THE IRISH SPICE
Kristin Mercer / The Flintridge Proper
Kristin had two goals when she set out to fashion the ideal autumn tipple: to create a cocktail that featured Irish whiskey as a nod to her Irish heritage and to incorporate autumn flavors – like Allspice, Cranberry and orange – without making a drink that was too sweet.
We think what she’s come up with captures the essence of Autumn beautifully in a libation that is balanced enough to be enjoyed all year round.
The Irish Spice
- 2.o oz. Irish Whiskey
- .25 oz. Allspice Dram
- .5 oz. Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth
- .75 oz. Cranberry Juice
- 2 Dashes of Orange Bitters
Combine all ingredients in a shaker. Shake long and hard with the biggest ice you can find.
Strain into a cocktail glass (ideally a coupe). Garnish with an orange twist.