Paddy Cocktail Recipe

The Paddy is an old-school, simple cocktail based on Irish whiskey.

It’s frequently so easy to guess the main ingredient of a cocktail, and with theĀ Paddy cocktail, there’s no prizes for guessing that it’s Irish whiskey. Paddy was originally a brand of Irish whiskey, and the cocktail based on it was invented in the early 20th century and was quite sweet.

Paddy Cocktail Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 & 1/2 measures of Irish whiskey
  • 3/4 measure of sweet red vermouth
  • 3 dashes Angostura bitters
  • half-slice of lemon to garnish

If you want to make a cocktail that tastes like the original Paddy, try using equal parts Irish whiskey and vermouth with only a dash or two of Angostura bitters. The above version is much less sweet than the original and will suit most modern palates better.

How To Make a Paddy Cocktail

  1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker
  2. Shake well for 30 seconds
  3. Strain into a cocktail glass
  4. Garnish

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