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.)
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.
Note: Oloroso sherries, made from Palomino grapes, are by default dry, amber- to mahogany-coloured with pronounced nutty fragrance and flavors. Cream sherry, Amoroso, and Brown sherry are different styles (in terms of sugar content) of PX-sweetened Oloroso.)