Irish Cocktail Recipe

Irish Cocktail
Nick Caruana

This classic drink is similar to the Improved Holland Gin Cocktail, but uses Irish whiskey instead of malty genever.

Recipe Facts

Active: 2 mins
Total: 2 mins
Serves: 1 serving

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  • 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


  1. 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.

  2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with the lemon twist and olive, then serve.

Special equipment

Mixing glass, cocktail strainer

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