Tipperary Cocktail

Submitted by John on Sun, 03/21/2021 - 21:11

Tipperary Cocktail

Here's a flavorful treat for St Patrick's Day or any other day that you're feeling Irish!

In WWI, "It's a Long Way to Tipperary" was a popular song among Irish soldiers on the front lines far from home. The story is that a man walked into a bar one night, humming that tune. The patrons suggested that the bartender invent a cocktail to honor the tune and the men who sang it so long ago. 

What he came up with is definitely a mix of Irish Whiskey, Sweet Vermouth, and Green Chartreuse with bitters, but recipes vary. Chartreuse has a very strong, sweet flavor, and it can easily overpower the other components. The Mr. Boston Official Bartender's Guide has it as equal parts like a Negroni, but other sources vary the proportions. I have tried it the Mr. Boston way, and more like a Boulevardier with two parts Irish to one each of the others, but the one I like best is recorded here. This one is more like a Manhattan Cocktail, with the Chartreuse much diminished but still very present. 

1 Servings
Preparation time
1 minute

Combine all ingredients except the zest and shake with ice until well chilled. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with the orange zest.