Cocktail Recipes

Martinis & Murder Cocktail Recipe: Irish Coffee (Video)

Pair this creation from our first-ever guest bartender Pamela Wiznitzer with Episode #66, "The Aaron Hernandez Murder."

Martinis and Murder celebrated a milestone —Pamela Wiznitzer was the first-ever guest bartender to visit the podcast.

In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, Wiznitzer brought along some Slane Irish Whiskey for the crew to try on the rocks, and then Wiznitzer tried to teach Matt something about bartending (finally!).

Listen to Wiznitzer give John Thrasher, Daryn Carp and Matt a crash course on whiskey, dish on bars that serve vodka, and how she would fend off an attacker at her bar, Seamstress. She also creates an Irish coffee for the team as they dive into the Aaron Hernandez case. It definitely doesn't need to be St. Patrick's Day to enjoy it — we think it's an amazing brunch drink.

Here's how to make the drink at home:

Ingredients

1 3/4 ounces Slane Irish Whiskey
1/2 ounce Demerara simple syrup*
2 1/2 ounces hot strong brewed coffee
1 ounce cream float**

Method

In a heatproof Georgian glass, add Slane Irish Whiskey, Demerara simple syrup and coffee. Leave room at the top for the heavy cream. Stir gently. Float a thin layer of cream on top. Garnish with a healthy grating of fresh cinnamon.

*Demerara simple syrup

Combine two parts demerara sugar to one part water over heat stirring until the sugar dissolves. Demerara is partially-refined light brown sugar, with a toffee flavor that works well with the drink.

**Cream Float

6 ounces heavy cream
3 teaspoons powdered sugar
1 grating fresh cinnamon

Combine ingredients in a Mason jar or protein shaker. Cover and shake for 20-30 seconds. Do not over shake. The consistency should become denser, but still pourable.

At home tip:

If you don't have a microplane at home to great cinnamon, take a kitchen knife and use the teeth to scrape off cinnamon from the unseamed side of a cinnamon stick — it will be fresher and tastier than anything powedered that's been sitting in a bottle.

[Video: Emily Spada]

Hosts Daryn Carp and John Thrasher chat about creepy crimes and mysterious murders... while mixing up martinis! Each episode will focus on a new crime, the crazy details and the theories about how -- and why -- it all went down. 

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