6 Irish Whiskey Cocktails to Make at Home

The Copywriter

This whiskey lemonade is sweetened with honey and made long with seltzer: it's an ideal porch sipper (if you're working on your copywriting on the porch.) It's super refreshing, not too boozy, and not too sweet.

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Wes Rowe

In the past year or so, we've seen more and more fancy bars around the country touting an Irish whiskey-based cocktail selection. But even if some of the finest drinks at Tradition in San Francisco and Dead Rabbit in NYC feature whiskey from the Emerald Isle, home mixing with Irish whiskey tends not to get more ambitious than a simple Jameson and Ginger. (What? You forgot the ginger?)

If you want to catch up on what Irish whiskey is and isn't, start with Michael Dietsch's excellent guide. Wondering what you can make with that bottle? We've got you covered, with recipes for light and refreshing highballs, classic stirred drinks, and a cool chicory spin on Irish coffee.

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The Emerald
Buena Vista Fizz
The Copywriter
EVR's Whiskey Sour
Blarney Stone
The Weeski