This Irish Lemonade is a refreshing cocktail with amazing flavor and aroma. Flavors of fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, Irish Whiskey, and ginger beer work together perfectly and a sprig of rosemary is more than just garnish. Rosemary scent compliments the strong ginger flavor so well, that every sip is an amazing experience from start to finish.
My husband is deep into his love of bourbon and whiskey now. I’ve never through that I would have more whiskey, bourbon, and scotch in my house than I do other spirits. But, my bar is full of dark liquors and I’m happy to experiment and mix him some delicious cocktails.
Recently, I’ve learned how to make him the perfect Whiskey Sour but those too can get pretty old. What I really wanted to do, is make up a new whiskey cocktail for our St. Patrick’s Day celebration. The final results were absolutely amazing and I made a cocktails that will be popular way beyond St. Patrick’s Day
The ingredients are very simple but all work together beautifully to create strong and refreshing flavor. My favorite part is the way rosemary works with ginger flavor of ginger beer. I highly recommend using ginger beer and not ginger ale because ginger ale soda is too sweet and has a mild ginger flavor. Ginger beer flavor is more natural and much stronger.
Even through rosemary is just a garnish, it is essential. The scent of rosemary mixes with the taste of ginger, lemon, and whiskey while you sip and created a unique flavor that is very complimentary.
WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE IN THE IRISH LEMONADE
Irish Whiskey – Jameson is the most common Irish whiskey choice but you can also try Tullamore D.E.W., Dead Rabbit, Bushmills, or any other one you love.
Lemon – fresh lemon is the best choice. Bottled lemon juice tastes very different from freshly squeezed one so grab a few lemons at the store instead of a bottle.
Simple syrup – simple syrup is a mix of equal parts of sugar and hot water. You can easily make a larger batch of simple syrup and keep it in the refrigerator, in an airtight container to use when needed. When stored properly, it should last up to a month in the refrigerator.
Ginger beer – ginger beer is a non-alcoholic beverage made with ginger, sugar, and water. It has a strong and spicy ginger flavor and pleasantly aromatic. It is the best choice of this cocktail, far better than a ginger ale.
Rosemary – fresh rosemary is an important ingredient even though it’s just a garnish. The scent of rosemary works wonders when sipping on this refreshing cocktails. It adds a very special touch that you don’t want to miss out on.
HOW TO MAKE IRISH LEMONADE
Start by combining lemon juice, simple syrup, and whiskey in a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously for a couple of seconds and pour it into a old fashioned glass with ice.
To finish, pour about 3 ounces of ginger beer into the glass, gently stir, and add a sprig of rosemary that is about 3 inches long.
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Refreshing cocktails where flavors of fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, Irish Whiskey, and ginger beer work together perfectly and a sprig of rosemary is more than just garnish.
- 2 oz Irish whiskey
- 1 lemon - juice only
- 1 oz simple syrup
- 3 oz ginger beer
- 1 3-inch sprig of rosemary
Combine lemon juice, simple syrup, and whiskey in a cocktail shaker.
Shake vigorously for a couple of seconds and pour it into a old fashioned glass with ice.
Pour about 3 ounces of ginger beer into the glass, gently stir, and add a sprig of rosemary that is about 3 inches long.
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