Double Irish

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  • Level: Easy
  • Yield: 1 serving (plus extra simple syrup)
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1/4 cup sugar

2 ounces Irish whiskey

1 ounce fresh lemon juice

Irish lager (such as Harp), for topping

Lemon twist, for garnish


  1. Make the simple syrup: Combine the sugar with 1/4 cup water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve. Remove from the heat and let cool. (Makes 4 ounces; refrigerate up to 1 month.)
  2. Combine the whiskey, lemon juice and 1/2 ounce simple syrup in a cocktail shaker; fill with ice. Shake well; strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Top with the lager and garnish with lemon twist.