A Tipperary cocktail with the light shining through the dark Irish whiskey.

I’m really sorry to say, this but this is one of the few cocktails that was immediately and irrevocably awful.

Looking at my notes, I see that I wrote “ugh don’t do it” and if I had invented it myself, that’s what I’d have named it: the “Ugh, Don’t Do It”.

It made me feel ashamed on behalf of my Irish ancestors, then Elizabeth sang a song called “It’s a Long Way to Tipperary”, and we felt worse. I think I may have sung “O Danny Boy” after that. The whole thing was just wrong, and we’d like to forget it, but we can’t.

The only good thing about this cocktail is that it helped us deplete our stores of whiskey! On to the next…


  • 1 1/2 oz Irish whiskey

  • 1 oz Sweet (Rosso) vermouth

  • 1/2 oz Chartreuse

  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters


  • Shake or stir all ingredients with ice.
  • Serve in a martini glass, with an orange peel garnish.
An early pandemic FAIL – sometime in late March

No comments

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *