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Discussion » Questions » Food and Drink » Given that alcohol boils at around 78 degrees C and starts to evaporate at considerably less than that, it there any point to Irish coffee?

Given that alcohol boils at around 78 degrees C and starts to evaporate at considerably less than that, it there any point to Irish coffee?

The alcohol in the whiskey boils off, right?

Posted - January 14

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  • 42189

     

      You’ve got me there. I know absolutely nothing about alcoholic beverages. 

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      January 14, 2021 5:49 AM MST
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  • 35930
    That’s why you have to drink it fast. That is why the Irish are always drunk.g
      January 14, 2021 1:50 PM MST
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  • 14376
    I don't boil it.  Also, I don't really use whiskey; I just use Bailey's in the coffee and add whipped cream.  I must admit I haven't done this in almost 30 years.  
      January 14, 2021 9:18 PM MST
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  • 11958
    Coffee won't infuse properly at less than 70C (unless you're using instant, which is revolting). Alcohol starts to evaporate at less than that.
      March 23, 2021 7:54 PM MDT
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  • 6090
    Given that we all boil and evaporate at some temperature or other then what is the point to anything?  Irish coffee, as I recall, is fun.
      March 23, 2021 7:59 PM MDT
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