Definition of Irish coffee in English:

Irish coffee

noun

mass noun
  • Coffee mixed with a dash of Irish whiskey and served with cream on top.

    count noun ‘Elaine made two Irish coffees’
    • ‘He ordered an Irish coffee and I ordered a shot of rye, straight up.’
    • ‘Even after conventional planes replaced flying boats after World War Two, Shannon airport was still used as a fuelling point, and Irish coffee continued to be extremely popular.’
    • ‘Frank works at the well-known Buena Vista Cafe in San Francisco which was the first place in the US to serve Irish coffees in 1952.’
    • ‘He had been driving a mile home from a friend's house, where he had had wine and Irish coffee with Christmas dinner.’
    • ‘I grilled steaks, stuffed prawn cocktails into wine goblets, defrosted coq au vin and learnt to make Irish coffees, a thick layer of cream floating magically on the sweet, black, whisky-laden coffee.’
    • ‘‘That's when the Irish troubles began,’ says a grizzled wag in a Glandore pub, as we sample potent Irish coffee, laced with cream and whisky.’
    • ‘We finished the evening with the most perfect Irish coffees I have ever tasted.’
    • ‘After the Irish coffees at the conclusion of the meal I had written in my tasting notes ‘a fitting ending to a filling evening!’’
    • ‘The products include value-added cheeses, baby foods, beverages, cream liqueurs and Irish coffee, as well as ingredients for a variety of snack foods and prepared ready meals.’
    • ‘A pudding of very good jam roly-poly and custard followed by Irish coffee rounded off what was an excellent meal.’
    • ‘After this he sampled some Irish hospitality in Gallahue's Bar in the town and tasted Guinness but particularly liked Irish coffee.’
    • ‘Madame had an Irish coffee and I had a glass of Muscat de Beaume de Venise 2001 for €9.50, served in a Paris goblet.’
    • ‘We did manage a Calypso coffee and an Irish coffee to finish off, but it was a struggle!’
    • ‘Before turning in, we lingered at the big fireplace in the hotel lobby and treated ourselves to a hot chocolate and an Irish coffee.’
    • ‘She sits, nursing the whipped cream atop her Irish coffee, musing about the bar's other customers.’
    • ‘With such large portions, neither of us could get through to the desserts menu, but did manage to slip a cappuccino and an Irish coffee in for afters.’
    • ‘As I sat in my hotel room that night - my mind scattered with information and three big Irish coffees - I pondered my final thoughts on the entire day's events.’
    • ‘Together with two Irish coffees and another two lagers, the final bill came to £34.75, good value considering the amount we had consumed.’
    • ‘Prizes include Jesters merchandise, breakfast, Irish coffee or weekend carvery at Shenanigans, and sports shirts to name a few.’
    • ‘Tired shoppers will also be able to pick up luxury foods and hot chocolate, mulled wine, buck's fizz and Irish coffee outside the Triangle in Exchange Square from December 1.’

Pronunciation

Irish coffee