The Dead Rabbit Irish Coffee No. 2

The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog | New York

This “workshopped” version of The Dead Rabbit’s Irish Coffee varies only slightly from the original version served at the bar, showcasing a light-bodied whiskey and slightly richer sugar syrup than previously used. The glassware is key: Dead Rabbit uses a six-ounce tulip-shaped glass to showcase the drink.


Serving: 1

  • 1 1/4 ounces blended Irish whiskey, preferably Clontarf
  • scant 1/2 ounce rich demerara syrup, (2:1, sugar:water)
  • 3 1/2 ounces coffee
  • 1 ounce heavy cream, to top

  1. In a six-ounce glass, stir together the whiskey, demerara syrup and hot coffee.
  2. In a bowl, whisk the cream until the bubbles disappear and the consistency thickens a bit.
  3. Pour the cream over the top of the drink.