Here’s another for that special day on March 17!
The very word ‘whiskey’ (or whisky) comes from the Irish (Gaelic) uisce beatha, meaning water of life.
According to Wiki, Irish whiskey was once the most popular spirit in the world, though a long period of decline from the late 19th century onwards greatly damaged the industry. Although Ireland boasted over 30 distilleries in the 1890s, a century later, just three remained. However, since the late twentieth century, Irish whiskey has seen a resurgence in popularity and has been the fastest-growing spirit world-wide every year since 1990.
This recipe comes from Patrick Gavin Duffy’s Official Mixers Manual (1940 edition). So not only is it an Irish whiskey cocktail but it also comes from an Irishman.
What you need
1.5 oz Irish Whiskey
1.5 oz Dry Vermouth
3 dashes Green Mint Liqueur
3 dashes Green Chartreuse
What you do
Stir all ingredients in mixing glass with ice. Strain into a coupe glass.
Garnish: none or a couple of olives
Serve: Coupe glass
Style: Digestif, celebration
Taste: Sweet, Strong, Vegetal
A nicely balanced drink if you are careful not to overdo the Mint.