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The Dead Rabbit Irish Coffee

The Dead Rabbit Irish Coffee
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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: nutmeg, freshly grated


  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.