When it comes to themed cocktails there is a great deal of variety in what you might find when searching recipes. In googling The Blarney Stone Cocktail for St Patrick’s Day we found no less than 10 recipes, each distinctly different from the other. It is not uncommon for 1000’s of restaurant bartenders to be given the task of creating cocktails for holidays as well as every spirit brand ambassador creating something to represent their line. Some stick, some don’t. As cocktail historians we look to find the original recipes with some sort of provenance. Today we give you, with no blarney, the true Blarney Stone Cocktail as published in the 2012 edition of the Old Mr. Boston’s Bartenders Guide. Its actual history is a bit vague, but we like the assemblage of spirits and find its flavors to be complex and intriguing. No Blarney!
Blarney Stone Cocktail
In a shaker glass filled with ice add:
- 2 Ounces Irish Whiskey (We used good old Jameson’s!)
- 1/2 Ounce Anisette
- 1/2 Ounce Triple Sec
- 1/2 Ounce Maraschino liqueur
- 1 Dash Angostura Bitters
Shake ingredients and strain into a cocktail saucer. Garnish with an Orange Twist and Green Olive.