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What to Mix With Irish Whiskey? Our Top 10 Choices (2023)

Last Updated on January 5, 2023 by Lydia Martin

Got your first Irish whiskey bottle? You can use this triple-distilled whiskey far more than just sipping it neat.

From single malt to blend whiskey, Irish whiskeys mix perfectly with cocktails too.

If you want to know what to mix with Irish whiskey, we got you. We’ve rounded up the must-try mixers you should try. Read on.

Top 10 Irish Whiskey Mixers You Need To Try 

10. Mango

Mango Juice on a glass and tumbler

Mango juice with Irish whiskey and pod spice cardamom [1] could treat your palette with a nice Himalayan Hot Toddy.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1oz Irish Whiskey
  • 5oz Mango juice
  • 3pcs Cardamom pods

Instructions: Bring to simmer the mango juice and cardamon pods in a saucepan, then remove from heat. Strain it into a pre-heated toddy glass and add the Irish whiskey.

Serving: 1

9. Vermouth

bottles of vermouth

Enjoy an Irish twist on the classic Manhattan with Irish whiskey, sweet vermouth, plus dashes of bitters.

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 2 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2oz Irish Whiskey
  • 1oz Sweet vermouth
  • 2dashes of Angostura bitters

Instructions: Put all the ingredients in a mixing glass, stir well and strain it into an Old-Fashioned glass. 

Serving: 1

8. Jackfruit 

Cutting Fresh Jackfruit

Adding jackfruit with Irish whiskey creates a tropical spin on a classic Whiskey Sour called Jackfruit Whiskey Sour.

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 2 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2oz Irish Whiskey
  • 1pc Jackfruit flesh (fruit pod)
  • 1oz Lemon Juice
  • ½oz Simple Syrup 

Instructions: Muddle jackfruit in a mixing glass, then add ice and all the remaining ingredients. Stir until chilled and strain into a rocks glass, then serve.

Serving: 1

7. Coca-Cola 

Bottle of Coca-Cola

Make a rich, creamy Irish Cola cocktail with Irish cream, whiskey, and Coca-Cola. 

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 2 minutes

Ingredients:

Instructions: Add the whiskey and Irish cream to a cocktail shaker with ice, and shake until chilled. Strain it into a rocks glass and slowly pour the Coca-Cola. 

Serving: 1

6. Ginger Ale Or Ginger Beer 

Homemade Fermented Ginger Beer

Irish whiskey with ginger ale creates a bubbly and zesty Irish Buck cocktail. But for a stronger flavor, you can interchangeably use ginger beer instead of ginger ale. [2]

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 2 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2oz Irish Whiskey
  • 3-4oz Ginger Ale or Ginger beer
  • ¼oz Lime Juice 

Instructions: Pour the whiskey and lime juice into a collins glass with ice, and top with either ginger ale or beer.

Serving: 1

5. Guinness

Guinness in can and a glass

Make a Dublin Drop, famously known as Irish Car Bomb, with an Irish dry stout—Guinness, Irish cream liqueur, and your favorite Irish whiskey.

“There wasn’t a light-switch moment and suddenly Irish whiskey became in vogue again,”

– William Lavelle, Irish Whiskey Association Director

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 2 minutes

Ingredients:

  • ½oz Irish Whiskey
  • ½oz Bailey’s Irish cream
  • 1can Guinness

Instructions: Add the Irish cream and whiskey to a shot glass. Drop the shot glass into a large glass filled with Guinness, then drink immediately.

Serving: 1

4. Coffee 

cup of coffee and a  lemon

Irish Coffee is one of the most well-known drinks with Irish whiskey blended with rich black coffee and heavy cream.

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1oz Irish Whiskey
  • 4oz Hot Coffee
  • 1oz Heavy Cream
  • 2tsp Brown Sugar

Instructions: Except for the heavy cream, put all the ingredients in an Irish coffee glass, stir until the sugar is dissolved, and float the heavy cream on top.

Serving: 1

3. Champagne

pouring champagne on a glass

The floral and fizzy champagne makes a great pair with the smoothness of Irish whiskey and creates a bubbly Irish Cunt cocktail drink.

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 2 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2oz Irish Whiskey
  • 6-8oz Champagne

Instructions: Pour the Irish whiskey and champagne into a chilled coupe glass, serve, and enjoy.

Serving: 1

2. Lemonade

lemonade juice

Elevate your lemonade by adding Irish whiskey and build a refreshing Irish Lemonade drink.

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 2 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2oz Irish Whiskey
  • 6oz Lemonade

Instructions: Add the Irish whiskey and lemonade to a highball glass with ice. Stir well and enjoy.

Serving: 1

1. Tomato Juice

glass and a pitcher of tomato juice

Mixing tomato juice with Irish whiskey makes a Bloody Mary cocktail sibling, the Bloody Molly.

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 2 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1oz Irish Whiskey
  • 4oz Tomato Juice
  • 2dashes Tabasco
  • 2dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • Splash of Lemon juice 

Instructions: Pour all the ingredients into a salt-rimmed glass with ice. Stir well and serve it with an optional celery stick or freshly cracked black pepper twist.

Serving: 1

FAQs 

How is Irish whiskey best served?

Irish whiskey is best served in a glass neat, with a splash of water or ice, but it is also great for making cocktails. 

Can you mix soda with Jameson Irish Whiskey?

Yes, you can mix soda with Jameson Irish Whiskey. You can ideally pair it with soda water, club soda, and other flavored sodas.

Final Say

Irish whiskey makes delicious and refreshing mixed drinks, from simple lemonade to colorful tomato juice, cultural to modernized drinks, and hot to cold drink recipes.

This triple-distilled whiskey is a great sipper, but it offers an enticing taste profile to make a wide variety of cocktails. 

We’ve tried many concoctions with Irish whiskey, and we find the mixers above superb. Let us know how it worked out for you.

References:

  1. https://www.britannica.com/plant/cardamom 
  2. https://www.townandcountrymag.com/leisure/drinks/a15873518/alcoholic-ginger-beer-vs-ginger-ale/ 

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