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Irish Whiskey Cocktail

Put the Green Beer Aside For This Sophisticated St. Paddy's Day Cocktail

Put the green beer aside on St. Patrick's Day for this Irish whiskey cocktail dubbed O'Boyle's Wager. We're here at LA's The Whisper Lounge, frequented by stars like Rihanna and Jennifer Lawrence, to learn how to shake up this intriguing St. Paddy's Day drink with mixologist Lawrence Long.

O'Boyle's Wager

From Lawrence Long, The Whisper Lounge

O'Boyle's Wager


  1. Ice
    1 1/2 ounces single pot still Irish whiskey, like Tullamore Dew
    1 1/4 ounces Irish red ale, like Murphy's
    1/4 ounce clover honey syrup (equal parts clover honey and boiling water)
    Orange peel
    Grated nutmeg, for garnish


  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add whiskey, ale, and honey syrup. Close and shake vigorously.
  2. Strain into a chilled, large coup glass. Take an orange peel and express the oil over the cocktail. Run around the edge of the glass and discard. Garnish with grated nutmeg.
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