Tipperary is a classic cocktail made with Irish whiskey, sweet vermouth, and green chartreuse. It’s a delicious and complex drink with a herbal and slightly spicy taste.

Tipperary recipe

  • 5 cl Irish whiskey
  • 2.5 cl sweet red vermouth
  • 1.5 cl green Chartreuse
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters

Pour all ingredients into mixing glass with ice cubes. Stir well. Strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a slice of orange.

Directions for how to make the Tipperary

  1. Fill a mixing glass with ice cubes.
  2. Pour 5 cl of Irish whiskey into the mixing glass.
  3. Add 2.5 cl of sweet red vermouth to the mixing glass.
  4. Add 1.5 cl of green Chartreuse to the mixing glass.
  5. Add 2 dashes of Angostura bitters to the mixing glass.
  6. Stir the mixture well using a bar spoon.
  7. Strain the mixture into a chilled cocktail glass.
  8. Garnish with a slice of orange.

Tips for how to make the perfect Tipperary

  • The glassware: Use a rocks glass or a tumbler, add 1-2 large ice cubes or crushed ice.
  • The ingredients: Combine equal parts of Irish whiskey, Chartreuse, and sweet vermouth. Stir gently to combine.
  • The garnish: Cut a small piece of orange peel, express the oils over the drink, and rub the rim of the glass with it. Use it as a garnish.
  • The temperature: Serve it chilled but not cold. Let it rest for a minute before you take a sip.
  • The variations: You can adjust the recipe to your taste by adding more or less whiskey, or switching the sweet vermouth for another type of vermouth or aperitif.

Alcohol-free alternative to the Tipperary

One alcohol-free alternative to the drink Tipperary is to create a mocktail version using similar flavors. This mocktail can contain fresh lemon juice, cane sugar or molasses, aromatic bitters, and a splash of traditional Italian soda like San Pellegrino Chinotto. To make the drink, simply shake the ingredients with ice and strain into a glass filled with fresh ice. You can also add a slice of fresh lemon or a sprig of rosemary for an extra aesthetic touch. This drink will be delicious and refreshing, without the effects of alcohol.

Tipperary fun facts

  1. Tipperary is a classic cocktail made with Irish whiskey, sweet vermouth and green Chartreuse.
  2. The drink was named after a town in County Tipperary, Ireland.
  3. The Tipperary was featured in the 2011 cocktail book, “PDT Cocktail Book: The Complete Bartender’s Guide from the Celebrated Speakeasy.”
  4. The drink is also known as the “Green Beast” due to its green color and the high alcohol content of Chartreuse.
  5. The Tipperary has been described as a complex and sophisticated drink with a bold and herbaceous flavor profile.