Tipperary No.1

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Discerning Drinkers (105 ratings)

Serve in a

Nick & Nora glass

Photographed in an

UB Nick And Nora 1920

Garnish:

Orange zest twist (discarded) & Luxardo Maraschino cherry

How to make:

STIR all ingredients with ice and strain into chilled glass.

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Review:

Chartreuse fans will love this Irish whiskey-forward nightcap.

History:

Adapted from a recipe that first appeared in Hugo R. Ensslin's 1916 Recipes for Mixed Drinks where he stipulates equal parts.

TIPPERARY COCKTAIL
1/3 Bushmills Irish Whisky
1/3 Chartreuse
1/3 Italian Vermouth
Shake well in a mixing glass with cracked ice, strain and serve.

Hugo R. Ensslin, 1916

The Tipperary also appears in Harry MacElhone's 1922 ABC of Mixing Cocktails, although MacElhone's recipe calls for ½ ounce Green Chartreuse, 2 ounces Irish whiskey, and 1 ounce sweet vermouth>.

By the time Harry Craddock publishes his 1930 The Savoy Cocktail Book the recipe returns to its original equal parts formulation (Craddock's book copies many of Ensslin's) and is joined by a second unrelated recipe also called Tipperary (see Tipperary No.2).

A third version of the Tipperary based on sloe gin liqueur appears in Albert Stevens Crockett's 1931 Ol Waldorf Astoria Bar Days.

TIPPERARY
Invented a long time before the wartime song of that name was heard, so that it must be considered a direct namesake of an Irish county, and so called by a fond exile.
Two-thirds Sloe Gin
One-third French Vermuth
Teaspoon of Lemon Juice
Frappé.

Albert Stevens Crockett, 1931

Most modern recipes, lean towards Harry MacElhone's 1922 recipe, heavier on the Irish whiskey.

Nutrition:

One serving of Tipperary No.1 contains 136 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.3 standard drinks
  • 28.03% alc./vol. (56.06° proof)
  • 18.2 grams of pure alcohol
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