The Ultimate Irish Whiskey Cocktails

In case you haven’t been paying attention, Irish whiskey is having its moment. Thanks to a boom in distilling and an unquenchable thirst for its products abroad, the creamy smooth nectar of the Emerald Isle has become a staple of the modern cocktail movement. Bartenders from all over are finding ways to use Irish whiskey in a variety of drinks, from riffs on classics to inspired new creations. These are five Irish whiskey cocktails to try now.


This crowd-pleasing cocktail comes from Harrison Ginsberg at The Dead Rabbit in New York City and uses Tullamore D.E.W. 12-year-old as its whiskey base. Bitters, ginger syrup, sherry, apple brandy and even Guinness are added to the party. All the ingredients are shaken, strained and served with a nutmeg garnish.

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