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Irish Eyes Cocktail With Jameson Irish Whiskey

by Jim Casey
Irish Eyes Cocktail With Jameson Irish Whiskey
(photos by Brandon Chesbro: Outsider)

St. Patty’s Day on March 17 is the one day out of the year when it’s perfectly acceptable to order, concoct, or consume a green cocktail. The other 364 days? You’re setting yourself up for a bit of green-natured ribbing. But if you’re gonna go green, look to the Irish Eyes cocktail.

Relatively simple to prepare, the three-ingredient cocktail is a refreshing mix of Irish Whiskey, Crème de Menthe (mint-flavored liqueur), and Half-and-Half. Let’s get mixing.

Irish Eyes: Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz. Irish Whiskey
  • .5 oz. Crème de Menthe
  • 3 oz. Half-and-Half
  • Garnish: Maraschino Cherries & Mint Sprig


Fill a cocktail shaker with a handful of ice. Add 1.5 to 2 oz. Jameson Irish Whiskey—or your favorite Irish Whiskey—to the shaker (image 1). Next, add .5 oz. Crème de Menthe (2). Add 3 oz. Half-and-Half (3). You can also use milk or heavy cream, depending on your taste preferences. Shake the cocktail shaker for 15 seconds (4).

Strain the mixture into a coupe glass or cocktail glass. Garnish with maraschino cherries and a sprig of mint. Enjoy your Irish Eyes masterpiece.