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Cheers to National Irish Coffee Day This Sunday at Tom Bergin’s

on 23/01/15 at 11:05 am

Booze News

Irish-Coffee1National Irish Coffee Day is just around the corner and where better to celebrate than Los Angeles’ historic Irish pub Tom Bergin’s – “The House of Irish Coffee”! 

A little fun backstory – Original owner Tom Bergin received a copy of the first-ever recipe from famous San Francisco columnist Stanton Delaplane after he brought it over from Shannon Airport in Ireland, where the original Irish Coffee was created by chef Joe Sheridan in 1938. A staple on Tom Bergin’s menu ever since (the bar opened a couple years earlier in 1936), their signature Irish Coffee features Tullamore DEW Irish Whiskey, dark roast coffee, simple syrup, and Irish cream.

Tom Bergin’s Irish Coffee Recipe
By Owner Derek Schreck

¼ oz Simple syrup (or substitute one sugar cube)
1.5 oz Tullamore Dew Irish whiskey
Dark roast coffee
Chilled Irish cream (or a heavy milk fat cream such as manufacturing cream)

Warm a toddy glass by filling it with hot water.  Never build an Irish Coffee in a cold glass. Once the glass is warm, dump out the water. Add your simple syrup and Tullamore Dew whiskey. Fill with dark roast coffee (Tom Bergin’s use a proprietary house blend – Tom Bergin’s House Blend – from Picacho Coffee Roasters) leaving about a ¼” of room at the top. Whip the Irish cream
until it is just thick enough to stick to an overturned finger. Gently float the cream on top.

Cheers to National Irish Coffee Day!

Tom Bergin’s is open on Sunday, January 25 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., serving their Irish Coffee all-day long, in addition to a specialty gingerbread flavor.

  • 840 S. Fairfax Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90036
  • contact@tombergins.com
  • 323.936.7151