Whisky Sugar Rocks

Have you ever tried an Irish Coffee? It’s a great treat to serve in honor of St. Patricks Day. Make the perfect Irish Coffee with the help of homemade whisky sugar rocks. They make the drink a cinch to put together – and with a pretty bow – become a great gift to celebrate the holiday, or as a hostess gift any time of year.

Make whisky sugar rocks by combining 2 cups sugar in a bowl with 1/2 cup Burbon Whisky. Spread the wet sugar mixture onto a baking dish and let dry overnight (mine took about 36 hours). Break off into pieces and add to coffee to make an easy Irish Coffee. Add cream and top with whip cream if you’d like. Enjoy!

Photography done in collaboration with Pictilio.

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Posted March 08, 2013
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7 Responses to “Whisky Sugar Rocks”

  1. Gloria says:

    My in-laws LOVE Irish coffee. This would be a sweet treat for them the next time they come visit :-)

  2. Lena says:

    So clever–and delicious!

  3. Debora Dutra says:

    Great idea! I need to try this.

  4. JEN says:

    This is great. Where did you get the cute mug?

  5. heidi says:

    What a cheap and easy gift for St. Patty’s day. So many of my friends would love this. How surprised would they be to receive a little something special on St. Patty’s Day?

  6. Jenn says:

    I tried to make thIs for St. Paddy’s leaving an extra day to dry just in case. After 72 hrs it was still mushy (but with a crust… in a good way). Remixed it to make it evenly moist & spread it thinner on a parchment lined baking sheet. Another 72 hrs and it was still damp & crumbly. How sad!

    I suspect it was because I used demerara (raw) sugar. (Tastes great!… molds poorly) I will try it again with regular granulated sugar next time. (Anyone else have this experience?)

  7. Keren says:

    Jenn, I ran into the same thing. I added a cup of sugar which wasn’t great for the flavor and it still took an extra couple days. Messing with it before its dry makes it crumble. Even crumbled, it would be great in a jar. Next time, I am going to try just *barely* warming it to see if it will get harder faster. I also tried it with white sugar – gross and boring and ugly. That’s definitely raw in the photo. Can’t stress enough to line the dish with plastic wrap or wax paper or something, especially if using white sugar. Will definitely make again. Good stuff.