Mix This: Irish Coffee

April 11th, 2012 — 2:07pm

The Irish Coffee

- 2 parts Bushmills Irish Whiskey
- 4 parts Coffee
- 1 ½ parts fresh hand whipped cream
- 1 brown sugar cube

Combine the Bushmills, coffee, and sugar cube to a mug and muddle the sugar cube until you can’t see any of it in the drink.  Hand whip your cream for about one minute and top off the coffee with it.

The Irish Coffee was created 100 years ago by Joe Sheridan, head chef at Foynes County, Limerick, Ireland.  The idea for it originated after a group of American passengers arrived after disembarking from a Pan Am flying boat.  It was winter and they were all very tired.  Sheridan added some whiskey to their coffee to warm them up a bit more.  After asking if they were being served Brazilian coffee, Sheridan replied,”no, it’s Irish Coffee.”

Irish Coffee was then brought over to San Francisco after Stanton Delaplane, a travel writer, drank some at the Shannon International Airport in Ireland.  He also worked for the Buena Vista Café in San Francisco, and started serving it on November 10, 1952..  He re-created the recipe by floating cream on top of the coffee.

Irish coffee is now served all over the world, in different variations.  But true Irish coffee always has a good Irish coffee to go along with it.

Jeff Marino, Casey’s Irish Pub, GM

Seven Grand Whiskey Society: Dave Pickerell from Whiskey Pig! (4/17, 7pm)

April 10th, 2012 — 1:39pm

Coming up on Tuesday April 17th, at 7pm in the Jackalope Room, we have Master Distiller Dave Pickerell from Whistle Pig coming in to taste and educate us on his amazing Rye Whiskies. Dave is a legend in the Craft Distilling world, offering his expertise to many of the current up-and-comers.

We are currently waiting on our Whistle Pig Single Barrel, No. 242, to be offered here at Seven Grand and nowhere in the world.

Don’t miss out on this one, this will be a great eduction. Please RSVP on the link below. Latecomers will not be seated, but can hang at the bar until after the tasting , to meet Dave then.

Register Here!

For more information on the Seven Grand Whiskey Society, hit the link beneath my my signature.

Look forward to seeing you  on the 17th.

Pedro, currently sipping Bowmore 18. Thank you Johnnie!

Pedro Shanahan
Spirit Guide, Seven Grand Whiskey Bar
Co- curator, Seven Grand Whiskey Society

Hangar 24 Special Release Party! 4/19, 8pm-10pm

April 10th, 2012 — 1:22pm

Rafael Hurtado (Hangar 24 Market Manager) will be at the Golden Gopher on 4/19 from 8pm-10pm to help celebrate the release of two of their special release craft beers from their “Barrel Roll Series”, Hammerhead & Pugachev’s Cobra.

Aged in bourbon barrels & only available once a year, this is the second release & these are two beers you shouldn’t miss!

This event is open to the public. There is no cost to attend.

See you there!

Lauren Wong, Golden Gopher, GM