Amazing story of Irish coffee and Joe Sheridan.
On a winter's night in 1943, a PanAm flight to New York took off from the small Irish town of Foynes.
The airline used large seaplanes for transatlantic flights. A few hours into the flight, the captain decided to turn back because the weather conditions were just too bad. Joe Sheridan, the head chef of the Foynes air terminal restaurant, offered hot coffee to the freezing travellers.
As an additional boost, he decided to pour a little Irish whiskey into the drink. When one of the travellers asked if Brazilian beans were used in the beverage, Joe replied that it was Irish coffee. And so, thanks to aviation, a well-known and popular drink-Irish Coffee-was born.