No fail, whisky cocktail – Irish Whiskey

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No fail, whisky cocktail – Irish Whiskey

As the second edition of the No Fail – Whisky Cocktail, we have decided to focus on the incredible Irish whiskeys. I hope that you have had the chance to try the Scotch cocktails and are all set to try these new incredible recipes.

This time we have decided to dedicate the Irish cocktails to the amazing and well-known Bushmills whiskey. As mentioned before, you can make the cocktails with any Irish whiskey of your choice. Bushmills is just a little suggestion from us.


Bushmills Whiskey

The Old Bushmills Distillery was stablished in 1784 by Hugh Anderson. The pot still became the trademark of the distillery in the same year and it is still their mark of genuine distinction.

Throughout the years, the distillery went through some rough and good times, with a fire in 1885, which destroyed the whole distillery, and numerous malt whiskey prizes won in the early 1990’s.

During the prohibition period, the Bushmills distillery was sold to a Belfast merchant called Samuel Wilson. Samuel believed in the brand so much that he bought the distillery 10 years before the prohibition ended. He increased the revenues of the brand and brought Bushmills to the US market increasing its awareness and success.

Nowadays, with over 400 years of history, Bushmills whiskey is loved all around the world, being appreciated by its diverse offer and incredible notes and flavours.


Bushmills Whiskey Cocktails

The Emerald

Who does love a Manhattan cocktail? We sure do! This summer you can dazzle your friends with this incredible twist, a Manhattan made with whiskey creating a unique blend of flavours that are perfect for the holidays.

  • 2 oz. Bushmills whiskey (or any whiskey of your preference)
  • 1 oz. sweet vermouth
  • 2 dashes of orange bitters

In a mixing glass, add the Bushmills with the sweet vermouth, the dashes of orange bitters and some crushed ice. Mix well for around 30 seconds and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. To give it a touch of elegance garnish the glass with an orange peel.

the emerald cocktail


The Weeski

The weeski is a contemporary cocktail that joins the fullness of the Bushmills whiskey with the floral notes of the French aperitif wine Lillet and the fragrant Cointreau. The orange touch and the floral flavours create a unique blend of perfection and delicacy, which is rounded by the richness of the whiskey. A cocktail to be appreciate in a breeze afternoon or while enjoying a beautiful sunset.

  • 2 oz. Bushmills whiskey (or any whiskey of your preference)
  • 1 oz. Lillet Blanc
  • 1 teaspoon Cointreau
  • 2 dashes orange bitters

In a mixing glass add the Bushmills with Lillet Blanc, Cointreau and fill it with ice. Stir everything for about 30 seconds and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a strip of lemon peel and enjoy this refreshing and delicious drink.

the weeski cocktail

A perfect introduction of the Irish whiskey into the cocktail world. These two recipes are easy and quick to make with very few utensils, allowing you to enjoy them with your friends and family during the holidays.

Let us know your feedback after trying these two outstanding cocktails with the unique aroma of the much-loved Bushmills.

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