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The Dead Rabbit Irish Coffee

the dead rabbit irish coffee cocktail

The Dead Rabbit

Jack McGarry of famed New York bar The Dead Rabbit shared his recipe for the bar's delicious hot Irish Coffee.


  • 1 1/2 ounces Clontarf Irish whiskey
  • 4 ounces brewed coffee, hot
  • 3/4 ounce Demerara syrup (one part demerara sugar, one part water)
  • Heavy cream, lightly whipped
  • Garnish: freshly grated nutmeg


  1. Fill an Irish Coffee glass with hot water and let stand for a few minutes to warm.

  2. Discard the water and add the whiskey, coffee and Demerara syrup.

  3. Stir to combine and top with a layer of heavy cream the width of your thumb.

  4. Garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.