This year I have decided to celebrate St. Patrick's Day by hosting a small Irish breakfast for a few friends at my home. I have outfitted both tiers of my bar cart with an array of breakfast treats that are very fitting for this upcoming holiday. Today's post will feature the details on my Irish Coffee service pictured above on the top tier of the bar cart. Tomorrow's post will detail the breakfast items assembled on the bottom tier of the cart. Both features consist of easy entertaining ideas that are delicious and festive. The best part? With the exception of the perishables, most of the accessories used for these two posts are items that I already had on hand. It is totally worth to take the time to search your own inventory for St. Patrick's Daythemed entertaining accessories (ex. think green, gold, shamrocks, etc.). I have a feeling that you will be pleasantly surprised by what you already have on hand.
Irish coffee is a must when hosting a festive Irish breakfast. Serving a classic Irish Whiskey like Jameson alongside a freshly brewed pot of coffee and a few additional accouterments is the perfect way to kick off this day devoted to celebrating the Irish. In terms of entertaining accessories to pair alongside my Irish coffee service, incorporating my Irish Parian China Coffee Pot into this post was a no-brainer. From there I opted to use my basketweave mugs not only because they were similar in style to my coffee pot, but also because they were a nod to the fabulous Irish Belleek China. See below for all details on how I went about creating this look.
Bar Cart Details
Irish Coffee Recipe
- Freshly Brewed Hot Coffee
- Brown Sugar (I suggest Dark Brown Sugar)
- Turbinado Sugar (optional - if you don't prefer brown sugar)
- Fresh Whipped Cream
- Jameson Irish Whiskey
- Here is a link to a classic recipe for Irish Coffee
For those of you who have yet to try a traditional Irish coffee, all I can say is that you are definitely missing out! OMG...WOW, talk about a guaranteed crowd pleaser!!! This is most certainly a decadent and spirited way to kick off your St. Patrick's Day celebration. Stay tuned- tomorrow I will be unveiling part two of my St. Patrick's Day Breakfast Bar Cart.