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Paddy
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The Paddy cocktail is a robust, whiskey-based drink known for being straightforward and strong. This cocktail elegantly combines the richness of whiskey with the herbal and slightly sweet notes of ... more The Paddy cocktail is a robust, whiskey-based drink known for being straightforward and strong. This cocktail elegantly combines the richness of whiskey with the herbal and slightly sweet notes of red vermouth, while Angostura Bitters provide a complex layer of flavors with their spice and bitterness. Named in a nod to traditional Irish heritage, the Paddy is often served in a cocktail glass, offering a classic cocktail experience that's both bold and nuanced. Its flavor profile is a balance of warmth from the whiskey, aromatics from the bitters, and a hint of sweetness and herbs from the vermouth, making it a satisfying choice for those who appreciate a drink with deep and harmonious flavors.
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32% | 2.88 units *

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Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Paddy

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Shake  ·  Strain  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

What does it mean that the Paddy cocktail should be 'shaken, not stirred'?

Shaking a cocktail like the Paddy involves combining the ingredients (Angostura Bitters, Red Vermouth, and Whiskey) with ice in a cocktail shaker, and then shaking vigorously. This method mixes the ingredients thoroughly, cools the drink rapidly, and adds a slight dilution from the melting ice, which can enhance the flavors. 'Shaken, not stirred' means that this method is preferred over stirring the ingredients together, which might provide a different texture and integration of the ingredients.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I use a different type of bitters if I don't have Angostura Bitters for the Paddy cocktail?

Yes, you can use a different type of bitters in the Paddy cocktail if you don't have Angostura Bitters. Orange bitters or Peychaud's bitters are good alternatives, but keep in mind that the flavor profile of the cocktail will slightly change depending on the bitters you use. Each type of bitters brings its own unique flavors and aromas to the cocktail.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What garnish works well with a Paddy cocktail?

A Paddy cocktail traditionally does not specify a garnish, but to enhance its appearance and add a touch of elegance, a simple lemon twist or an orange peel can be used. The citrus element of the garnish can complement the whiskey and vermouth, adding a subtle fragrance and flavor to the drink.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of a Paddy cocktail compare to a standard glass of wine?

The alcohol content of a Paddy cocktail is stated as 32%, and its total volume is 90ml. In contrast, a standard glass of wine (about 150ml) usually has an alcohol content of around 12-15%. This means that, despite the smaller volume, the Paddy cocktail is significantly stronger in terms of alcohol content when compared to a standard glass of wine.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are best suited for serving the Paddy cocktail?

The Paddy cocktail, with its robust combination of whiskey, red vermouth, and Angostura Bitters, served chilled, is perfectly suited for evening events and colder weather gatherings. Its strong, spirited flavor profile makes it an excellent choice for sipping slowly over conversation after dinner or at a sophisticated cocktail party. However, its versatility means it can be enjoyed at a wide range of occasions, tailored to the preference of the host and guests.

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