Class Up the Man Cave by Serving These Ten Irish Whiskey Cocktails
Pinky’s out for this classic drink. Add two ounces Irish Whiskey, three quarters of an ounce of Benedictine liqueur, two dashes of Angostura Bitters and two dashes orange bitters to a mixing glass with ice. Stir until chilled, then pour into a rocks glass with ice and an orange slice garnish. Savor this drink with a dinner of steak and potatoes.
Jameson, Ginger and Lime
This refreshing mix is perfect on a hot afternoon of sharing manly tales. Take a shot of Jameson Irish Whiskey and pour over ice in a highball glass. Top off the glass with your favorite high quality ginger ale, stir, and garnish with wedge of lime. Cheers!
Often a gateway drink for newcomers to whiskey, this version doesn’t use sour mix. Dissolve a bar spoons worth of sugar into four dashes of lemon juice. Add a splash of sparkling water and a shot of whiskey. Stir and pour over ice while reflecting back to college days.
While the name may not sound that manly, drinking egg whites earns you serious tough points. Take two shots Irish whiskey, three quarters of an ounce each of lemon juiceand grenadine, and the white of an egg and mix them into a shaker with ice. Pour into a glass and flex your biceps repeatedly while drinking.
The girls don’t have to know that this drink is being consumed in the man cave. Mix an ounce each of Irish whiskey and ginger beer in a glass with ice, and add a half ounce of ruby red grapefruit juice. Take a slice of grapefruit dipped on smoked salt and drop in the concoction and enjoy before word gets out.
Jameson and Soda
For when you’re feeling kind of lazy and don’t feel like drinking your whiskey straight. Fill a glass with ice, add a shot of Jameson Irish Whiskey, and top off with soda water. That’s it. Drink up!
This quick and easy shot looks like drinking a shot of espresso, only with a boozy kick. Stir two thirds of an ounce of Irish whiskey with a third of an ounce of coffee liqueur. Pour into a shot glass and top with thickened fresh cream. If you’re feeling a particular attention to detail, garnish with coffee beans, and then shoot it back.
This is as manly as it can be, beer and whiskey. Fill a glass with your favorite beer, drink enough of it so there is space for a shot glass full of Irish whiskey, and drop said shot glass into the beer. Drink before committing a party foul as it fizzes over the glass.
Extra Hard Cider
This is a strong version of the standard hard cider. Pour a bottle of your favorite dry hard cider into a pint glass and add in two shots of Irish whiskey. Add in an splash of lemon juice and gently stir. This is a great drink to enjoy on a crisp fall day.
Irish Car Bomb
This rugged drink consists of three popular Irish alcoholic beverages. Mix a half ounce of Bailey’s Irish Cream and a half ounce of Jameson Irish Whiskey in a shot glass, and fill three quarters of a pint glass with a Guinness stout. Drop the shot glass into the pint glass and drink up quickly, because if you wait too long it’ll curdle and then you’ll get some extra hair on your chest if you drink it once it has.