainless Steel iSi Cream Whipper Canister. Top cocktail generously with Cardamom Whipped Cream.

3701 NE 163rd St., North Miami Beach, FL 33160; 786-563-7061; www.ipictheaters.com; @ipictheaters

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