September 30, 2013

McGuire's Irish Pub Sunday Brunch and Frozen Irish Coffee

 In celebration of National Coffee Day I wanted to share one of my favorite coffee drinks from my #1 restaurant back home in Northwest Florida, McGuire's Irish Pub. I worked there for a couple years in college and I have been eating (and drinking) there for as long as I can remember. Frozen Irish Coffee is like a boozy coffee milkshake and the best thing it's FREE with their Sunday brunch (starting at just $9!). I just had to recreate it at home, using the recipe from the McGuires Cookbook. I am happy to say it was just as tasty as their version (but sadly missing their delectable brunch filled with beignets, fruit, benedicts, and omelettes).
I have featured a couple other Mcguire's inspired recipes on my blog before, including McGuire's Irish Boxtys and Corned Beef and Cabbage with Horseradish Cream.

An old Irish toast comes printed next to recipe in the McGuires Cookbook.

Health and long life to you,
Land without rent to you,
A child every year to you,
And may you die in Ireland.

Ashton and I enjoying our Frozen Irish Coffee during one of our many brunches 
at McGuires Irish Pub.


Makes 2 10oz servings
  • 1 1/2 tbs Irish Whiskey (I like Bushmills)
  • 1 1/2 tbs Kahlua coffee flavored liqueur
  • 1/2 cup strong, freshly brewed hot coffee, cooled to room temp
  • 1 1/2 cups vanilla ice cream, slightly softened
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 4 tbsp whipped cream
  • green cherry and Creme de menthe, optional for garnish


  1. Combine first five ingredients in a blender and pulse for a few seconds until the consistency of a milkshake.
  2. Pour into frosted mugs, top with whipped cream, and a straw and serve right away!
Recipe from McGuires Irish Pub Cookbook

It couldn't more simple: mix all ingredients in a blender until milkshake consistency then top with whipped cream and a straw!
Frosty, frothy, and delicious!
My version and the Mcguire's version, complete with a green cherry!

  McGuire's has two locations: Pensacola and Destin, FL. 
They offer a Sunday Brunch every week that is the best deal in town 
and includes beignets and FREE Irish Coffee!
 Sunday Brunch at McGuires was a frequent outing for us. Here we are as newly weds!
My Dad and Ashton enjoying brunch and Irish Coffee on Father's Day.
My family celebrating Father's Day in McGuire's Wine Cellar room.
Beignets are served deliciously coated in powdered sugar.
We always order a bowl of 18 cent (you read that right!) Senate Bean Soup. 
 Rich and creamy Spinach and Artichoke Dip with homemade chips is a popular appetizer.
Eggs Killarney, loaded with steak and hollandaise, is my favorite brunch item.
Their sandwiches are mouthwatering too, including their huge steak burgers and Reuben sandwiches.
Pork chops are my top choice for dinner (and easily big enough to share!).
Dining out at McGuire's Irish Pub is a fun and delicious experience any time of day!
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  1. We recently had these at McGuire's in Pensacola and loved them. I want to make them for St Paddy's Day dinner at our house this weekend but my experimenting is resulting in too thin a drink. Does McGuire's make these and then freeze them before serving? Theirs were so thick you couldn't sip through a straw until they sat for a while. Thoughts or suggestions?

    1. This recipe is from McGuire's cookbook so it's pretty close. However, I remember when I worked there they have a frozen drink machine that it is prepared in with the ice cream and it churns all day long so that's why their's has that super thick consistency. The best drink in town!


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