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Drunken Leprechaun


This cocktail has changed my mind about whiskey. Really it has! I never enjoyed sipping on any type of whiskey drink because of the strong taste, until this one. And who knows, this might be the only whisky drink I’ll sip, which I would be perfectly fine with! It’s a speakeasy, pub-style sipping cocktail. There is a little prep work necessary, like making honey syrup and Guinness reduction simple syrup, but once you do that you’ll have enough to make 8-10 cocktails. Once the prep work is done, these are a breeze to make. You can whip 4 up at once in a shaker, making it easier to serve to guests.

Drunken Leprechaun
Serves: Makes 2 Drinks
  • Drunken Leprechaun Cocktail:
  • 1 ounce Guinness Reduction simple syrup (recipe below)
  • 1 ounce fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1½ ounces honey simple syrup (recipe below)
  • 3 ounces Jameson Irish Whiskey
  • 4 mint leaves
  • Guinness Reduction Simple Syrup
  • 2 cans Guinness Beer
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Honey Syrup:
  • 2 cups water
  • ½ cup honey
  1. Cocktail:
  2. Prepare the reduction sauce and honey simple syrup below and let them cool.
  3. Shake all of the above ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.
  4. Strain into a coupe cocktail glass and garnish with a mint leaf!
  5. Guinness Simple Syrup:
  6. Bring to a boil and then simmer on low heat until mixture becomes a thicker consistency and dissolved to about half the amount. This could take 30 minutes.
  7. Let it cool and pour into a glass bottle to store.
  8. Honey Syrup:
  9. Bring to a boil until honey has dissolved.
  10. Let it cool and pour into a glass bottle to store.
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