Tuesday, March 17, 2020

St. Patrick's Day Fizzy Drinks with Proper Twelve

I've revisited two good drinks for St. Patrick's day, or any day so long as you have a bar stocked with Irish whiskey and some quality mix-ins. My first attempt at the Wicklow Cooler was with orgeat. This is an alternative recipe using falernum. Either way, you get one of those tropical whiskey drinks that somehow work fine. You could be enjoying this on any island, but it just so happens that the whiskey comes from the island of Ireland. 
  • 1 1/2 oz. Irish whiskey (Proper Twelve used)
  • 1 oz. dark rum (Vitae Barrel-Aged used)
  • 1/2 oz. lime juice
  • 1 oz. orange juice
  • 1 tsp. falernum (homemade used)
  • ginger ale
Combine all ingredients except soda in a shaker or blender. Pour into a chilled Collins glass. Top with ginger ale.

Next up is the Glenbeigh Fizz. This is a nutty and pink cocktail that should be done in a long drink. My first attempt used different ingredients, but now I have quality Creme de Noyaux from Tempus Fugit and Proper Twelve Irish whiskey. The recipe calls for medium sherry and I remember using cream sherry. This update, Amontillado or lighter sherry only, increases the nuttiness of the drink and really draws forward the grain flavor of the whiskey.
  • 1 1/2 oz. Irish whiskey
  • 1 oz. medium sherry
  • 1/2 oz. creme de noyaux (Tempus Fugit creme de noyaux used)
  • 1/2 oz. lemon juice
  • club soda
Mix all ingredients except club soda and lemon slice with ice in a shaker. Pour into a chilled highball glass and fill with club soda.

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