Irish Cocktail

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Serve in a

Nick & Nora glass

Garnish:

Orange zest twist (discarded) & olive

How to make:

STIR all ingredients with ice and strain into chilled glass.

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Review:

Stir well and strain into an icy cold glass and this subtly flavoured whiskey cocktail is a delicious way to chase a good evening.

History:

Adapted from Harry Johnson's 1900 Bartenders' Manual.

IRISH COCKTAIL.
Use a large bar glass.)
Fill up a glass with shaved ice;
2 or 3 dashes of absinthe;
1 dash of maraschino;
1 dash of curaçoa;
2 dashes of bitters (Boker's genuine only);
1 wineglassful of Irish whiskey;
Stir up well with a spoon, strain into a cocktail glass, putting in a medium-sized olive, then squeeze a piece of lemon peel on top, and serve.

Harry Johnson, 1900

The Irish Cocktail also features in:
- Harry MacElhone's 1927 Barflies and Cocktails garnished with a "medium-sized olive and squeeze lemon peel on top"
- Harry Craddock's 1930 The Savoy Cocktail Book garnished with a "olive and squeeze orange peel on top"
- Patrick Gavin Duffy's 1934 Official Mixer's Manual also with a "olive and squeeze orange peel on top"

Nutrition:

One serving of Irish Cocktail contains 116 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.2 standard drinks
  • 33.81% alc./vol. (67.62° proof)
  • 16.3 grams of pure alcohol
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