The Copywriter

The Copywriter
  • Yield:makes 1 cocktail
  • Active time:5 minutes
  • Total time:5 minutes

[Photograph: Wes Rowe]

An easy-drinking Irish whiskey cocktail from Steven Weiss of Craftbar in NYC.

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Ingredients

  • For the Honey Syrup:
  • 1/2 ounce hot water
  • 1/2 ounce honey
  • For the Cocktail:
  • 2 ounces Irish whiskey, such as Jameson
  • 3/4 ounce freshly squeezed juice from 1 lemon
  • 1/2 ounce Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth
  • 1/2 ounce honey syrup
  • Seltzer, chilled
  • Garnish: lemon twist

Directions

  1. 1.

    For the Honey Syrup: Stir together hot water and honey until honey dissolves.

  2. 2.

    For Each Cocktail: Add whiskey, lemon, sweet vermouth, and honey syrup to a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake until well chilled, about 15 seconds. Strain into an ice-filled Collins glass. Top with seltzer and garnish with a lemon twist.

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