2. Irish Derby
The Irish Derby
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Kentucky Derby fans will recognize this drink straight away! It first came into the public eye in 1947 and was originally bourbon-based. However, times and palates change. Bartenders started taking notice of how the citrus-y taste of a true Irish whiskey really lends a tangy twist to the cocktail. While not Irish in origin, it does call for this type of whiskey in the recipe.
- 1/2 oz Redbreast whiskey
- 1/2 oz sweet vermouth
- 2 dashes Angostura bitters
- 1/2 oz dry curaçao
- 1/2 oz lime juice, freshly squeezed
- twist of lime to garnish
How To Mix The Drink:
Dump ice into a cocktail shaker and pour in the whiskey, curaçao, sweet vermouth, lime juice, and Angostura bitters. Shake it hard for 30 seconds until it’s fully chilled. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a lime twist.