Irish Coffee Gets a Kick

Learn How to Make the St. Paddy’s Day Drink at Home

There’s no better way to start St. Patrick’s Day than with a traditional Irish Coffee. At Bar Novo in the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel, however, the classic concoction gets taken to the next level with their Irish Ginger Coffee cocktail.

Brian Jaymont, Director of Restaurants, explains that the addition of Two Gingers Whiskey offers the perfect contrast to bold espresso. “The combination of ginger spice in the whiskey with the rich notes of the coffee creates a depth of flavors,” adds Jaymont.

To make this coffee creation at home, Jaymont starts by combining 1 part Two Gingers Whiskey with freshly brewed coffee and adds almond syrup to add a hint of sweetness. Top off the concoction with a dollop of Bailey’s whipped cream and you have the perfect libation to get in the St. Paddy’s Day spirit!



Located in the heart of downtown Chicago at State and Wacker, Bar Novo at the Renaissance Chicago Hotel offers a vibrant hub for Chicago’s Theatre District. The 5,296 square foot bar features a 32-seat front bar complete with flat screen televisions and energetic views of the bustling street outside, an interactive glass-encased chef’s pantry as well as a more intimate setting complete with booths and communal seating. Bar Novo’s small plate menu and drink selections promise to be fast, fun and fresh with hand-crafted fresh juice cocktails, signature local beers, and an extensive wine list as well as delicious classic bar menu items with a clean, modern twist. For more information, please visit or call 312-372-7200. Follow us on Twitter @BarNovo and Bar Novo on Facebook.


About Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel

Located in the heart of downtown Chicago at State and Wacker, the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel is a premier Chicago hotel just steps away from the financial and theatre districts. The hotel features The Great Street Restaurant and Bar, a contemporary restaurant overlooking the Chicago River, a rejuvenation center offering indulgent spa treatments and state-of-the-art exercise equipment, and Bar Novo, a modern, intimate space with booths and communal seating. For more information visit:

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