RECIPE: Enjoy Paddy’s Day with an Irish twist on the ever-popular Espresso Martini


March 10, 2023 at 1:13pm



If you're looking to celebrate Paddy's Day with a taste of something new, this Irish take on the classic Espresso Martini might just be the drink for you.

It's no secret that we have a lot of grá for Ireland, even on a regular day. But with Paddy's Day just around the bend, there's extra reason to celebrate all our little nation has to offer, whether that's attending one of the many parades or events taking place across the country or planning a night out with your pals.

Of course, a drink or two to toast Paddy himself is sure to be on the cards as well. And if you're looking to support a new Irish brand with your drink of choice this St. Patrick's Day, Shanky's Whip is a new Irish whiskey liqueur that is the ideal serve for getting into the spirit of things - bringing a taste of something new to the palates of Irish drinkers.

Made in Co. Cavan, Shanky's Whip is a blend of black Irish whiskey and spirits, but what really sets this pour apart is its silky smooth consistency and delicious vanilla and cream flavours - making it a delectable drink to enjoy straight, with a coke or as part of a cocktail.

But make no mistake, it isn't just for whiskey lovers. Shanky's Whip has been expertly crafted with a specific kind of person in mind - those who like the taste of whiskey, but not the burn, and those partial to the taste of cream, but not the texture. This flavoursome appeal combined with its all-Irish origins makes Shanky's Whip the perfect serve to get you into the Paddy's Day spirit, whatever your plans.

Perhaps most appealingly, its divine combination of ingredients makes Shanky's Whip the perfect whiskey liqueur to enjoy as part of a delicious and flavoursome cocktail. Its versatility makes it the ideal hero ingredient in a whole host of recipes - including an Old Fashioned, Cold Coffee Brew or even paired with a cold pint of Guinness. But their delightfully simple Shanky's Shamrock recipe - an espresso martini with an Irish twist! - is the perfect quick-and-easy serve to enjoy this Paddy's Day.


Here's their signature take on the classic cocktail recipe:


  • 50ml Shanky’s Whip
  • 50ml fresh espresso
  • 25ml Guinness
  • 10ml sugar syrup


Pour sugar syrup, Shanky's Whip, fresh espresso and Guinness into a cocktail shaker, with a handful of ice. Shake until the outside of the cocktail shaker feels cold. Garnish with a cinnamon sugar shamrock and serve.


Available on their site or in any reputable retailer, find out more about Shanky's Whip HERE.

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