Taste what all the buzz is about Irish Coffee


Jon Schwalbenitz, Bartender

“It’s a simple drink. It doesn’t have a lot of ingredients, and yet it’s tasty. You got a little sweetness from the sugar, the Irish whiskey gives it a nice flavor as well, the whipping cream gives it some nice texture and, of course, the nice roasted coffee. All these flavors come together and play nicely.

“There are people who will tell you that it originated at Shannon Airport in Ireland. The story goes that somebody connected with the Buena Vista (a San Francisco cafe) brought the recipe back to Buena Vista, and Buena Vista made it famous. And most places do their Irish Coffee based on that style, as do we.”