Make It: Irish Coffee for One


Need to warm your toes on a blustery January evening? Mix up a hot, comforting Irish coffee and plunk down in front of a crackling fire with your favorite novel.

Boiling water

Freshly brewed, strong black coffee

2   teaspoons brown sugar (or more to taste)

1½–2   ounces Irish whiskey

Softly whipped heavy cream

Pour boiling water into a mug and let sit for 20 seconds, then empty out mug. Fill the mug three-quarters full with hot coffee. Add sugar and stir. Add whiskey without stirring. Slowly pour the whipping cream over the back of a warm teaspoon into the coffee. Serves 1