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Blackthorn Cocktail

Blackthorn Cocktail

One of the few classic cocktails to highlight Irish whiskey.

With roots dating back to 19th-century New Orleans, the Blackthorn cocktail is one of the few classics to highlight Irish whiskey. Here’s how they make it at Lazy Bird in Chicago.


  • 2 oz. Irish whiskey
  • 1/2 oz. dry vermouth
  • 1/2 oz. sweet vermouth
  • 2 dashes Bogart's bitters (or sub with Angostura)
  • 1 dash absinthe
  • Tools:barspoon, strainer
  • Glass:rocks
  • Garnish:lemon twist


Stir all of the ingredients with ice, then strain into a glass filled with fresh ice, and garnish.

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