For the secret ingredient, AI suggests using a homemade spiced syrup made with cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. To make the spiced syrup, combine 1 cup of water, 1 cup of granulated sugar, 2 cinnamon sticks, 5 cloves, and 1 teaspoon of freshly grated nutmeg in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring until the sugar is dissolved, then reduce heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool, then strain the syrup through a fine-mesh sieve and store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. Use a half-ounce of this spiced syrup for the AIrish Coffee cocktail.
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