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.