When scotch is too smoky, rye too spicy and bourbon too sweet, Irish whiskey inhabits a much-welcome middle ground.
Smooth and easy-drinking, Irish whiskey can complement a wide range of ingredients with grace. Allspice liqueur? Easy. Absinthe and Bénédictine? Please. Irish whiskey’s a pro at this game.
Challenge your nearest Irish bottle to a few of these clever recipes, and you’ll find yourself well prepared for the upcoming holiday.
The perfect Irish Coffee is very much the sum of its parts. That’s why Jack McGarry of New York’s The Dead Rabbit only uses rich Demerara syrup, French press coffee, quality Irish whiskey and lightly whipped cream to build his version.
Named for the Tammany Hall gang leader who ran wild throughout New York City during the mid-1800s, this variation on the Dark and Stormy could inspire shenanigans of its own. A potent blend of black barrel and peated Irish whiskeys, it deepens in intensity thanks to slugs of Cardamaro, spicy ginger syrup and tamarind chutney.
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