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Black and Red cocktail

St. Patrick’s Day on a Friday? The perfect time for a cocktail. And though it’s not green, a Black and Red cocktail is a quick and easy drink to serve up to toast the holiday (and the after 5:00pm hour).

The Black and Red is a variation of a Manhattan with the key difference being the use of an Irish Whiskey. Bushmills, Jameson, whichever brand suits your taste so long as it’s Irish. The drink makes for a wonderful apéritif or digestif to sip.

What you’ll need:  Irish Whiskey, Sweet Vermouth, and Bitters.

In a shaker over cracked ice, pour in 1 part sweet vermouth to 2 parts Irish Whiskey. Add in a couple dashes of bitters. Shake and then strain into a rocks glass. No garnish necessary.

How I like it:  For this one, I used Irish Mist with its honey flavor for a sweeter take on this cocktail. For proportions, I used 2 ounces of whiskey to one ounce of sweet vermouth. And I added a few more dashes of Angostura bitters than a mere two.

Sláinte and drink responsibly!


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1 Response »

  1. I like the “traditional IRISH coffee – in fact had it last night – 2 of them!


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