I thought this was necessary... and it will certainly warm you up!
Wouldn't you know, I DO own Irish coffee glasses (they were a gift from one of my sisters), but they happen to be somewhere in storage like many other parts of my life at the moment.
While not "authentic," the important thing is that the glasses I used did the job.
I know some people think it's too strong, but in my opinion the best way to brew coffee in a drip coffee pot is 1/2 c freshly ground coffee per 8 cups of water.
Next time I make this I think I'll use the French press... mmmmmm.
24 oz. (3 cups) freshly brewed hot coffee
6 t brown sugar (1 1/2 t per serving)
8-12 T (1/2-3/4 cup) Irish whiskey (or 2-3 T per serving)
freshly and lightly whipped cream
Divide brown sugar among glasses. Pour hot coffee (6 oz. or 3/4 cup) into each glass atop the brown sugar. Stir in whiskey.
Holding a spoon directly over a glass of coffee, gently pour cream so that it floats on top, and serve.