Jelani Johnson’s Iced Irish Coffee

Jelani Johnson, Clover Club | Brooklyn, NY

Mixing cream with two liqueurs adds extra dimension to this iced Irish Coffee. Jelani Johnson also makes a more traditional variation, served hot.


Serving: 1

  • 2 ounces Irish whiskey
  • 1 teaspoon simple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla syrup (see Editor’s Note)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon syrup (see Editor’s Note)
  • 5 ounces cold brew coffee
  • 1 ounce flavored cream (see Editor’s Note)

Garnish: grated nutmeg

  1. Combine all ingredients, except flavored cream, in Collins glass over ice.
  2. Stir to integrate.
  3. Top with flavored cream.
  4. Garnish with grated nutmeg. Serve with straw.
Editor's Note

Vanilla Syrup:
Make a 1:1 simple syrup, and simmer with vanilla bean. Discard vanilla bean before using.

Cinnamon Syrup:
Make a 1:1 simple syrup, and simmer with cinnamon stick. Discard cinnamon stick before using.

Flavored Cream:
In a cocktail shaker combine, 6 ounces heavy cream with 1 ounce each Drambuie and Licor 43. Shake with a Hawthorne strainer coil until the mixture has thickened but is still pourable (about 1 minute).

Tagged: Irish Coffee, winter