Irish Martini Cocktail Recipe

Irish Martini
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  • Total: 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 serving
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
215 Calories
0g Fat
10g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 serving
Amount per serving
Calories 215
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Protein 2g
Calcium 5mg 0%
*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.)

The Irish martini is a simple version of the martini. The ingredient that makes it Irish is, of course, Irish whiskey and in this case, that small amount makes a big difference, adding substance, color, and flavor to the profile of its more popular predecessor.

When making a drink as naked as this one, be sure to choose premium spirits. There are no juices or heavily flavored ingredients to mask the faults of the cheaper spirits and your experience with the drink will be much better if you begin with quality ingredients.

For a Scotch version, try the Smoky Martini.


Steps to Make It

  1. Pour the Irish whiskey into a chilled cocktail glass.

  2. Swirl around the glass in order to coat the inside and dump the excess whiskey.

  3. Pour the vodka and dry vermouth into a cocktail shaker half-filled with cracked ice.

  4. Strain into the rinsed glass.

  5. Garnish with the lemon twist.