~ In the spirit of St. Patrick's day, we got our Irish whiskey on with this classic cocktail that shares its name with a town in Southern Ireland. ~
What is it? A traditional, but not popular cocktail comprised of Irish whiskey, sweet vermouth & green Chartreuse, Imbibe Magazine's recipe portions are as follows:
2 oz. Irish whiskey
3/4 oz. Carpano Antica Formula or other sweet vermouth
1/2 oz. green Chartreuse
Stirred (not shaken), and served in a chilled cocktail glass with a lemon twist. A trip to Social was in order for this one, where Will obligingly took notes and mixed us this earthy, herbal sipper.
A smooth base provided by the Irish whiskey sets the stage for herbal notes from the Chartreuse to play on your tongue, and the whole experience is reminiscent of a pleasant afternoon spent in a greenhouse. An ideal finish to a day spent hiking at Horsetooth Rock in the Colorado sunshine, and the elegant cocktail glass rounded out the adventure whilst emoting fanciful evenings on a veranda overlooking the French countryside.
Other variations of the Tipperary include the addition of Angostura bitters, such as this one from Jack McGarry of The Dead Rabbit in New York, and a history of the drink's variations can by found here.
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