Cocktail & Other Recipes By Spirit Other Whiskey Cocktails

Charleston Breakfast Coffee

Charleston Breakfast Coffee. Image: Tim Nusog

Jerry Slater, a bartender and forthcoming owner of The Expat in Athens, Ga., and co-author of “The Southern Foodways Alliance Guide to Cocktails”—has created a Southern take on the Irish Coffee that’s a much more grain-forward, slightly richer version of the drink.

This recipe originally appeared as part of “The Irish Coffee: 3 Delicious Ways to Reconsider the Famed Cocktail.”



  1. Pour the whiskey and simple syrup into a coffee mug.

  2. Top with the coffee, and stir to combine.

  3. Place the heavy cream in a pint-size Mason jar, and seal tightly with the lid.

  4. Shake the jar until the cream gets thick and pourable but not yet firm.

  5. Pour the soft whipped cream on top to form a layer about 1/2-inch thick.