2013 marks the 61st anniversary of Irish Coffee in the U.S. The Buena Vista Café, a San Francisco institution, is said to have “invented,” or recreated the iconic drink by tweaking and perfecting the concept sampled in Shannon, Ireland, until it tasted just right and the cream floated delicately on top. It became the bar’s signature drink, which the BV touts serving some 2,000 glasses each day. Follow these simple steps to enjoy at home.