Taoiseach

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Serve in a

Nick & Nora glass

Garnish:

Orange zest twist

How to make:

STIR all ingredients with ice and strain into chilled glass.

1 1/2 fl oz The Busker Blended Irish Whiskey
1/3 fl oz Triple sec liqueur (40%)
1/3 fl oz Martini Rosso sweet vermouth
1/6 fl oz Grenadine/pomegranate syrup (2:1)
1 dash Angostura Aromatic Bitters
1 dash Orange Bitters by Angostura
1/6 fl oz Chilled water (omit if using wet ice)
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Review:

The quality of your pomegranate (grenadine) syrup will make or break this cocktail. (Perhaps even better with groseille syrup.)

History:

Adapted from a recipe created by Aaron Wall at his Homeboy bar in Islington, London, England. Now with two bars and counting, the Taoiseach remains one of Homeboy's signature cocktails. Originally made with Redbreast 12 pot still Irish whiskey.

Pronounced 'Tee-shock', this cocktail is named after the title of the first minister of government in Ireland. Aaron says, "Literally translated the name would mean Chieftain and this drink is a twist on an old rum drink, El Presidente – the Irish word for president is Uachtarán na hÉireann but we thought that might be a bit tricky for the Anglo Saxon vocabulary. This drink is the perfect example of how Irish whiskey can sit in many positions like the age rum realm when it comes to making cocktails."

Nutrition:

One serving of Taoiseach contains 139 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.4 standard drinks
  • 26.59% alc./vol. (53.18° proof)
  • 20.1 grams of pure alcohol
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