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Recipe: The Tipperary

  • Author: Julia Cooper


The Tipperary cocktail first appeared in 1917 in Hugo R. Ensslin’s Recipes for Mixed Drinks, and is named for the song “It’s a Long Road to Tipperary.” The song was a common tune among homesick Irish soldiers serving in the British army during World War I. The cocktail is delightfully herbaceous with a strong flavor of black licorice. Traditionally, the Tipperary was made with equal parts Irish whiskey, sweet vermouth, and green Chartreuse, but today we’ll tip the scales towards the whiskey. I encourage you to experiment with the ratios to find what best suits your palate.


Units Scale


  • 1 1/4 oz. Irish whiskey
  • 3/4 oz. sweet vermouth
  • 1 oz. green Chartreuse


In a mixing glass, stir together all ingredients with ice. Strain into a martini glass. Sláinte!