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Irish Coffee

Irish Coffee
Impress your guests by taking the extra time to stud the citrus with cloves. The aroma it produces will warm you up from the inside out.



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Stud 4 strips of orange peel and 4 strips of lemon peel with 2 cloves each and place them in a frying pan or chafing dish with a stick of cinnamon and 2 teaspoons of sugar. Place over moderate heat, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon, until the sugar has melted. Pour the Irish Whiskey into the pan and place a lighted match to the liquid. (Be sure to step back since the flame will flare up instantly.) Shake the pan slowly until the flame dies out. Pour in the hot coffee all at once and let it come to a simmer. Remove from the heat. Rub the cut edge of a strip of lemon peel around the inside of each Irish coffee cup and dip it into a dish of powdered sugar so that the sugar adheres to the inside rim. Pour in the coffee, trying not to disturb the sugar. Top each serving with a dollop of whipped cream.