With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, today we share with you a cocktail made with Irish whiskey. While Irish whiskey has a reputation for being offered in a shot glass un-embellished, it can be dressed up into a cocktail for those who prefer a more subtle delivery of their strong spirit. The Irish Rose cocktail comes to us from the 1917 publication of “Honest Jake” Didier’s pocket bartender’s guide. It is a variation on the Jack Rose cocktail which is refreshing and light on its feet. This St Patrick’s day why not dress up your Irish whiskey and whip up a batch of Irish Rose’s? Sláinte!
The Irish Rose
In a Cocktail Shaker Filled with Ice Add:
- 2 Ounces of Irish Pot Still Whiskey (We like McConnel’s)
- ½ Ounce Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
- 2 Teaspoons REAL Grenadine Syrup*
Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Top with a Splash of Sparkling Water. Garnish with a Lime and Maraschino Cherry.
*How to Make Real Grenadine
- 1 Quart Pomegranate Juice
- 2 cups demerara sugar (plain white will do)
- 2 Dashes Rose Flower Water (Optional)
Bring Pomegranate Juice and Sugar (Rose Flower Water) to a Boil. Reduce Heat, Cover and Simmer for 15 Minutes. Let cool and put into a sealed glass bottle. Syrup will keep in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 weeks.