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Paddy Cocktail

by Steve Schul and Paul Zablocki

Irish eyes are smiling this month with a forgotten classic, the Paddy Cocktail. "Paddy" is an Irish nickname for Patrick, and what better way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day than a cocktail named after an Irishman. When you first bring a Paddy Cocktail to your lips, you'll smell the caramel, with hints of vanilla and cherry. The first taste will prove that you weren't imagining the aroma, and it will bring you back to the holidays... as if you were drinking a whiskey-soaked cake. Perfect before or after your meal. The Paddy Cocktail is now one of our favorites, and it's a great addition to your Irish whiskey cocktail repertoire.

Paddy Cocktail

(adapted from Mr. Boston's Official Bartender's Guide)
  • 1 1/2 oz. Irish whiskey (try Jameson)
  • 1 1/2 oz. Carpano Antica vermouth
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters

Stir in ice for 30 seconds and strain into chilled coupe or cocktail glass.

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