Irish Whiskey Museum Smoking Gun Whiskey Cocktail

For the delight of ladies, and I am sure equal amount of gents, we at Irish Whiskey Museum have been doing a research on the best Irish whiskey cocktails available in pubs and bars of Dublin.

I can only imagine, men are rolling their eyes right now, but let’s face it, even though most gents would never admit mixing ‘Irish liquid gold’ with anything else then a drop of water, or an ice cube, I am convinced that while nobody is watching they too have been ‘experimenting’ with their taste buds and subsequently found out that on a hot Dublin day nothing can be better than a refreshing tall glass of a Manhattan.

If I still haven’t convinced you, this is what Callan Price from 37 Dawson Street has to say:

‘As a professional cocktail bartender, I find Irish whiskey extremely versatile when creating cocktails! For example, you can base a drink on a clean triple distilled whiskey and add another dimension be simply adding a touch of a more complex peaty pot still.’

And if you really haven’t tasted an Irish whiskey cocktail, the list bellow will open your eyes to the variety available. I warn you, don’t be surprised to find yourself looking forward to your Saturday night in the likes of Vintage Cocktail Club.

37 Dawson Street

Their favourite: SMOKY OLD FASHIONED

Irish Whiskey Cocktails they do:

  • ARTHURS IRISH MANHATTAN: Jameson Black Barrel, sweet vermouth, Guinness and vanilla syrup.
  • SMOKEY OLD FASHIONED: made on Connemara Cask Strength.
  • SPRING PUNCH: lemon infused Jameson Black Barrel, elderflower liqueur, lemon juice, apple juice.

Vintage Cocktail Club

Gar Lambe, GM of Vintage Cocktail Club says, ‘My own favourite would just be a Red breast 12yr old, straight up or in a Manhattan, equal parts whiskey to Carpano Antica formula.’

Irish Whiskey Cocktails exclusively made in the Vintage Cocktail Club:

  • JAMESONS GATE: Jameson 12yr, Frangelico, Ruby port, house made Guinness porter, fresh orange juice, Jerry Thomas aromatic bitters, shaken hard, rocks glass, rock ice, garnished with nutmeg and mint.
  • WEE DRAM: Bushmills 10yr old, Poire Williams, apple liqueur, ruby port, stirred over ice, double strained / coupe glass, pimento mist, orange zest.

Bison Bar & BBQ

Karl Kavanagh, Bar Manager, Bison Bar & BBQ says ‘By far the Bison Berry Punch is my favourite, really easy to drink and great at night just to sip on’

  • APRICOT SOUR – Jameson, apricot brandy, apricot jam, lemon juice, apple juice
  • BISON BERRY PUNCH – hot Powers, blackcurrant jam, honey, cinnamon, fresh orange, hot water
  • BISON APPLE PIE – hot Powers, apple sauce, brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla extract, hot water (pic of Mr Pepper)

Peruke & Periwig

Robert Caldwell, GM of Peruke & Periwig says, ‘Peruke & Periwig do a range of Irish whiskey old fashions, whiskey sours and manhattans with most of their top shelf Irish whiskeys.’

  • THE SMOKING GUN: Rocks, Jameson Irish Whiskey, Tobacco Liqueur, Dom Benedictine, Bitters
  • EAST MEETS WEST: Martini, Oolong infused Jameson, Antica Formula, Noilly Prat, Bitters
  • KISMET: Martini (Espresso Martini), Jameson 12yr, Kahlua, Coffee, Salted Caramel, Bitters
  • VITO CORELONE: rocks, Redbreast 12yr, Amaretto, Flamed Cherry Brandy
  • JUST FOR KICKS: rocks, Jameson Whiskey, Crème de Mure, Maraschino, chilli, mint, strawberries, red wine vinegar, ginger ale

The Church

Laura, The Church marketing manager says, ‘our favourite would have to be the old fashioned 🙂 it’s a classic.’

  • OLD FASHIONED: Jameson Irish Whiskey stirred with Sugar Syrup and Angostura Bitters.
  • EMERALD: Jameson Irish Whiskey, Sweet Vermouth and Orange Bitters shaken and strained into a chilled Martini Glass.
  • COLLIN’S: Jameson Irish Whiskey built with Lemon Juice and Sugar Syrup then topped with Soda Water.
  • MINT JULEP: Jameson Irish Whiskey stirred and mixed with Fresh Mint Leaves and Sugar Syrup
  • SOUR’S: Jameson Irish Whiskey shaken with Sour Mix, Pasteurised Egg White, Angostura Bitters and Sugar Syrup


Which is my favourite? I will have to try them all and get back to you! Meanwhile let me know which is your favourite!

Cheers and enjoy!

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