Proper Irish Coffee by Catch Steak in NYC
Coffee is more than a treat. It’s a necessity, but it can be a real treat if you add a little Irish whiskey in the mix.
Next time you’re on vacation or just having that kind of day, grab a bottle of Proper No. 12 Irish whiskey and try one of these caffeinated cocktails, courtesy of the beverage brand headed by none other than MMA star Conor McGregor.
Some of these recipes are traditional, and some are quite creative concoctions from famous bartenders across the country. No matter what flavor your savor, these drinks will definitely give you something to cheers about.
Proper Coffee Bomb
- .75 oz Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey
- .25 oz coffee liqueur
- 10 oz Irish stout (i.e. Guinness)
Directions: Pour Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey and coffee liqueur and into a shot glass and drop into a pint glass of Irish Stout.
Proper Cold Brew
- 1 oz Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey
- 4 oz cold brewed coffee
- Sweeten to taste
- Creamer to taste
Directions: Build over ice, stir
A Proper Coffee
This recipe was created by Sonny Verdini, Bar Manager at Trade in Boston.
- 2 oz Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey
- 1.5 oz Boston Harbor Coffee Liqueur
- 1 oz Mandarine Napoleon Liqueur
- .5 oz Benedictine Liqueur
Directions: Shake and strain into a Nick and Nora glass. Garnish with hand-whipped cream and coffee beans.
Proper Iced Coffee
- 4 parts cold coffee
- Milk or creamer of choice
- Sweetener of choice
Directions: Fill glass with ice. Add Proper No. Twelve and cold coffee. Add creamer and sweetener to taste. Stir to combine.
Proper Irish Coffee
This cocktail comes courtesy of Lucas Robinson, Corporate Beverage Director for Catch Steak in NYC.
- 1.25 oz Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey
- .5 oz Ancho Reyes
- .25 oz Giffard Crème de Cacao
- .25 oz 2:1 Demerara Syrup
- 3.5 oz coffee
Directions: Build in a snifter, stir all the ingredients, then top with whipped cream, and garnish with grated nutmeg and a pocky stick
"The Mad Mac"
Gavin McMonigle serves this delicious and dastardly drink at Philadelphia’s Piss & Vinegar.
- 2 oz. Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey
- 1 Part Mexican coffee liqueur
- 2 scoops mint chocolate ice cream
Directions: Hard shake all ingredients in a tin with crushed ice. Strain into a 6 oz. Irish coffee glass and serve.
The Notorious B.I.C (Banana Irish Coffee)
- 1.5 oz Proper No. Twelve
- .5 oz heavy cream
- .5 oz brown sugar syrup
- 3 oz cold brew coffee
- ½ of a ripe banana
- 2 cups ice
Directions: Combine ingredients in a blender. Add ice and blend. Pour into glass and a garnish with instant coffee granules (optional). Thrown together and blended until it’s smooth. Garnished with coffee grounds and a smile as you sip.