Irish Coffee from the Buena Vista San Francisco

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Recipe by FLKeysJen

The Buena Vista on Fisherman's Wharf serves as many as 2,000 of these famous Irish Coffees each day. It's a great way to warm up on a foggy day by the bay; however, after a few of these, you may be feeling a little foggy yourself. The major difference from other Irish Coffee recipes here is the use of sugar cubes.

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Google Felicity Cloak's guide to the perfect Irish Coffee for a much better write up and recipe...

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Fill glass with very hot water to pre-heat, then empty.
  2. Pour hot coffee into hot glass until it is about three-quarters full.
  3. Drop in two cocktail sugar cubes.
  4. Stir until the sugar is thoroughly dissolved.
  5. Add full jigger of Irish Whiskey for proper taste and body.
  6. Top with a collar of whipped cream by pouring gently over a spoon.
  7. Enjoy it while piping hot.

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