5 amazing whiskey cocktails everyone needs to try right now
Since Jameson Irish Whiskey’s conception in 1780, taste has always been at the heart of every sip it produces. And, while it stands alone so beautifully – either on the rocks, with a dash of water, or neat – it also lends to a range of delicious cocktails to suit every occasion.
Irish Whiskey is highly versatile
and lends itself to a range of cocktails.
Whether you’re staying in, or heading out, try one of these mixes to stand out from the crowd, rather than to mingle. To help add some flavour to your day (and night), here is a handful – ranging from old classics to new twists – every whiskey drinker, whether aficionado or beginner should try.
For a pre lunch aperitif: The Bloody Molly
According to history, this cocktail was named in honour of Dublin’s most famous daughter – Molly Malone, a ‘colourful’ character from the era of John Jameson. The Bloody Molly is an Irish Whisky take on the classic vodka drink, the Bloody Mary. The combination of tomato juice, sherry, tabasco and celery salt makes for a lovely pre-lunch starter.
For an after lunch treat: Iced Irish Coffee
Irish coffee has a long and rich tradition. Indeed it is how many people are introduced to Irish Whiskey. The iced coffee version flips it on its head, so to speak and puts a refreshing spin on it, with the addition of Kahlua adding a rich silkiness. Do we need to go on?
For a sunny afternoon: Smithfield Grocer
The story goes that this cocktail was inspired by those rare occasions when the sun comes out in Ireland. Made with pomegranate (which is a hugely popular fruit on the stalls of Dublin’s historic Smithfield market) it’s a flavour of summer that will be popular all year round. Originally made punch style in large volumes to be shared, the recipe can be easily adapted for single (or double) drinks too so that you keep playing the social distancing game and mix, don’t mingle .
For sundowners: Jameson, Ginger & Lime
This cocktail is a perfect accompaniment for a beautiful sunset. A simple whiskey drink, it’s a thirst quencher that couldn’t be easier to make, combining Jameson Irish Whiskey, with refreshing ginger ale and a little wedge of lime.
For after dinner: The Whiskey Sour
The blend of Irish whiskey and lemon juice with egg white and bitters is the after dinner cocktail that’s really stood the test of time. Sounds complicated? Don’t be intimated to make it at home, it is far simpler than it reads and will be well worth the few minutes of prep. Make it with Jameson Select Reserve, for an additional level of spiciness, vanilla sweetness and sherry fruit.