Irish Whiskey with Ginger and Lime


This drink is lucky; it’s also simple, fresh, and delicious. Plus, it may save you from getting pinched on Saint Patrick’s Day.

Saint Patrick’s Day is coming up, and you know what that means. All things Irish; all things green. We are not those people you find relieving themselves in the far depths of an alleyway after having one too many green beers, but we do love any reason to stir up a tasty cocktail.

Typically made with ginger beer; this cocktail is a Blarney Stone of sorts, but we used a ginger simple syrup and club soda. The ginger simple syrup gives lovely hints of warmth, spice, and a gentle sweetness. The fresh lime juice is a nice balance, and the whiskey is oh-so-smooth.

We set the recipe to 1 drink, but the simple syrup yields 1/2 cup. Tip: if you have some syrup left after the cocktails are just a memory, it’s great with fresh fruit.

Print Recipe
Irish Whiskey with Ginger and Lime
Course Cocktail
Prep Time 2 Minutes
Cook Time 5 Minutes
Servings
Drink
Ingredients
The Drink
Ginger Simple Syrup
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 1/2 Cup Cane sugar White, granulated sugar may be used
  • 1.5 Ounces fresh grated Ginger Approximately a large thumb size piece
Course Cocktail
Prep Time 2 Minutes
Cook Time 5 Minutes
Servings
Drink
Ingredients
The Drink
Ginger Simple Syrup
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 1/2 Cup Cane sugar White, granulated sugar may be used
  • 1.5 Ounces fresh grated Ginger Approximately a large thumb size piece
Instructions
Ginger Simple Syrup
  1. In a small saucepan; combine water, sugar, and ginger. Over medium heat and stirring ocasionally, cook until all sugar has dissolved, approximately 3-5 minutes.
  2. Strain into a glass container (with lid), and chill in the refrigerator until needed.
The Drink
  1. In a cocktail shaker filled halfway with ice; combine club soda, whiskey, simple syrup, and lime juice.
  2. Stir until combined and chilled.
  3. Pour chilled cocktail into a rocks glass filled with ice.
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