You’ve been adding honey and whiskey to your tea since your grandma told you it could cure a cough. It’s time to take your tea and whiskey game to the next level just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. Get there with this Irish whiskey inspired cocktail.
I’ve been a fan of The Copywriter, and thankful to its creator Steven Weiss of Craftbar in NYC, since I stumbled across this refreshing little gem. After all, this tasty concoction is an easy-drinking blend of Irish whiskey, lemon, and honey syrup. What more could you ask for in a drink?
Well if you’re me…tea.
This flavor profile is just begging for one more Irish addition. Since you can almost never go wrong with a standard like Irish breakfast tea, and you’re making a honey syrup anyway, may as well go for the gusto.
This edited version has everything you could want in a whiskey cocktail.
The Copywriter…Edited CockTeas™ Recipe:
15 mins Serves 2
- 2 oz Irish whiskey, such as Jameson
- ¾ oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
- ½ oz Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth
- 1 oz Honeyed Irish Breakfast Tea syrup
- Seltzer, chilled
- Garnish, lemon twist
For each cocktail add whiskey, lemon juice, sweet vermouth, and honeyed tea syrup to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into an ice-filled Collins glass. Top with seltzer. Garnish with a lemon twist.
Honeyed Irish Breakfast Syrup
- 2tbs Tea Phactory Irish Breakfast loose leaf tea
- 1 cup cold water
- ½ cup honey
Bring water to a boil. Steep tea for 2-3 minutes. Mix 1/2 cup hot, brewed tea with honey. Combine well. Chill.
You’ll be singing Danny Boy in no time.