The Story Behind The Dead Rabbit’s Real Irish Coffee Recipe

Created by Jack McGarry and Sean Muldoon of The Dead Rabbit, named best bar in the world in 2016, this may just be the most famous Irish Coffee recipe outside of the Emerald Isle. Made with freshly roasted Sumatra coffee, Irish whiskey, Demerara syrup, and topped with plenty of whipped cream, this mug won’t disappoint.


  • 1 ounce Bushmills Original Irish Whiskey
  • ⅝ ounce rich Demerara sugar syrup (2 parts sugar, 1 part water)
  • 3 ¼ ounces Sumatra coffee
  • Garnish: Fresh whipped cream & nutmeg


  1. Pour the coffee and sugar syrup into a 6-ounce glass, leaving about half an inch of room for cream.
  2. Garnish with freshly whipped cream and a dusting of grated nutmeg.

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Updated: 2022-12-28

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