Black coffee 
1 teaspoon/4 g sugar 
1 large measure of Irish whiskey 
2 teaspoons/10 ml double cream 

Wine glass 

Heat your glass up, then begin 
To pour the hot black coffee in. 
Add some sugar now, and stir 
(White or brown, as you prefer). 

Then the whiskey you should pour; 
Take a spoon, and stir some more. 
Pour the cream on, taking care 
That it all stays floating there. 

To make the layer smooth and thick, 
Here's a clever little trick: 
Take the spoon and bit by bit, 
Pour cream down the back of it 

Sip the coffee through the cream, 
Then you'll know why people seem 
To hold this brew in such esteem!