Food and Drink

Irish Cocktail

This recipe makes a tiny cocktail, so to get a more normal sized drink you would probably want to at least double this, if not triple it. It pretty much ends up being a shot of Irish whiskey with a twist. It has a sweetener and some bitters, so it has the classic cocktail parts, in a shot glass.

Irish Cocktail

The Recipe

  • 1 oz. Irish whiskey
  • 2 dashes absinthe (Pernod in Savoy)
  • 2 dashes curaçao
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • 1 dash maraschino

Savoy/Café Royal have a garnish of an olive and an orange twist. I had actually run out of curaçao (gasp!) but since this was just a dash I subbed in some orange tincture.

The Tasting

Simple and tasty. I like the Teelings whiskey straight up and the subtle mix of flavor and sweetness from the dashes is quite nice. A nice way to enjoy your whiskey shot.

This post is part of a series working through some of the cocktails in a Danish bartender’s notebook from the 1930s, Lommebogen.