For this week’s Whiskey Wednesday we’re stealing a page out of all of our Irish Pioneer’s secret concoction book and introducing you to the Irish take on the Manhattan: The Emerald. And don’t worry, the only thing green about this drink is its name… It’s not quite St. Patrick’s Day yet (Although you can bet we’ll be mixing up some of these bad boys when the time comes). So what makes The Emerald the Irish version of the Manhattan? Basically the recipe is the same except you trade in your Angostura bitters for some orange bitters. This delightfully smooth and mellow drink is the perfect end to a hectic Wednesday and the ultimate way to impress your second cousins twice removed that come and visit from Ireland every 4 years.
2 oz Lost Republic whiskey
1 oz Italian vermouth
1 dash orange bitters
Stir well with cracked ice, strain into a chilled cocktail glass, garnish with an orange peel, and enjoy! Cheers Pioneers!