Maple Irish Coffee Cocktail

Maple Irish Coffee Cocktail

Recipe by: Marie (

Most of us have at least heard of the term "Irish Coffee"—a drink that combines coffee with a splash (or two) of Irish whiskey and perhaps some seasoning. It's a favourite of many, and for good reason. It's simple, good, and makes for a fun way to be warmed twice by our coffee.

Here at Escuminac, we decided to make it a bit better, and go all out for a bit of a cocktail. To do this, we combined our premium Canadian maple syrup, heavy whipping cream, some cinnamon and chocolate, and a couple of other treats.
The result is a Maple Irish Coffee Cocktail that lives up to its name and imparts flavours of spice, coffee, and whiskey across the palate. Enjoy it by a fireplace in winter, or on the porch of a cool spring afternoon.


  • 6 oz. freshly brewed hot black coffee
  • 1 – 1½ oz Irish whiskey (depending on your preference)
  • 1-2 tbsp Escuminac pure maple syrup
  • ¼ cup heavy cream (or 35% whipping cream), lightly whipped
  • ¼ tsp pure vanilla extract

Optional toppings:

  • Pinch of ground cinnamon
  • Shaved chocolate


  1. In a coffee mug, stir together the maple syrup and coffee. Pour in Irish whiskey and stir to combine. Set aside.
  2. Place heavy cream and vanilla extract in a cocktail shaker (or mason jar) and seal tightly with the lid. Shake vigorously until lightly whipped cream is formed (soft peaks), about 1-2 minutes *(see first note).
  3. Scoop the whipped cream over the top of the coffee and top with ground cinnamon and/or shaved chocolate if you like. Serve with a spoon for stirring. Best enjoyed immediately.

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