Tipperary Cocktail Drink

Tipperary

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Written by Gavin Wrigley
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In the mood for a drink? The Tipperary cocktail recipe has all the right ingredients to make your evening special.

Tipperary Cocktail Recipe

The Tipperary cocktail is a treat for any occasion, made with Irish whiskey, sweet vermouth, and green Chartreuse.

Prep time:

1 minute

Mixing time:

1 minute

Servings:

1

Calories:

194 kl

Ingredients

  • oz Irish Whiskey
  • 1 oz sweet Vermouth
  • ½ oz Green Chartreuse
  • Ice cubes
  • Cherry or lemon twist, for garnish, optional

Equipment

  • Cocktail Glass
  • Measuring Jigger
  • Stirrer or Bar Spoon
  • Mixing Glass

Instructions

  • Chill Glass: Start by chilling your cocktail glass for a few minutes.
  • Add Chartreuse: Introduce ½ oz Green Chartreuse to the mixing glass.
  • Add Vermouth: Measure and add 1 oz sweet Vermouth.
  • Add Whiskey: Pour 1½ oz Irish Whiskey into the mixing glass.
  • Stir Gently: Add some ice cubes and with your bar spoon, give the ingredients a gentle stir until well combined.
  • Strain: Strain the mix into your chilled cocktail glass.
  • Garnish: Embellish with a cherry or a lemon twist.

Notes

Substitutes:

  • Irish Whiskey: I sometimes reach for a smooth bourbon or Scotch when I run out of Irish whiskey. The flavor profile changes, but the drink remains delightful.
  • Sweet Vermouth: As in the Negroni, dry vermouth can be used if you add a dash of simple syrup to mellow out any bitterness.
  • Green Chartreuse: Yellow Chartreuse is a tad sweeter and less alcoholic but can be used in a bind. It adds a unique twist to the Tipperary.

Making a Pitcher of Tipperary:

  • Scale: For an 8-serving pitcher, use 12 oz of Irish whiskey, 8 oz of sweet vermouth, and 4 oz of green Chartreuse.
  • Mix: Stir the Whiskey, Vermouth, and Chartreuse in a large pitcher.
  • Serve: Distribute the blend into individual chilled cocktail glasses, top with a cherry or lemon twist, and serve promptly.

Making it Non-Alcoholic:

  • Irish Whiskey Substitute: Opt for a non-alcoholic whiskey alternative. These have become more available and can emulate the warmth of whiskey.
  • Green Chartreuse Substitute: A mix of non-alcoholic herbal tea, sweetened slightly, can replace the distinct flavor of Chartreuse.
  • Vermouth Substitute: Choose a non-alcoholic alternative available on the market.
  • Proceed As Usual: Swap the regular ingredients with these non-alcoholic alternatives, stick to the primary steps, and savor a non-alcoholic Tipperary.

Making it Vegan:

The Tipperary cocktail is inherently vegan, assuming the ingredients used don't contain any animal by-products. However, be mindful of the garnishes. Some maraschino cherries might be colored with non-vegan dyes. Opt for vegan-certified cherries or switch to a lemon twist. Always double-check labels when in doubt.

Nutrition Facts

Calories
194
% Daily Value*
Sodium
 
3
mg
0
%
Carbohydrates
 
4
g
1
%
Sugar
 
2
g
2
%
Potassium
 
28
mg
1
%
Protein
 
0.1
g
0
%
Calcium
 
2
mg
0
%
Iron
 
0.1
mg
1
%

 

Tipperary Cocktail Drink

Tipperary Cocktail Recipe

Gavin Wrigley Written by Gavin Wrigley
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The Tipperary cocktail is a treat for any occasion, made with Irish whiskey, sweet vermouth, and green Chartreuse.
Prep time: 1 minute
Mixing time: 1 minute
Servings: 1
Calories: 194

Ingredients
 

  • oz Irish Whiskey
  • 1 oz sweet Vermouth
  • ½ oz Green Chartreuse
  • Ice cubes
  • Cherry or lemon twist - for garnish, optional

Equipment

  • Cocktail Glass
  • Measuring Jigger
  • Stirrer or Bar Spoon
  • Mixing Glass

Instructions

  • Chill Glass: Start by chilling your cocktail glass for a few minutes.
  • Add Chartreuse: Introduce ½ oz Green Chartreuse to the mixing glass.
  • Add Vermouth: Measure and add 1 oz sweet Vermouth.
  • Add Whiskey: Pour 1½ oz Irish Whiskey into the mixing glass.
  • Stir Gently: Add some ice cubes and with your bar spoon, give the ingredients a gentle stir until well combined.
  • Strain: Strain the mix into your chilled cocktail glass.
  • Garnish: Embellish with a cherry or a lemon twist.

Notes

Substitutes:

  • Irish Whiskey: I sometimes reach for a smooth bourbon or Scotch when I run out of Irish whiskey. The flavor profile changes, but the drink remains delightful.
  • Sweet Vermouth: As in the Negroni, dry vermouth can be used if you add a dash of simple syrup to mellow out any bitterness.
  • Green Chartreuse: Yellow Chartreuse is a tad sweeter and less alcoholic but can be used in a bind. It adds a unique twist to the Tipperary.

Making a Pitcher of Tipperary:

  • Scale: For an 8-serving pitcher, use 12 oz of Irish whiskey, 8 oz of sweet vermouth, and 4 oz of green Chartreuse.
  • Mix: Stir the Whiskey, Vermouth, and Chartreuse in a large pitcher.
  • Serve: Distribute the blend into individual chilled cocktail glasses, top with a cherry or lemon twist, and serve promptly.

Making it Non-Alcoholic:

  • Irish Whiskey Substitute: Opt for a non-alcoholic whiskey alternative. These have become more available and can emulate the warmth of whiskey.
  • Green Chartreuse Substitute: A mix of non-alcoholic herbal tea, sweetened slightly, can replace the distinct flavor of Chartreuse.
  • Vermouth Substitute: Choose a non-alcoholic alternative available on the market.
  • Proceed As Usual: Swap the regular ingredients with these non-alcoholic alternatives, stick to the primary steps, and savor a non-alcoholic Tipperary.

Making it Vegan:

The Tipperary cocktail is inherently vegan, assuming the ingredients used don't contain any animal by-products. However, be mindful of the garnishes. Some maraschino cherries might be colored with non-vegan dyes. Opt for vegan-certified cherries or switch to a lemon twist. Always double-check labels when in doubt.

What is a Tipperary Cocktail?

Tipperary is a cocktail that blends Irish whiskey, sweet vermouth, and green Chartreuse. Many appreciate its rich heritage and distinct taste profile, which stands out in cocktails. The drink gets its name from the county in Ireland, hinting at its primary ingredient, Irish whiskey. The drink is currently listed under “New Era Drinks” by the International Bartender Association(IBA).

A side shot of a Tipperary cocktail in a coupe glass on a white cloth placed on a brown table with a plate full with cherries on a side and a Green Chartreuse bottle and a jigger behind.

What is a Tipperary made of – The ingredients

To make your own Tipperary, first gather these ingredients:

  • Irish Whiskey: The core spirit of the cocktail, it provides a smooth and warm foundation with hints of malt and grain.
  • Sweet Vermouth: A fortified wine adds sweetness and depth, complementing the whiskey’s robustness.
  • Green Chartreuse: A French herbal liqueur, it contributes a unique blend of flavors, adding complexity and an aromatic finish to the drink.

Irish Whiskey, Sweet Vermouth and green Chartreuse laid out on a white bar table.

How do you make a Tipperary?

Join our simple instructions to make a great Tipperary:

1
<p>Start by stirring some ice cubes in a cocktail glass, to ensure the drink remains cool.</p>

Start by stirring some ice cubes in a cocktail glass, to ensure the drink remains cool.

2
<p>In a mixing glass, introduce the green Chartreuse, bringing in its distinct herbal complexity.</p>

In a mixing glass, introduce the green Chartreuse, bringing in its distinct herbal complexity.

3
<p>Add the sweet Vermouth, enhancing the whiskey’s character and introducing a touch of sweetness.</p>

Add the sweet Vermouth, enhancing the whiskey’s character and introducing a touch of sweetness.

4
<p>Pour in the Irish whiskey to lay the foundation for your cocktail.</p>

Pour in the Irish whiskey to lay the foundation for your cocktail.

5
<p>Ice up the mixing glass three-quarters full.</p>

Ice up the mixing glass three-quarters full.

6
<p>With a bar spoon, stir the ingredients gently until they meld together.</p>

With a bar spoon, stir the ingredients gently until they meld together.

7
<p>Once mixed, remove the ice cubes from your cocktail glass.</p>

Once mixed, remove the ice cubes from your cocktail glass.

8
<p>Strain the concoction into your pre-chilled cocktail glass.</p>

Strain the concoction into your pre-chilled cocktail glass.

9
<p>Garnish with a lemon twist or cherry, if desired, to elevate the presentation and add a hint of zest or sweetness.</p>

Garnish with a lemon twist or cherry, if desired, to elevate the presentation and add a hint of zest or sweetness.

10
<p>Enjoy your Tipperary cocktail!</p>

Enjoy your Tipperary cocktail!

Can I use Gin in a Tipperary Cocktail?

Swapping out whiskey for gin in the Tipperary might sound unconventional, but it’s a game-changer for gin lovers. When you make this switch, the drink becomes lighter, more aromatic, and adopts an entirely new personality. While the classic Tipperary channels warmth with its Irish whiskey heart, introducing gin brings a botanical twist to the forefront. Given their distinct juniper profiles, brands like Tanqueray, Beefeater, and Bombay Sapphire lend themselves well to this adaptation. For a standout experience, I’d suggest trying Hendrick’s Gin in your Tipperary. Its unique cucumber and rose infusions will mingle beautifully with the sweet vermouth and green Chartreuse, offering a refreshing yet complex sip. Give it a whirl; it might just become your new favorite twist!

A Tipperary cocktail, shot from above, on a white marmol table with an Irish Whiskey bottle, a Sweet Vermouth bottle, and a green Chartreuse bottle around.

History and Origin of the Tipperary Cocktail

The Tipperary has its roots in the early 20th century, with its name evoking the Irish county of Tipperary. This moniker, combined with Irish whiskey, gives a nod to its Irish heritage. However, interestingly, its birthplace wasn’t Ireland, but rather France.

The first documented mention of the Tipperary appears in the 1916 edition of “Recipes for Mixed Drinks” by Hugo Ensslin, a bartender in New York. But how it traveled from France to New York or who created it remains a mystery.

The cocktail’s name might also have been influenced by the popular World War I song “It’s a Long Way to Tipperary.” This song was a hit among soldiers and civilians alike during the war, making the name familiar and evocative of the time.

Over the years, the Tipperary has seen variations in its recipe ratios and ingredients. Still, the core elements of Irish whiskey, sweet vermouth, and green Chartreuse have remained, creating a delightful blend that tells a story of European mixology with a dash of wartime nostalgia.

 

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FAQ

How many calories are typically in a Tipperary?
On average, a standard Tipperary cocktail contains around 180-220 calories, depending on the specific ingredients and proportions used.
How strong is a Tipperary cocktail in terms of ABV and proof?
The strength largely depends on the specific whiskey and other ingredients used, but typically, a Tipperary might have an ABV of around 25-30%, making it 50-60 proof.
What alcohol is used in a Tipperary?
Irish whiskey serves as the primary alcoholic base in a Tipperary.
In which type of glass is a Tipperary typically served?
A Tipperary is traditionally served in a cocktail glass.
What does a Tipperary taste like?
The Tipperary offers a harmonious blend of the Irish whiskey's warmth, the vermouth's sweetness, and the herbal complexities of green Chartreuse, making it smooth with a slightly sweet and aromatic finish.
What's the typical ratio of ingredients in a Tipperary?
A common ratio for a Tipperary is 2:1:½, meaning two parts Irish whiskey to one part sweet vermouth and half part green Chartreuse.
How is the Tipperary typically served in terms of ice or presentation?
It's usually stirred with ice, strained, and then served up without ice in the glass.

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