Passed to your plate by Kate Kreimer
What better way to commemorate the holidays than sipping an Irish Coffee. Though more properly it should be called an ‘Irish-American Coffee’ due to its trans-Atlantic development. This drink had its beginning at the old County Limerick air-terminal (now Shannon Airport) during a fearsome winter storm sometime in the 1940’s. A travel writer discovered it there in the 1950’s. He brought it to San Francisco and introduced it to the then owner of the Buena Vista Café. According to legend, the two of them spent the night perfecting the recipe. Sleep? Who needs it? Kate, in turn, discovered it at the same Buena Vista when she was living in San Francisco in the late 60’s.