Real Irish Serves: Proper Cocktails

With over 400 years of whiskey making heritage, Bushmills Irish Whiskey is made with passion, great care and supreme craftsmanship that has been passed down for centuries. Don’t mess it up with a bad cocktail. Here are a few of our favorites.

The Red Roy

Bushmills Red Bush speaks for itself in this twist on the legendary Rob Roy cocktail. The toasted oak and vanilla notes of Bushmills Red Bush shines in this classic cocktail — a simple, no frills serve.

3 oz Bushmills Red Bush
4 Dashes The Bitter Truth NUT Drops and Dashes (can be replaced with Fee Brothers Black Walnut Bitters)
1 Sugar Cube

In a mixing glass add 1 cube sugar and 2 dashes of The Bitter Truth NUT Drops and Dashes and touch of soda
Press all with muddler
Add Red Bush and stir
Pour into a martini coup with no ice
Garnish with orange peel

The Thin Lizzy

Sherry casks have given Bushmills Black Bush an unmatched uniqueness. Pairing the Irish whiskey with hazelnut liqueur makes for a devilish and delicious combination. This cocktail has the energy and appeal of a rock star, Hence the name, Thin Lizzy … the best Irish rock ‘n’ roll band of all time.

2 oz. Bushmills Black Bush
.5 oz Hazelnut liqueur
.5 oz Amaretto

Combine all the ingredients and stir
Pour into tumbler over one big ice cube
Garnish flamed orange peel and brandied cherry (or maraschino cherry)

The Belfast Bramble

The Belfast Bramble is a simple serve that packs a punch using just three quality ingredients. Named after our dear city on the North Coast of Ireland, this cocktail leans on Bushmills Original, our flagship, triple-distilled blend as the star of the show.

2 oz Bushmills Original
.5 oz lemon juice
.5 oz cane sugar syrup
Garnish: 1 bar spoon of your favorite berry-flavored jam

Combine all the ingredients
Shake well
Double strain into a crystal rocks glass
Serve over ice
Garnish with bar spoon of jam

And of course, don't forget the whiskey.

Toasting with a dram of Bushmills Irish Whiskey is a great way to celebrate Irish heritage – after all it’s the oldest working distillery in Ireland. We've been at it Since 1608.

we've been at it since 1608

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