Celebrate Irish Whiskey with one of these three delicious cocktails

by Amy Rohu
Irish Whiskey Day

This Wednesday March 3rd is Irish Whiskey Day, which celebrates all things “three” in the world of Irish Whiskey.

The third day of the third month marks an important date in every true whiskey fan’s calendar. Traditionally, it’s a celebration of “three” – three types of Irish whiskey (single malt, single grain and single pot still), the signature triple distillation process and a distillation period of at least three years.

Did you know Bushmills Irish Whiskey, is the world’s oldest licensed whiskey distillery?

Steeped in over 400 years of whiskey making heritage and tradition, Bushmills Irish Whiskey was first granted its license to distil in 1608 and to this day pours passion into every bottle.

Featured in the signature Bushmills Irish Orchard cocktail is Bushmills 10 Year Old Single Malt, triple distilled from 100% malted barley, and matured for at least 10 years in sherry and bourbon seasoned barrels, which provide notes of honey, vanilla and milk chocolate flavours.

The Sexton Single Malt, our other whiskey of choice, is triple distilled in copper pot stills and matured in Oloroso sherry casks, its versatile flavour profile makes it perfect for drinking whichever way you like – neat, on the rocks or in a delicious cocktail. It makes the base of the The Sexton’s divine Bury The Hatchet and Mourning, Noon & Night cocktails.

Celebrate Irish Whiskey Day on Wednesday 3rd March by trying one of these Irish single malt whiskey cocktails using either Bushmills Irish Whiskey or The Sexton Single Malt. They are the perfect midweek dram and with three options to choose from, there’s something for everyone.


This Irish Orchard cocktail brings a fruity fusion to the fore. The cider paired with pressed apple juice complements the fresh, zesty notes of Bushmills 10 Year Old Single Malt – the perfect cocktail for any single malt lover.

50ml Bushmills 10 Year Old Single Malt
75ml Dry Cider
30ml Soda
25ml Pressed Apple Juice
Wedge of apple to garnish
Ice (cubed)

1. Pour 50ml Bushmills 10 Year Old into a highball glass.
2. Add 75ml of Dry Cider.
3. Top with 30ml soda and 25ml pressed apple juice.
4. Add cubed ice and garnish with a wedge of apple on the edge of the glass.


This refreshing Bury the Hatchet cocktail oozes bold flavour that you won’t forget. The lemon juice enhances the complex citrus notes of The Sexton Single Malt, while the hint of sugar complements the smooth honey finish of the spirit. 

50ml The Sexton Single Malt
25ml lemon juice
12.5ml Gomme (sugar syrup)
Soda water
15ml Pedro Ximenez
Lemon twist to garnish
Ice (cubed)

1. Pour 50ml The Sexton Single Malt into a tall glass over cubed ice.
2. Add 25ml lemon juice and 12.5ml Gomme (sugar syrup).
3. Top with soda water and a Pedro Xiemenex float.
4. Garnish with a twist of lemon.


In this deliciously simple Mourning, Noon & Night cocktail, the Campari and Sweet Vermouth truly complements the honeyed malt taste and mild sweetness of The Sexton Single Malt to leave you wanting more


35ml The Sexton Single Malt
25ml Sweet Vermouth
25ml Campari
Lemon twist to garnish
Ice (cubed)

1. Pour 35ml The Sexton Single Malt, 25ml Sweet Vermouth and 25ml Campari into a mixing glass over ice and stir until chilled.
2. Strain into a fresh rocks glass over ice.
3. Garnish with a twist of lemon.

Please remember to always drink responsibly.

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