The Irish Derby
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About this Cocktail

It's not green, but it's filled with Irish whiskey. From my site,

  • 1-1/2 ounces Irish Whiskey, such as Redbreast
  • 1/2 ounce Carpano Antica sweet vermouth
  • 1/2 ounce dry orange curaçao (can sub with Cointreau)
  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice from 1/2 lime
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1 long lime zest for garnish

First, peel the zest from the lime using a channel knife, or use a sharp paring knife to curl a long continuous piece of peel from the lime. Set aside. Next, fill a shaker 2/3 with ice and add all ingredients. Shake for 20 seconds and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with lime peel.

Strong essence of orange oil and sweet florals from the lime on the nose. The Redbreast is mellowed out by the sweetness from the angostura and curaçao, while the Angostura adds just a touch of bitterness that completes the drinks. Not your usual Irish drink.


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