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George's Liqueur Coffee

About the drink

A liqueur coffee is a coffee drink with a shot of liqueur. It may be served in a special liqueur coffee glass, often with cream and sugar. Liqueur coffee are all variants on what is widely known as Irish coffee, hot coffee with whiskey and a layer of cream (not whipped) floated on top. Liqueur coffee is particularly popular in Galicia, Spain, where it is considered a traditional drink.

Other Variants

  • French coffee, with Grand Marnier
  • Italian coffee, with amaretto
  • Calypso coffee, Spanish coffee, or Jamaican coffee, with rum and Tia Maria or Kahlúa
  • Gaelic coffee, with whiskey
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  • Glass:- latte glass
  • 40ml Jameson if you are making Irish whisky
  • Americano


  • Whipped cream and three coffee beans
  • If your making baileys coffee change Jameson for baileys
  • If your making Tia Maria coffee change Tia Maria for Jameson


  1. Brew the coffee
  2. Pour your chosen spirit or liqueur into a latte glass
  3. Pour in coffee to 2-3cm below full, then stir, add more sugar if needed
  4. Shake the double cream in an empty water bottle until it’s just aerated but still pourable
  5. Hold a teaspoon in the glass so the tip is just touching where the coffee meets the glass edge and the bowl of the spoon is upside-down. Carefully pour the cream over the back of the spoon so it slides gently onto the top of the coffee to fill the glass, rather than sinking in. Serve with two sugar cubes on the side and latte spoon immediately

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