Irish Gold Whiskey Cocktail

Tullamore Dew's Irish Gold Cocktail

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Prep: 3 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 3 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 cocktail
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
201 Calories
0g Fat
26g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 201
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 13mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 27mg 136%
Calcium 29mg 2%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 102mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Quite often, when you think of St. Patrick's Day it's all about the color green. Let's not forget the importance of gold at the end of the rainbow! This Irish gold highball is not only perfect for that particular holiday, but it's a really nice sipper any day of the year. You'll really enjoy it because it is essentially whiskey ginger with a fruity twist!

The simple recipe combines Irish whiskey with orange juice and peach schnapps, then tops it all off with ginger ale. The result is a fruity Irish whiskey cocktail that is super refreshing.


  • 2 ounces Irish whiskey

  • 1/2 ounce peach schnapps

  • 1 splash orange juice

  • 4 to 5 ounces ginger ale, to taste

  • Lime slice, for garnish

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Build the whiskey, schnapps, and juice in a collins glass filled with ice.​

  3. Top with ginger ale.

  4. Garnish with a lime slice. Serve and enjoy.


  • While Irish whiskey is recommended, this recipe is a fantastic place for other styles of whiskey. Try it with bourbon or one of the smooth blends from Canada.
  • Fresh squeezed orange juice will create a better drink. For a splash, you can even simply squeeze the juice from an orange wedge.
  • There are many brands of peach schnapps available. They're worth exploring because they vary in taste, sweetness, intensity, and overall quality.
  • Also, keep in mind that it doesn't have to be "schnapps." Look for bottles labeled "peach liqueur" or "crème de peche."

Recipe Variations

  • Add more orange juice if you like. A splash is good but there may be times when you want a higher concentration of the fruit. If you split the ginger ale with an equal part of orange juice when filling your glass, you'll have a sort of sparkling whiskey hairy navel.
  • Make this drink by the pitcher to serve at a party or have the base ready in the fridge. Increase the ingredients—keeping everything in proportion—for the number of drinks you need or to fill the pitcher. Leave room for the ice and ginger ale, which should be added at the last minute. For the least diluted and most effervescent drink, add them directly in the serving glasses.

How Strong Is an Irish Gold?

The strength of your Irish gold drink will depend on how much ginger ale you end up pouring. Generally, it's going to be a rather mild cocktail and right in line with other highballs, falling in the 13 percent ABV (26 proof) range.