January 25 is National Irish Coffee Day
Here are today’s five thing to know about Irish Coffee:
- The Irish coffee typically consisted of black coffee, sugar, whipped cream, and Irish whiskey.
- Some say it was invented in Ireland and was intended to help travelers keep warm while traveling the Atlantic Ocean.
- It is said that Stanton Delaplane brought the drink to the United States and convinced the Buena Vista bar in San Francisco to put it on their drink menu.
- Tom Bergin’s Tavern in Los Angeles, also claims to have been the originator and has had a large sign in place reading “House of Irish Coffee” since the early 1950s.
- A similar hot Irish drink is called the Hot Irish Monk – cocoa, Frangelica (available kosher in select places) and whiskey.
“Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar and fat”~Alex Levin
Today’s Pinterest Board : Foodimentary
Today’s Food History
- 1799 The first US patent for a seeding machine was issued to Eliakim Spooner of Vermont
- 1858 Mendelssohn’s “The Wedding March” was first played at Queen Victoria’s daughter’s wedding
- 1945 Grand Rapids, Michigan became the 1st U.S. city to fluoridate its drinking water an effort to reduce tooth deca