This classic drink is similar to the Improved Holland Gin Cocktail, but uses Irish whiskey instead of malty genever.
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About This Recipe
|Yield:||makes 1 cocktail|
|Active time:||2 minutes|
|Total time:||2 minutes|
|Special equipment:||Mixing glass, cocktail strainer|
|This recipe appears in:||Irish Cocktail: A Classic Drink for St. Patrick's Day|
- 2 ounces Irish whiskey
- 1/4 ounce absinthe
- 1/4 ounce Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao
- 1 barspoon Luxardo maraschino
- 1 dash Angostura bitters
- Lemon twist for garnish
- Olive for garnish
Add Irish whiskey, absinthe, dry curaçao, maraschino, and Angostura bitters to a mixing glass. Fill with ice and stir until well chilled, about 20 seconds.
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with the lemon twist and olive, then serve.