With the surge in Irish Whiskey and the recent trend in hot drinks, Bushmills Irish Whiskey has developed a partnership to perfect the Irish coffee.

In combining great Northern Irish craftsmen and quality ingredients, Bushmills has collaborated with award-winning coffee roastery in Belfast called Root and Branch to deliver an original Bushmills coffee blend for a high-quality foundation for the classic Irish cocktail.

Bushmills and Root and Branch Coffee Pack, packaging

Bushmills and Root and Branch Coffee Pack

The unique taste of this coffee was born out of the iconic, malt-rich flavor profile of Bushmills Irish Whiskey. After carefully selecting the coffee from a Brazilian family farm, the beans have been seasoned in former Bushmills casks—a technique that mimics the whiskey making process—and roasted, resulting in a bold, complex coffee that compliments the smooth, triple-distilled Irish whiskey made at Ireland’s oldest distillery.

Bushmills and Root and Branch

Bushmills and Root and Branch

They have also teamed up industry vet Natasha David of Nitecap in New York City who shares a similar passion for supreme craftsmanship and an appreciation for things done well. Natasha has developed a simple serve that packs a punch and is sure to warm up your holiday gathering this season.

The Bushmills x Root & Branch coffee and Bushmills Irish Whiskey pack is available for purchase on ReserveBar.com, suggested retail price $49.99. Enjoy the recipe below.

Bushmills REAL IRISH Coffee

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Bushmills Irish Whiskey
  • 1/2 oz Brown Sugar Almond Syrup*
  • 6 oz. Bushmills Coffee
  • Vanilla Scented Whipped Cream**
  • Orange Zest for Garnish

Preparation: Build all ingredients in a warm Irish Coffee mug. Top with a generous dollop of vanilla scented whipped cream. Garnish with freshly grated orange zest.

*Brown Sugar Almond Syrup

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Sugar in the Raw
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 tsp. Almond Extract

Preparation: In a blender, combine sugar and water and blend until sugar is dissolved. Add extract and blend until incorporated.

**Vanilla Scented Whipped Cream

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Fresh Whipping Cream
  • 1 tbsp. Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tsp. Pure Vanilla Syrup

Preparation: Whip the cream until you get soft peaks. Add sugar and extract and whip until incorporated. Store in fridge.

Yield: about 2 cups (10 servings)

How to Brew the Bushmills x Root & Branch Coffee:

Aeropress

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 oz. Coarse Ground Coffee
  • 8 1/2 oz. Water at 90C/194F

Preparation: 2 minute brew with 10 slow stirs after 30 seconds;
30 second press.

OR

Espro Press/French Press

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. Coarse Ground Coffee
  • 12 oz. Water at 90C/194F

Preparation: 4 minute brew with 10 slow stirs after 1 minute;
10 second press.