The twist of lime in this elegant cocktail gives a nod to the Emerald Isle. The splash of Champagne and lemon juice lightens a drink which might otherwise be heavy with the rich weight of Irish whiskey.
Best Spiker’s Shrubs for this recipe: Berry Amour, Raspberry Bergamot, Very Strawberry or Sour Cherry Plum. (In season: Crangerine, Rio Red Grapefruit, Peach Rosemary.)
Lady Irish cocktail
- 2/3 oz Bushmills Irish whiskey or other blended style
- 2/3 oz Oloroso-style sherry see note
- 1/2 oz Spiker’s Berry Amour Raspberry Bergamot, Sour Cherry Plum, orVery Strawberry shrub
- 1/3 oz fresh lemon juice
- 2 oz Champagne chilled
- 1 fresh lime twist
- Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add all of the remaining ingredients except the Champagne and the garnish and shake well. Strain the drink into a large chilled coupe and top with the Champagne. Garnish with the red currants.