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The 12 Twists Of Christmas: You Need To Try This Homemade Dead Rabbit Irish Whiskey Cocktail

By Éadaoin Fitzmaurice

December 18, 2018 at 2:08pm



Golden Spice and everything nice.

Golden Spice is the ultimate winter cocktail of 2018. It's slick, smooth and super tasty. There's no better way to end this year than with a good drink on hand, a few tasty nibbles, surrounded by your best friends.

After a long year, you deserve to treat yourself to that bottle of something you've been wishing you could have.

For me, Dead Rabbit Irish Whiskey is exactly that.

Now I will say, it's a little bit pricer than your bog-standard bottle but by gawwwd, is it good and the real selling point for me is that it's a fantastic cocktail mixer.

Today I'm going to show you exactly that.

Welcome to the 12 Twists Of Christmas with Schweppes!

You're ultimate cocktail guide for the festive season.

This week if you haven't guessed already, we'll be showing you how make make an outrageously tasty cocktail with Dead Rabbit Irish Whiskey.

Say hello to Golden Spice.

A cocktail with smooth and rich flavours of The Dead Rabbit Irish Whiskey, including oak and vanilla, paired with Schweppes 1783 Golden Ginger Ale and garnished with fresh lime and ginger for a spicy finish.



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This cocktail is simple but effective.

You only need four ingredients and you can make it in minutes.

Dead Rabbit Irish Whiskey is top-shelf stuff. It comes from the famous New York bar the Dead Rabbit, which is renowned for its artisan cocktails and Irish coffees. Co-founders Sean Muldoon and Jack McGarry collaborated with Master Distiller Darryl McNally from Dublin Liberties Distillery to launch this five-year-old blend in celebration of the bar's fifth anniversary.

The premium whiskey consists of both malt and grain, is matured in ex-Bourbon barrels casks and then finished off in virgin oak American casks.

Here's how to create this dreamy drink:


• 50ml The Dead Rabbit Irish Whiskey

• 200ml Schweppes 1783 Golden Ginger Ale

Garnish: fresh sliced ginger and lime wheel


Take a highball glass and fill with block ice to the top. Pour the Dead Rabbit Irish Whiskey over the ice and fill to the top with Schweppes 1783 Golden Ginger Ale.

To garnish: slice some fresh ginger and a wheel of fresh lime. Drop into the glass to complete.



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Start the new year off right, surrounded by the best people and sipping on the best homemade cocktail.

Now that sounds like the dream.

Don't forget to share your cocktails with us, we love to hear from you guys.

Drink responsibly!


READ MORE: The 12 Twists Of Christmas: Brandy Cocktails Are Super Tasty - Here's How To Make One At Home

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