St Patricks Day Cocktails made Lucky with Tullamore DEW Irish Whiskey
Have the luck of the Irish on your side with these St Patricks Day cocktails made with iconic Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey. Tullamore D.E.W.’s signature blend of three types of triple-distilled whiskey – malt, grain and pot still – sets Tullamore D.E.W. apart as a complex and uniquely smooth Irish whiskey. There are also some fun facts to go with each cocktail that explain the impact they had in changing Irish whiskey forever.
The Irish Coffee – created in 1942 in the Foynes Airport in Ireland, Irish whiskey made its way to the states in 1952 when the Buena Vista café started serving it – this staple kept Irish whiskey afloat in the 1950s.
Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Coffee – St Patricks Day cocktails
1 ½ parts Tullamore D.E.W. Original
1 ½ parts Strong Brewed Coffee (Tim’s Pick: any premium dark roast)
½ parts Sugar (Tim’s Pick: Demerara Sugar)
Lightly whipped heavy cream
Cinnamon or nutmeg
Tullamore D.E.W. Brand Ambassador Tim Herlihy’s Foolproof Method:
- Pre-heat a clear-stemmed glass with very hot water.
- Add the sugar and brewed coffee and stir well.
- Once the sugar has melted, stir in the Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey.
- Gently whip the heavy cream by shaking it in a protein shaker with a blender ball – you want a still somewhat loose, not stiff consistency.
- Pour the cream over the back of a hot teaspoon to top the drink (and prevent the cream from penetrating the top of the drink.
- Finally, garnish with grated nutmeg or cinnamon for a spicy finish.
Hot Toddy – born in Dublin, Ireland, by Dr. Robert Bentley Todd, the Irish whiskey classic has been warming folks up since 1820.
1 part Tullamore D.E.W. Original
¼ part simple syrup
¼ part fresh lemon juice
3 parts hot water
Method: First, warm a mug with hot water, then discard and combine ingredients above. For a bit of bite, add some fresh ginger and garnish with lemon and a cinnamon stick. Stir before serving.
Highball – the combination of Irish whiskey and Ginger Ale have been a drink of choice since the late 1800s. The claim is that the highball concept was brought to NYC by English actor EJ Ratcliffe (that is the claim anyway) in the late 1800s. Ginger Ale was invented in Belfast in the 1800s, and in Ireland the drink can be broken down like this: “high” = the tall pour of ginger ale and “ball” signifies the Irish whiskey (like having a ball).
Tullamore D.E.W. Highball
2 parts Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey
2-4 parts club soda.
Method: Put two to three ice-cubes in a Collins glass, pour in the whiskey and then add the club soda. No need to stir. Serve immediately.