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.

Ingredients:
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

Process:
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.

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

Process:
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.

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

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

The Dead Rabbit Bushmills Irish Coffee

Ingredients
1 oz Bushmills Original Irish Whiskey
.625 oz Rich Demerara Syrup (this is a scant 3/4oz)
3.25 oz Sumatra Coffee

Directions
Pour all ingredients into a 6 oz Dead Rabbit Irish Coffee glass leaving a .5 inch room for cream.
Top with freshly whipped heavy cream.

Bushmills Distillery Classic Hot Toddy

Ingredients
1 oz Bushmills Red Bush
1 Tablespoon Honey
2 Teaspoons Lemon Juice
1/4 cup boiling water

Directions
Pour Bushmills, honey, and lemon juice into a sturdy mug. Top with hot water. Stir thoroughly. Garnish with lemon slices if you’d like.

Bushmills Neat

When all else fails, there’s always neat. Add Bushmills to your favorite glass, grab a few friends and enjoy. Cheers.

We've been at it since 1608.

Crafted as we always have, we continue to triple distill 100% malted barley in copper pot stills to make our pure malt whiskey. Enjoy a dram neat, or in your favorite cocktail.

we've been at it since 1608

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