Irish coffee is a gift for which the world can never thank Ireland enough.

The boozy alcoholic beverage ticks all the right boxes to be called one of the most popular and delicious drinks in the world. There are many things to love about Irish coffee -- the refreshingly caffeinated aftertaste, the boozy punch, and most importantly the fact that it's as well-loved in the U.S. as it is in Ireland.

The hard-to-resist drink can go a long way in making a nightly drinking session memorable, due to which every Jan. 25 is celebrated as National Irish Coffee Day.

To speak of its origin, the beverage was first invented by Irishman Joe Sheridan during the winter of 1943. Sheridan, a chef at Foynes Port near Limerick, whipped out this drink to provide some warmth to the cold, weary passengers at Foynes -- one of the biggest civilian airports in Europe during World War ll, which served as a stopover for longer flights taken by notable Hollywood and political figures.

Although the name may give the impression that the ingredients are hard to grab, the drink is actually pretty simple to make. You will just need some good-quality Irish Whiskey, a strong cup of coffee, some brown sugar, and some lightly whipped cream; here is a detailed recipe for the classic.

Meanwhile, read on for some quotes below as you take a comforting sip of the lovely cocktail.

  • "Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar and fat."- Alex Levine
  • "I never waited for my Irish Cream coffee to be the right temperature, with a storm happening outside and my fireplace crackling ... I wrote every day, at home, in the office, whether I felt like it or not, I just did it."- Stephen J. Cannell
  • "I like men how I like my coffee, hot, strong, and Irish."- Anonymous
  • "Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar, and fat." - Anonymous
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