Have you been watching the Olympics? We love the Olympics. It is one of the few times that we can see so many different sports and events. If you could compete in any two events, which would you choose? Craig would choose hockey and downhill skiing. Rhonda would choose figure skating and the half-pipe. As we have watched the coverage night after night, we asked ourselves, “What would be a great beverage to drink while watching the Winter Games? And by the way, where is Bob Costas?” While we cannot answer both questions, we do have a great answer for the first. The Winter Games drink that takes first place for Pyeongchang is Gold Medal Coffee! The best part of this drink is that we have both a short program and a long program to offer.
The short program is a little twist on a traditional Irish Coffee. Telling you to drink an Irish coffee for the olympics didn’t really sit well with us, so we had to add a few degrees of difficulty. Craig just recently discovered coffee. (Where has he been? We don’t know.) He has started to make himself a vanilla latte before work each morning. To flatter the new coffee lover in our household, we created Gold Medal Coffee.
How do you make it? It is so easy. You need 2 ounces of Kerrygold Irish Cream. Remember we have used Kerrygold in a variety of recipes like, our french toast, and our Kerrygold ice cream? You need an ounce of Irish whiskey, and half of a cup of hot dark roast coffee. Pour the Irish cream and the whiskey into a coffee cup, top off with the coffee and sprinkle a little cinnamon on top. Once you take a sip of this delicious coffee, you will hear the Olympic theme song playing and feel as if you are on top of the podium. This is an excellent after-dinner drink to offer to guests as an alternative to a heavy dessert, and it makes an award-winning brunch beverage, as well.
Now for the long program. Prepare your coffee. Fill a tall glass with ice, and add 2 ounces of Kerrygold Irish Cream, 1 ounce of Irish whiskey, and 1/2 ounce of Frangelico liqueur. Top off with coffee. Add a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon for garnish. You nailed the landing. Yes!!!
Maximum points earned for execution and artistic interpretation! You’ve earned the gold.
- 2 ounces of Kerrygold Irish Cream
- 1 ounce of Irish whiskey
- half cup of dark roast coffee
- cinnamon for garnish
- For Iced Coffee:
- Add 1/2 ounce of Frangelico liqueur
- Prepare coffee as usual. Add Kerrygold Irish Cream and Irish whiskey to coffee cup. Top off with hot freshly brewed coffee. Sprinkle with cinnamon to garnish.
- For iced coffee:
- Add above ingredients and Frangelico to a tall glass filled with ice. Top off with coffee. Garnish with whipped cream and cinnamon.
To download and print the recipes for these two golden beverages. Visit our website.
We hope you enjoy Gold Medal Coffee this week while watching our American athletes go for the gold! We would love to hear what you think. And if you find out where Bob is, can you let Rhonda know? She’s been worried that he has another eye infection!
Disclaimer: Beverages on this site are meant for adults 21 years and older. We do not condone underage drinking, and never drink and drive.