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Commander in Chief

Irish Whiskey , Modern Classics

Jillian Vose, the bar manager at The Dead Rabbit in New York City, knows a thing or two about Irish whiskey and cocktails. This drink employs two expressions: Redbreast 12-year-old and Green Spot. Mix these with bitters, passion fruit syrup and Lemorton Pommeau de Normandie brandy, and enjoy.

This recipe originally appeared as part of Irish Whiskey Is Very Good in Cocktails. Have You Had These 5 Ultimate Examples?

Eye Opener

Irish Whiskey , Modern Classics

For this cocktail, Jameson brand ambassador Killian Lee uses Jameson Caskmates, which is regular Jameson that has been finished in beer casks. The "eye-opening" part of this cocktail comes from the addition of cold-brew coffee. This is tempered by ginger–brown-sugar syrup and finished off with a bit of stout.

This recipe originally appeared as part of Irish Whiskey Is Very Good in Cocktails. Have You Had These 5 Ultimate Examples?

True Blue

Irish Whiskey , Modern Classics

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.

This recipe originally appeared as part of Irish Whiskey Is Very Good in Cocktails. Have You Had These 5 Ultimate Examples?

Luck of the Irish

Irish Whiskey , Modern Classics

John O’Connell of West Cork Distillers in Cork, Ireland, recommends this Irish version of a Manhattan. The cocktail consists of equal parts West Cork Distillers 10-year-old single malt, sweet vermouth and Green Chartreuse. Combine the three, stir, strain and serve over ice.

This recipe originally appeared as part of Irish Whiskey Is Very Good in Cocktails. Have You Had These 5 Ultimate Examples?

Black Barrel Old Fashioned

Irish Whiskey , Modern Classics

Jameson brand ambassador Killian Lee suggests using Jameson Black Barrel whiskey in this version of an Old Fashioned. The whiskey mingles with two different kinds of bitters and a little Bénédictine liqueur to amplify its malty sweetness, making it a worthy twist on the classic.

This recipe originally appeared as part of Irish Whiskey Is Very Good in Cocktails. Have You Had These 5 Ultimate Examples?

High King Highball

Irish Whiskey , Modern Classics

At East Village cocktail destination Pouring Ribbons, cocktails get “rated” on a scale of “refreshing” to “spirituous,” “comforting” to “adventurous,” to help guide you to the right drink. (Chartreuse lovers, ask for the bar’s vintage Chartreuse selection). On the refreshing side, the High King Highball was created by bar-star Joaquín Simón and features Clontarf Irish whiskey and Aperol, along with muddled raspberries, lemon and grapefruit juices, simple syrup, Peychaud's bitters and a splash of soda. The artful creation is then garnished with a skewered lemon wheel and raspberry.

Charred Maple Wood Tipperary

Irish Whiskey Vermouth / Aperitif Wine , Modern Classics

This drink at Trifecta in Portland, Ore., is designed to replicate a barrel-aged cocktail. Maple wood is charred in a wood-fired oven, then added to a bag with Irish whiskey, sweet vermouth and Chartreuse and cooked sous vide at 149.9oF for two hours.

Hot Toddy

Bourbon / American Whiskey Irish Whiskey Rye Whiskey Scotch Whiskey , Classics Hot

Brrrrr, is it cold out here? Great for a warming up for the night or when you're feeling under the weather, you can use any kind of whiskey you like in this hot and comforting classic Hot Toddy recipe.

Irish Coffee

Irish Whiskey

Prepare to fall under the charm of the most famous coffee cocktail of all time. As befits a drink with Irish heritage, there’s many a tall tale surrounding its origins.

Emerald

Irish Whiskey , Modern Classics

You could say this is the Irish version of a Manhattan.

Psycho Killer

Irish Whiskey , Modern Classics

White cacao and banana liqueur balance the dry, bitter duo of cocoa nibs and Campari in this elegant Irish whiskey cocktail from The Dead Rabbit.

Berry Barracuda

Irish Whiskey , Modern Classics

Leave it to the pros at The Dead Rabbit to create a cocktail that pairs Irish whiskey with strawberries and tart balsamic vinegar. Lillet Rose and sherry complete this ingenious coupe.

Lone Oak

Irish Whiskey , Modern Classics

This cocktail from New York’s Dead Rabbit combines Irish whiskey and pistachio syrup for a truly nutty concoction.

Tipperary

Irish Whiskey , Modern Classics

Put an Irish twist on the Bijou with a little Jameson Irish Whiskey and Green Chartreuse.

Isaiah Rynders

Irish Whiskey , Modern Classics

This savory take on the Dark and Stormy has quite a punch—just like its namesake.

Irish Old Fashioned

Irish Whiskey , Modern Classics

This cocktail from top bartender Jack McGarry puts an Irish twist on the “original” old fashioned cocktail.

Irish Maid

Irish Whiskey , Modern Classics

Made with cucumber, elderflower and Irish whiskey, this is a sour cocktail you can’t help but get sweet on.

Head of Steam

Irish Whiskey , Modern Classics

This combination of Irish whiskey, vermouth and sherry will get you going.

Michael Collins Honeysuckle

Irish Whiskey , Modern Classics

Bring out Irish whiskey's sweet side.

Serpent-less Swizzle

Irish Whiskey , Modern Classics

The classic Caribbean Rum Swizzle gets an Irish whiskey makeover for a tropical St. Patrick's Day drink.

Good Cork

Irish Whiskey Mezcal , Modern Classics

The unexpected pairing of mezcal and Irish whiskey stars in this clever concoction.

Blackthorn

Irish Whiskey Vermouth / Aperitif Wine , Modern Classics

This Irish-whiskey Manhattan has a subtle anise note.

McGlashan

Irish Whiskey , Modern Classics

This tasty Irish whiskey concoction combines whiskey, sherry and orange marmalade with a soothing ginger syrup.

Gaelic Flip

Irish Whiskey Vermouth / Aperitif Wine , Classics

Fortify yourself with the Irish-whiskey-and-egg Gaelic Flip cocktail.

The Brotherhood

Irish Whiskey Liqueurs , Modern Classics

An alliance of Irish and French spirits yields one delicious concoction.

The Copper

Irish Whiskey

Strong black tea and spices give this Irish-whiskey-and-apple-juice tipple a kick.

The Dead Rabbit Coffee Cocktail

Irish Whiskey Liqueurs , Classics Modern Classics

Try this twist on the classic Coffee Cocktail, which calls for a pair of Irish spirits.

The Kilbeggan Secret Sour

Irish Whiskey

An elegant spin on the classic Whiskey Sour, the Kilbeggan Secret Sour uses Irish whiskey, lemon and grapefruit.

Kilbeggan Waterwheel

Irish Whiskey

Irish whiskey puts on its summer wardrobe in this fruity tipple.

The Dead Rabbit Irish Coffee

Irish Whiskey , Classics Hot

We got famed New York bar The Dead Rabbit to share its recipe for delicious hot Irish Coffee.

Hearn

Irish Whiskey , Modern Classics

This complex Irish whiskey-based spin on the Manhattan won't fail to impress.

Irish Coffee

Irish Whiskey , Classics Hot

The secrets to making a great Irish Coffee are really so simple that they are often overlooked. This hot, creamy, classic Irish Coffee recipe from legendary bartender Dale DeGroff has all the right ingredients and will warm you to the bone.

Irish Jack Rose

Irish Whiskey , Classics

The classic Jack Rose cocktail gets a splash of Irish whiskey.

Irish Blonde

Irish Whiskey , Modern Classics

St Patrick’s Day is around the corner. Start preparing now.

Euro

Irish Whiskey Vermouth / Aperitif Wine , Modern Classics

Go on a Continental tour with Irish whiskey, French vermouth and Spanish sherry.

Tully-Tini

Irish Whiskey , Modern Classics

Irish whiskey is the backbone of this sweet-and-tart cocktail.

Tullamore Dew Irish Coffee

Irish Whiskey , Classics

Salute the Emerald Isle with this spirited cup of joe.

Frisky Whiskey

Irish Whiskey Liqueurs , Modern Classics

This Michael Collins Irish Whiskey cocktail has some spunk.

An Bodhran (The Drum)

Irish Whiskey , Modern Classics

Have a taste of the Emerald Isle.

Bushmills Irish Buck

Irish Whiskey , Classics

A whiskey and ginger ale with a delicious citrus twist.

Michael’s Word

Irish Whiskey Liqueurs , Modern Classics

Mr. Collins promises you’ll love this drink.

The Complete Irish Meal

Irish Whiskey , Modern Classics

A whiskey supper from the Emerald Isle.

The Nose to Cocktail

Irish Whiskey , Modern Classics

Much better than the grindstone.

Warming Zen

Irish Whiskey Liqueurs , Hot

Chase away the chills and find enlightenment.

The Irish Car Bomb

Beer Irish Whiskey Liqueurs , Classics Shots

Contrary to what most may believe, the Irish Car Bomb was actually created in Connecticut during the late 1970s. With the same formula as the popular Jäger Bomb, making an Irish Car Bomb is easy. Grab a pint and detonate this guilty pleasure.