It’s Summertime and the Drinkin’ Is Easy

It’s Summertime and the Drinkin’ Is Easy

Meal type Beverage
Occasion Barbecue, Casual Party
By author Ryan Maloney


The Old Pal

  • 1fl oz Forty Creek Barrel Select
  • 1fl oz Dolin dry vermouth
  • 1fl oz Campari
  • Orange peel for garnish

St. Kevin Sling

  • 1 1/2fl oz Glendalough Double Barrel
  • 1/2fl oz Fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2fl oz Pierre Ferrand dry curaçao
  • 1/4fl oz Grenadine
  • 4 dashes Orange Bitters
  • Soda water
  • Long lemon swirl for garnish

Coffey Buck

  • 2fl oz Nikka Coffey Grain
  • 1/2fl oz Lemon juice
  • Ginger beer
  • Lemon wheel as garnish


The Old Pal
1. Add all ingredients to a mixing glass with ice. Stir for 30 seconds.
2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange twist.
St. Kevin Sling
1. Add whiskey, juice, curaçao, grenadine and bitters to a shaker with ice. Shake.
2. Strain into a highball glass filled with ice. Top up with soda water.
3. Wrap lemon swirl around the inside of the glass.
Coffey Buck
1. In a glass, over ice, add lemon juice to the whisky. Top up with ginger beer.
2. Garnish with lemon wheel.
So, start drinking whisk(e)y this summer, or continue drinking it. These are a few choices to get you going, but experiment and find your own. Mix things up by adding whisk(e)y to a favorite cocktail; I know substituting the rum in a mojito with a light single malt makes a great drink.

Try something different and, remember, there’s never a bad day for good whisk(e)y!
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