Cocktail & Other Recipes By Spirit Scotch Cocktails

Pot of Gold

pot of gold
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Liquor.com / Tim Nusog

While the rest of the drinking world sips from the green-beer spigot this St. Patrick’s Day, class it up with this gold-studded Irish whiskey cocktail.

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 ounces Irish whiskey
  • 1/4 ounce Islay scotch (or some other peaty scotch)
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 ounce ginger honey syrup*
  • 1 egg white
  • Garnish: edible gold flakes

Steps

  1. Combine all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker and dry-shake (no ice).

  2. Add ice and shake again until well-chilled.

  3. Strain into a chilled coupe glass.

  4. Garnish with edible gold flakes.

  5. *Ginger honey syrup: Combine 1/4 cup chopped ginger, 1 cup honey and 1/2 cup water in a saucepan, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat and simmer for 2 minutes, then let stand until room temperature. Strain into a container, and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.