Lower West Side: An Irish Whiskey Cocktail

irish whiskey cocktailFor this Irish whiskey cocktail, Kenneth McCoy of the Public House Collective looked to the Manhattan for inspiration, tweaking the recipe until he discovered that a pinch of salt was just what it needed to sing. “The salt really brightens it,” he says.

1¾ oz. Irish whiskey
¾ oz. sweet vermouth
½ oz. Lustau East India sherry
½ oz. dry vermouth
1 dash Angostura bitters
1 pinch coarse sea salt
Tools: barspoon
Glass: coupe
Garnish: cherry

Stir all the ingredients together over ice until chilled. Strain into a chilled coupe and garnish.

Kenneth McCoy, Ward III, New York City

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