Mixing Irish Whiskey and cranberry juice creates a delightful and refreshing cocktail that combines the tartness of cranberries with the smooth warmth of the whiskey. The fruity and slightly tangy cranberry notes complement Irish whiskey’s rich and complex flavors, resulting in a balanced and flavorful drink perfect for casual gatherings and more formal occasions.
Bushmills Irish Whiskey is pleasantly sharp, smooth, and rich, with a hint of vanilla undertones—the perfect easy and great-tasting cocktail to celebrate St Patrick’s Day. But I enjoy this cocktail any time of the year.
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Ingredients you’ll need to make Irish Whiskey & Cranberry
- Bushmills Irish Whiskey
- Cranberry Juice
When I purchase Irish Whiskey, I always reach for Bushmills. According to the Bushmills website, they have this to say about Bushmills Original:
“The cornerstone of our family, BUSHMILLS® ORIGINAL is a smooth and versatile triple distilled blend. An approachable whiskey which has been matured in both bourbon and sherry casks resulting in fresh fruit and vanilla notes”.www.bushmills.com/whiskeys/original/
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You can find this lovely cocktail glass with the word ‘cheers’ or ‘health’ in Gaelic here. This rocks glass is a must-have to serve Whiskey during a St Patrick’s Day celebration.
How to make an Irish Whiskey & Cranberry
Fill a rocks glass with ice. Add the Irish Whiskey and cranberry and stir.
Here are the other 4 drinks I discovered in Ireland: Guinness (I buy Guinness in a four-pack of cans), Baileys Irish Cream (recipes here), Black & Black, and Baby Guinness. One other favorite is the Irish Car Bomb drink. I didn’t discover this in Ireland, but at a bar in South Carolina called the Blu Martini.
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Irish Whiskey & Cranberry
- 1.5 Ounces Irish Whiskey I like to drink Bushmills
- 2.5 Ounces Cranberry Juice
- Glass with ice
- Add the whiskey and cranberry to a glass with ice
- Stir gently
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