Saint Patrick’s Day Calls for Bold Liquor Like Proper No. 12 Irish Whiskey & D’USSÉ Cognac
What will you be drinking for St. Patrick’s Day? Two brands of liquor that should be worth noting for this festive day are the Proper No. 12 Irish Whiskey and the D’USSÉ Cognac Both are bold spirits that will embrace any Irish celebration. Proper No. Twelve pays homage to its founder, Conor McGregor, and his neighborhood of Crumlin, Dublin 12. It embodies their shared spirit of brotherhood, loyalty, and hard work. As Conor says, “It is a proper Irish Whiskey and 12 is my hometown”.
Naturally aged at least four and a half years in the cellars of France’s Château de Cognac, D’USSÉ VSOP Cognac emerges as a bold, full-bodied blend that arouses the palate.
Below are some recipes that will help you enjoy your celebration!
Proper No Twelve – With Saint Patrick’s Day right around the corner, these below drinks are all Conor McGregor approved to celebrate the holiday.
Created by Gerber Group
1.5 oz. Proper No. Twelve Whiskey
.5 oz. Intense ginger liqueur
.25 oz. lime juice
Splash Q grapefruit soda
Build. Highball. Orange twist
Created by Nick Fogel, Beverage Director, The Late Late Bar & Spirit Grocer
1.5 Proper No. 12
3 Bar Spoon Macerated Strawberries
Garnish: Basil Sprig
1 pint strawberries
3 large basil leaves, Chiffonade
1 pint of sugar
Cut Strawberries into small pieces. Combine with basil and sugar and mix vigorously, slightly
bruising the strawberries. Cover and store for 12 hours.
In a shaker muddle Strawberries. Combine the remaining ingredients, shake and strain into a rocks glass.
D’USSE – Although this is a cognac, the D’USSE Mint Julep is perfect to sip on during the SPD festivities.
D’USSE Mint Julep:
2½ parts D’USSÉ VSOP Cognac
½ part simple syrup
2– 4 sprigs of mint
Place simple syrup in a julep glass with 5 or 6 mint leaves and muddle
Fill the glass halfway with ice
Add 1½ parts D’USSÉ VSOP Cognac and stir
Add more ice and remaining D’USSÉ
Stir again until the glass is fully frosted
Top with ice
GARNISH: Fresh mint