When making Irish coffee, most bartenders are concerned with the choice of whiskey that goes into your drink. But Jack McGarry, co-owner of Manhattan’s Dead Rabbit, argues that it’s the cream that really makes the difference. Click through to read more about his quest to find the, ahem, cream of the crop (plus a recipe you can recreate in your own home).
“As I was having my Guinness, my two 14-year-old nephews are drinking a glass of milk,” he recalled of the trip. “And they were freaking out, like we were freaking out about the Guinness. I figured, if a 14-year-old kid is freaking out, I’d better taste this milk. So the whole trip was about dairy.”
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