Tipperary
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Tipperary
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Adapted from ABC of Mixing Cocktails by Harry McElhone, this drink shares its name with a town in southern Ireland. Adapted and first seen in the Imbibe magazine. Adapted from ABC of Mixing Cocktails by Harry McElhone, this drink shares its name with a town in southern Ireland. Adapted and first seen in the Imbibe magazine.
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Base ingredient
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Green Chartreuse
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Lemon
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37.32% | 3.55 units *

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Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Tipperary

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all the ingredients into a mixing glass with ice
Stir and strain into a chilled cocktail glass
Garnish with a lemon twist and serve

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

·  Stir  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  ·  Twist  · 

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FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the origin of the Tipperary cocktail?

The Tipperary cocktail is named after County Tipperary in Ireland, and it first appeared in print in 1916. It's believed to be inspired by the World War I song 'It's a Long Way to Tipperary.' The cocktail embodies the spirit of Ireland with its use of Irish whiskey as a base spirit, harmoniously blending it with the herbal notes of green Chartreuse and the sweetness of red vermouth.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I use a different type of whiskey in a Tipperary cocktail?

Absolutely, while traditional Tipperary cocktails are made with Irish whiskey for its smooth and slightly sweet profile, you can substitute it with other types of whiskey like Scotch for a smokier flavor, or American whiskey for a bolder taste. The choice of whiskey can transform the character of the cocktail, so feel free to experiment.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What are some garnishing ideas for the Tipperary cocktail?

A classic garnish for the Tipperary cocktail is a simple cherry or a twist of lemon peel. These garnishes complement the herbal and sweet flavors of the drink without overpowering it. For a more decorative touch, consider adding a sprig of fresh herbs like thyme or rosemary.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is the Tipperary cocktail stirred instead of shaken?

The Tipperary cocktail is stirred, not shaken, to ensure a smooth texture and to properly mix the ingredients without diluting the drink too much. Stirring helps to maintain the integrity of the clear spirits, like whiskey and vermouth, and allows for a more controlled integration of flavors versus the vigorous agitation of shaking, which is typically reserved for cocktails with juices or cream.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best type of glass to serve a Tipperary in, and why?

The best type of glass for serving a Tipperary cocktail is a cocktail glass, commonly known as a martini glass. This is because the shape of the glass showcases the cocktail's color and clarity, while its wide brim allows the aromas of the whiskey, red vermouth, and green Chartreuse to be fully appreciated. The stem also keeps the drink cold by preventing hand-warmth from transferring to the cocktail.

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