Irish Martini Cocktail Recipe

How to Make an Irish Martini
The Irish Martini is a simple variation on the vodka martini and requires just a rinse of your favorite Irish whiskey. Steve Brown Photography/Photolibrary/Getty Images
    3 mins
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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 out the Smoky Martini.

What You'll Need

How 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. Shake well.
  5. Strain into the rinsed glass.
  6. Garnish with the lemon twist.