Travel to Ireland using your taste buds. The Irish Coffee is an iconic cocktail known ‘round the world — take a sip and start dreaming!
On a cold evening in 1943, a flight had to turn back to Foynes Airbase midway through its journey. The airbase, near Limerick, Ireland, was often used as a stopover for transatlantic flights carrying political and Hollywood figures, and a new restaurant had been created to cater to the dignified passengers. On this night, feeling sorry for the weary travelers, Chef Joe Sheridan concocted something special for them to drink. Legend has it a silence fell over the room as guests enjoyed the new beverage.
The Irish Coffee became an airport specialty and soon made its way to the United States in 1952 after the war. Travel writer, Stanton Delaplane brought it to Jack Koeppler’s attention who was the bartender at the Buena Vista Hotel in San Francisco. The rest was history!
Prepare this Irish cocktail, take a sip, and imagine yourself discovering the vibrant green rolling hills dotted with furry white sheep and the friendly, whiskey-loving locals of Ireland. When the time feels right, we’re here to help you plan your visit!
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