Archive of ‘Irish Whiskey’ category

Hibernia, Irish whiskey cocktail

Enough has been said about St. Patrick of Ireland to fill all the glasses of poitin consumed in the name of all the saints, before and after. So, here’s to himself on the day when the world wears green, gushes Guinness, and the evening descends into generous excess. Tomorrow you can drink to Saint Cyril […]


The Shannon, Irish whiskey cocktail

Our peripatetic friend, whose name we have stamped on this drink, has Irish roots. That took care of finding a base spirit. As she often travels long distances by air this was designed as her jet lag antidote. The Shannon 1 1/2 ounces Irish whiskey 3 ripe strawberries 1/4 ounce maraschino liqueur 1/4 ounce simple […]


Celtic Mix, Irish and Scotch cocktail

This was obviously a drink created on a ferryboat traveling between Ireland and Scotland. And from the spirit proportions, the coast of Scotland must have just come into view. The original recipe has this served in a cocktail glass. We’ve re-calibrated it for an old-fashioned glass. Celtic Mix 1 1/2 ounce Scotch 1 ounce Irish […]


Good Company, Irish whiskey cocktail

We will now — for the first time — introduce a cocktail by suggesting you go online and view a whiskey ad. The ad, almost a short film, is for Tullamore Dew, an Irish whiskey made in County Offaly. Good Company 1 1/2 ounce Tullamore Dew or another Irish whiskey 1/4 ounce creme de menthe […]


Tipperary, Irish cocktail

It is time to tip the hat to the Irish and their patron Saint Patrick. Legend has it he brought the Spirit — Christianity — to Ireland and then chased the snakes off the island. He didn’t invent Irish whiskey but without the snakes to worry them the Irish had more time to enjoy this […]


Tobacco Road, NCAA cocktail

Plump up the couch cushions, gather excuses for skipping work, and put more ice in the freezer — today the NCAA basketball brackets are revealed, the first step into March Madness. Tobacco Road, ignoring the novel title, is a sports reference to basketball rivalries among North Carolina universities. Two points for each school you can […]