There's nothing like a hot Irish Coffee on a dreary, sleety night in March. The hot, sweet-and-bitter strong coffee sipped through the cool, rich cream makes for a study in contrasts that can't help but emphasize your comfortable inside setting while the storm howls outside and rattles the windows.
Irish coffee is traditionally served in a special Irish Coffee glass, like the Waterford ones shown here: it has both a stem and a handle.
I always make Irish Coffee with Jersey Cow Cream that I normally get in Vermont, but I guess it is now available in Massachusetts Whole Foods markets.
I also sprinkle the top with a pinch of Demerara Sugar, but that is just eye-candy.