Blarney & Malarkey
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Blarney & Malarkey
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.84 / 5
A subtler, friendlier spin on The Blarney Stone. A subtler, friendlier spin on The Blarney Stone.
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Gin
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15.65% | 3.6 units *

Whisky glass

Ingredients

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60ml 2oz 6cl
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30ml 1oz 3cl

Method
How to make a Blarney & Malarkey

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Half fill a shaker with ice
Add the gin, whisky and bitters to a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously for about 20 seconds
Then let it sit for a few moments
Place two large ice cubes in an old fashioned glass along with a thin sliver of lime
Strain the cocktail into the glass and top up with ginger ale, then serve

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

·  Bitters  ·  Shake  ·  Strain  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute Angostura Bitters in the Blarney & Malarkey cocktail?

Yes, if Angostura Bitters aren't available, you can substitute with other bitters like orange bitters or Peychaud's for a slightly different flavor profile. However, Angostura is preferred for its complex, herbal undertones that balance the sweetness of the ginger ale and the sharpness of the lime.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What are some garnishing tips for the Blarney & Malarkey cocktail?

A slice of lime is not just a garnish but also an essential part of the cocktail's flavor. For an added touch, you could include a sprig of fresh mint or a twist of lime peel to enhance the visual appeal and add a refreshing aroma. A ginger slice can also complement the ginger ale's spice.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Blarney & Malarkey cocktail?

The Blarney & Malarkey cocktail is best served cold in a whisky glass, as specified. The glass should be filled with ice before adding the mixed ingredients to ensure the drink stays chilled. It's a refreshing choice, perfect for sipping on a warm evening or as a dinner drink.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of Blarney & Malarkey compare to a standard cocktail?

The Blarney & Malarkey has an alcohol content of 15.65%, which places it slightly below the average range for cocktails, typically between 18% to 25% alcohol by volume. This makes it a milder choice, suitable for those who prefer their drinks less potent but still enjoyable.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

Are there any customization ideas for making the Blarney & Malarkey cocktail unique?

To make the Blarney & Malarkey your own, consider playing with the ratios of gin and whiskey to alter the flavor depth. Adding a splash of soda water can lighten the drink for a more refreshing taste. For a sweeter twist, try muddling fresh fruits like berries or pear at the bottom of the glass before adding the other ingredients.

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