Irish Eyes
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Irish Eyes
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The cocktail Irish Eyes is a smooth, indulgent drink, known for its creamy texture and refreshing minty undercurrent provided by the crème de menthe. It's a sweet concoction, essentially a ... more The cocktail Irish Eyes is a smooth, indulgent drink, known for its creamy texture and refreshing minty undercurrent provided by the crème de menthe. It's a sweet concoction, essentially a delightful dessert in a glass, combining rich cream with the robust flavors of whiskey. Served in a classic whiskey glass, this cocktail often comes with a cherry garnish, adding a touch of fruitiness to the creamy mint profile. Irish Eyes is a festive choice, often associated with St. Patrick's Day celebrations, but it can be enjoyed year-round whenever a creamy, minty treat is in order.
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Whiskey
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Cocktail cherry
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13.47% | 1.32 units *

Whisky glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Irish Eyes

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add ice to a shaker and then fill with the ingredients
Shake well and strain into a chilled glass
Add the cherry as a tasty garnish and serve

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

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do you properly shake an Irish Eyes cocktail?

To properly shake an Irish Eyes cocktail, start by filling a cocktail shaker with ice. Add 60ml of cream, 7.5ml of creme de menthe, and 30ml of whiskey to the shaker. Secure the lid tightly and shake vigorously for about 15-20 seconds until the outside of the shaker feels cold. This method ensures the ingredients are well-blended and chilled before serving.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What are some creative garnishing ideas for an Irish Eyes cocktail?

For an Irish Eyes cocktail, consider garnishing with a sprig of fresh mint on top for a visual and aromatic appeal. Another option is to add a few chocolate shavings for a sweet contrast or even a light dusting of cocoa powder. These garnishes can enhance the cocktail's aesthetic and add an extra layer of flavor.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the cream with a non-dairy alternative in an Irish Eyes cocktail?

Yes, you can substitute the cream with a non-dairy alternative in an Irish Eyes cocktail. Coconut cream or almond milk can be good substitutes. These alternatives will change the flavor profile slightly but will allow those with dairy intolerances to enjoy a similar drink experience.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve an Irish Eyes cocktail?

The best way to serve an Irish Eyes cocktail is in a chilled whisky glass. After shaking the ingredients with ice to chill and mix them, strain the cocktail into the glass. This method preserves the intended texture and temperature of the drink, ensuring an optimal tasting experience.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of an Irish Eyes cocktail compare to a standard glass of wine?

An Irish Eyes cocktail has an alcohol content of 13.47%, which is slightly higher than a standard glass of wine, usually around 12% alcohol by volume (ABV). This makes the Irish Eyes a bit stronger in terms of alcohol content, providing a slightly more potent experience.

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