How To Make An Irish Whip Cocktail
If you love the taste of licorice, then you will definitely want to know how to make an Irish Whip Cocktail. Between the licorice liqueur and the crème de menthe, these are sure to bring your guests back for more – maybe even with a little luck of the Irish for a tip. While the ingredients list definitely doesn’t sound like tastes you’d normally find combined in one drink, an Irish Whip is surprisingly delicious.
Here’s what you’ll need to dig out from the bar or bring home from the liquor store:
- Licorice liqueur
- Rum (plain white rum works best, no spiced or flavored stuff needed.)
- Green crème de menthe (you really do want to use the green stuff – the drink looks and tastes better than if you use the others.)
- Lemon-Lime soda
- Orange Juice
- Mug or beer stein
- In your mug or stein, combine 1 oz. each of vodka, licorice liqueur, rum and crème de menthe.
- Add some ice cubes and stir.
- Top off the mug with equal parts lemon-lime soda and orange juice.
- An Irish Whip doesn’t usually get a garnish, but if you really want to you could use a piece of licorice or a mint leaf. In fact, a piece of black licorice makes a great edible swizzle stick for the Irish Whip.
This Irish Whip drink is very quick and easy to make, but it’s not recommended that you make pitcher-sized portions. Since the drink is topped off with soda and orange juice, if a pitcher of Irish Whip isn’t served and emptied in a short period of time, it will go flat. You could, however, make a pitcher sans soda and OJ, and let guests top off their own Irish Whip drinks as they are refilled.