Say goodbye to summer cocktails

Aug 26, 2009 at 3:42 p.m. ET

With a rich golden hue and buttery robust taste, Irish whiskey is a deliciously perfect liquor to transition from warm summer fun to the cooler fall season. Free of the sweetness of American bourbon and smokiness of Scotch whiskey, Irish whiskey lends a subtle yet lusciously distinctive taste to the end-of-summer mixed drinks. The following whiskey cocktails, courtesy of Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey, will invitingly linger on your palate as you watch the green summer leaves turn into the brilliant colors of fall.

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The tantalizing Irish character of Tullamore Dew is immediately evident in the pure, natural flavor of golden barley that comes through with every savored sip. With its distinctive taste, smooth and subtle on the palate, it is no surprise that this brand has won 20 international awards and medals in the last nine years.

Charred wood undertones from aging in fine-quality oak casks, and a pleasant maltiness complete Tullamore Dew's pure Irish character. Subtle yet robust in character, this Irish whiskey is satisfying on its own, on the rocks or featured with other flavorful ingredients in festive mixed drinks. To learn more about Irish whiskey and the award winning Tullamore Dew bottlings, visit

Summer DewSummer Dew

Serves 1

A minty sipper that is refreshing and light.

6 large mint leaves
1 scoop of sugar
Splash of water
Shaved or crushed ice
2 ounces Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey

In a rocks glass or Julep cup, muddle mint leaves, sugar and water. Fill glass or mug with shaved or crushed ice and add Tullamore Dew. Top with more ice and garnish with a mint sprig and straw.

Berry BlissBerry Bliss

Serves 1

Before the last of the fresh-picked raspberries are gone, indulge in a berry good mixed drink.

2 ounces Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey
1 ounce raspberry liqueur
Dash of sours
Splash of Grenadine
Fresh raspberries

Place ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with a few raspberries.

Tropical Tully Sunrise Tropical Tully Sunrise

Serves 1

A cool cocktail with scintillating citrus flair, sit back and enjoy the sunshine as the days grow shorter.

2 ounces Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey
1/2 ounce Grand Marnier
1 ounce fresh lime juice
Wedge of lime

In a shaker, combine ingredients with ice and shake vigorously. Serve in a rocks glass over ice garnished with a lime wedge.

Tully 10 Cider

Serves 1

An ideal drink on the first evening you feel the crisp, cool oncoming of fall as well as throughout the drop of temperature into winter.

2 mint leaves for muddling
1-1/2 ounces Tullamore Dew 10 Year Old
1-1/2 ounces apple cider
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
1/2 ounce simple syrup or pinch of sugar
Fresh mint sprig

In a shaker, muddle mint. Add whiskey, cider, lime juice, simple syrup or sugar, and ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a pint glass. Garnish with a mint sprig.

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