Irish coffee glasses made of heat-resistant glass or porcelain are ideal for an Irish coffee. These glasses are on thick short stems with a flat base and have handles attached to hold the drink comfortably.
Irish coffee glasses, which are used for warmer drinks including hot toddies and mulled wine, usually hold between 8 and 10 ounces. Traditional porcelain or glass coffee cups may also be used as Irish coffee glasses. In the absence of heat-resistant glasses, thick tempered glass cups with handles may be used. To create the charm of a traditional Irish coffee glass in the absence of a special glass, use a glass cup with a saucer that mimics the flat base of an Irish coffee glass.