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Leprechauns Like Single Malt…Irish Whiskey

Every now and then, we get the shakers and strainers out at USQ and come up with our own seasonal cocktails. The most recent was a springy St. Patty’s Day concoction based on Tyrconnell Single Malt Irish Whiskey. Since Scotch cocktails are “having a moment right now” we felt it necessary to include their isle neighbors. Tyrconnell’s is made from 100 percent malted barley, a sweet and complex whiskey where no peat is used. Try the refreshing Tyrconnell Clementine for this year’s unseasonably warm St. Patty’s Day party.

2 oz Tyrconnell Single Malt Irish Whiskey
2 oz St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
1 oz freshly squeezed Clementine juice
½ oz Dolin Dry Vermouth
4 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters

Combine all ingredients in a shaker. Fill with ice and shake well. Strain into a martini glass. No garnish necessary, but feel free to skewer a Clementine segment for presentation.

Now we know that’s a quite involved cocktail, especially as the day and evening progresses. Which is why we’re tipping you off to this evening sipper that serves as the best nightcap leprechauns can offer, Nutty Irishman.

Combine equal parts Irish Cream (such as Bailey’s or Ryan’s), Frangelico, and heavy cream into a rocks glass. Garnish with a nutmeg sprinkle.

Get the ingredients here.