Saint Patrick’s Day is here and there are many ways to celebrate. One of the classic ways is with whiskey. Since it’s Saint Patrick’s Day it wouldn’t be right unless of course it was Irish whiskey. With that in mind I just tasted Jameson for the first time in awhile and proceeded to make some cocktails with it. Since their history dates back all the way to 1780, it seemed like a classic choice.
Of the cocktails I tried making, my favorite was the Manhattan. It’s balanced array of flavors, really offers a lot to tempt the taste buds.
1.5 parts Jameson Irish Whiskey
1 part sweet vermouth
Dash orange bitters
Maraschino cherry for garnish
Pour ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake over ice. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a cherry.
And while I don’t drink much straight Whiskey, I found the Jameson to be smooth enough that it went down easy, even for someone like me, who only drinks it from time to time. So if you’re going to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day, do it right with some Jameson. A Corned Beef Sandwich isn’t a bad idea either.