With the surge in Irish Whiskey and the recent trend in hot drinks, Bushmills Irish Whiskey has developed a partnership to perfect the Irish coffee.
In combining great Northern Irish craftsmen and quality ingredients, Bushmills has collaborated with award-winning coffee roastery in Belfast called Root & Branch to deliver an original Bushmills coffee blend for a high-quality foundation for the classic Irish cocktail.
The unique taste of this coffee was born out of the iconic, malt-rich flavor profile of Bushmills Irish Whiskey. After carefully selecting the coffee from a Brazilian family farm, the beans have been seasoned in former Bushmills casks – a technique that mimics the whiskey making process – and roasted resulting in a bold, complex coffee that compliments the smooth, triple-distilled Irish whiskey made at Ireland’s oldest distillery.
Bushmills also teamed up with industry vet Natasha David of Nitecap in New York City who shares a similar passion for supreme craftmanship and an appreciation for things done well. Natasha has developed a simple serve that packs a punch and sure to warm up your holiday gathering this season.
Starting on December 6, the Bushmills x Root & Branch coffee and Bushmills Irish Whiskey pack will be available for purchase on ReserveBar.com, suggested retail price $49.99.
Bushmills REAL IRISH Coffee
2 oz Bushmills Irish Whiskey
.5 oz Brown Sugar Almond Syrup
6 oz Bushmills Coffee
Build all ingredients in a warm Irish Coffee mug.
Top with a generous dollop of Vanilla scented whipped cream.
Garnish with freshly grated orange zest.
To make the Vanilla Scented Whipped Cream
1 cup fresh whipping cream
1 tbsp. powdered sugar
1 tsp. pure vanilla syrup
Whip the cream until you get soft peaks. Add sugar and extract and whip until incorporated. Store in fridge.
Yield: about 2 cups (10 servings)
To make the Brown Sugar Almond Syrup
2 cups Sugar in the Raw
1 cup Water
1 tsp. Almond Extract
In a blender, combine sugar and water and blend until sugar is dissolved. Add extract and blend until incorporated.