The Best Irish Whiskey Cocktails

written by Mary Mahinda 15th March 2016

With St. Patrick’s just days away, how about making a few bold whiskey cocktails to enjoy with friends and loved ones as we join the rest of the world in marking this important day. Here are some of the best Irish whisky cocktails guaranteed to give you a kick;

Jameson Whiskey Sour

Best Irish Whisky Cocktails

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Ingredients;

  • 1 bar spoon granulated sugar
  • 4 dashes fresh squeezed lemon
  • 1 splash sparkling water
  • 60ml Jameson Irish Whiskey

Directions;

Dissolve the sugar with lemon juice and sparkling water in a mixing glass. Add Jameson Irish Whiskey and fill with ice. Stir well. Strain into cocktail glass and garnish with a cherry!

 

Gaelic Flip Cocktail

Best Irish Whisky Cocktails

Ingredients;

  • 1.25 oz Bushmills Irish Whiskey
  • 1 oz Sweet vermouth
  • 1 tsp Allspice liqueur
  • .33 oz Simple syrup (one part sugar, one part water)
  • 1 egg

Directions;
Add all the ingredients to a shaker and dry shake (without ice) to emulsify. Fill with ice and shake again. Strain into an Irish coffee mug or rocks glass and garnish with grated nutmeg.

 

The Copper Cocktail

Best Irish Whiskey Cocktails

Ingredients;

  • 1.5 oz Jameson Black Barrel Irish Whiskey
  • .75 oz Fresh lemon juice
  • .75 oz Irish Spiced Tea Syrup*
  • 1 oz Pressed apple juice (or non-alcoholic apple cider)

Directions;
Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake, and strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice and garnish with lemon half-wheel

 

The Brotherhood Cocktail

Best Irish Whiskey Cocktails

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz Michael Collins Blended Irish Whiskey
  • .75 oz Grand Marnier
  • .75 oz Bénédictine
  • .75 oz Fresh lemon juice

Directions;
Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake, and strain into a chilled coupe glass. Twist a piece of lemon peel over the top and drop into the drink.

 

The Copywriter

Best Irish Whisky Cocktails

Ingredients;

For the Honey Syrup:

  • 1/2 ounce hot water
  • 1/2 ounce honey

For the Cocktail:

  • 2 ounces Irish whiskey, such as Jameson
  • 3/4 ounce freshly squeezed juice from 1 lemon
  • 1/2 ounce Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth
  • 1/2 ounce honey syrup
  • Seltzer, chilled

Directions;

For the Honey Syrup: Stir together hot water and honey until honey dissolves.

For Each Cocktail: Add whiskey, lemon, sweet vermouth, and honey syrup to a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake until well chilled, about 15 seconds. Strain into an ice-filled Collins glass. Top with seltzer and garnish with a lemon twist.

 

Emerald

Best Irish Whisky Cocktails

Ingredients;

  • 2 ounces Irish whiskey
  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 2 dashes orange bitters

Directions;
Pour all ingredients into a mixing glass and fill with cracked ice. Stir well for 30 seconds and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a piece of orange or lemon peel, or nothing at all.

 

Blarney Stone

Best Irish Whisky Cocktails

Ingredients;

  • 2 ounces Irish whiskey
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice, from about two limes
  • Ginger beer, chilled

Directions;

Add whiskey and lime juice to a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake until well chilled, about 15 seconds. Strain into an ice-filled highball glass. Top with ginger beer and garnish with lime twist.

Recipes and Images courtesy of liquor.com, seriouseats.com and jamesonwhiskey.com

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