This cocktail became a hit in the early 1950s when Stanton Delaplane brought it from Ireland to the United States. He was working at The Buena Vista Cafe in San Francisco, and after perfecting the recipe, this quickly became their signature cocktail.
The Buena Vista Cafe is still open today, and they make some of the best Irish Coffees, but be warned, this place is always super full of other people ordering them.
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