Although some of us undoubtedly love the wintertime and wish it would never leave, many of us are feeling the drain of the past few months of colder weather. As we approach the coming of spring, a desire for warmth crowds in on us. Our suggestion? Tide it over with some whiskey! You might already know this, but one of our Upper East River home types, the J.J. Corry, was named after the famous Irish whiskey bonder. As you might imagine, we’re whiskey fans over here! So today, we’re inviting you to grab some J.J. Corry of your own, arrange your bar tools, and try your hand at a few recipes to warm up with whiskey.
#1 Cry Baby
Are you one of those people that could practically cry thinking about the return of spring? Does the chill of winter seep into your bones and refuse to leave? We think the Cry Baby is your drink of choice! Originally created by Natasha David during her time as a co-owner of Nitecap in New York City, this cocktail promises a fascinating—and comforting—flavor profile. Kat Odell over at Liquor.com shared the recipe, but we’re swapping the whiskey for J.J. Corry, of course!
- 1 ounce J.J. Corry Irish whiskey
- ½ ounce Wyoming Whiskey bourbon
- ½ ounce Lemorton Pommeau de Normandie Calvados
- 1/4 ounce DOM Bénédictine
- 1/2 ounce cane syrup
- 1 dash Cecil & Merl turmeric bitters
- Garnish: lemon twist
- Add all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice and stir until well-chilled.
- Strain into a rocks glass over a large ice cube.
- Garnish with a lemon twist.
#2 Gaelic Flip
We think this would make a lovely cocktail choice for St. Patrick’s Day! It features a whole egg, so you could also make the argument of it having nutritional value! 😉 Here’s our recipe, modified from Liquor.com.
- 1 ¼ ounce J.J. Corry Irish whiskey
- 1 ounce sweet vermouth
- 1/3 ounce simple syrup
- 1 teaspoon allspice liqueur
- 1 whole egg
- Garnish: grated nutmeg
- Add the Irish whiskey, sweet vermouth, simple syrup, allspice liqueur and egg to a shaker and vigorously dry-shake (without ice).
- Add ice and shake until well-chilled.
- Double-string into an Irish coffee mug or rocks glass.
- Garnish with grated nutmeg.
#3 Irish Shot
Now, if you want the truest St. Patrick’s Day classic (aside from green beer, of course), look no further than the Irish Shot! Invented by Charles Burke Cronin Oat in 1979, this three-ingredient experiential beverage is a winner at any time of the year. It’s a perfect way to warm up with whiskey! Follow the below ingredients and instructions, modified from Liquor.com.
- ½ ounce J.J. Corry Irish whiskey
- ½ ounce Baileys Irish cream
- Guinness beer
- Add the Baileys and whiskey into a shot glass, pouring slowly to create a layered effect.
- Drop the shot into a pint glass filled half to three-quarters with the Guinness. Drink immediately.
#4 Irish Winter Spiked Coffee
We love love love this recipe from The Spruce Eats’ Colleen Graham! If our aim is to warm up with whiskey in this end-of-winter season, this is the ultimate drink of choice! Here is Graham’s recipe, adjusted to include, you guessed it, our preferred whiskey!
- 1 ½ ounces J.J. Corry Irish whiskey
- ¾ ounce coffee liqueur
- ¾ ounce Irish cream liqueur
- 4 ounces freshly brewed coffee, to taste
- Garnish: whipped cream
- In a warm mug or Irish coffee glass, combine the Irish whiskey, coffee liqueur, and Irish cream.
- Fill with hot coffee.
- Stir to combine.
- Top with whipped cream and enjoy!
#5 Green Dublin Apple Cocktail
If you’re craving something a touch fruity, we’ve got a bright and beautiful pick for you, too! Consider crafting yourself a Green Dublin Apple Cocktail to warm up with whiskey. Once again, we love the recipe by Colleen Graham over at The Spruce Eats, just with the modification for the specific type of whiskey! 😉
- 2 ounces J.J. Corry Irish whiskey
- 1 ounce sour apple schnapps
- 2 ounces white cranberry juice
- Garnish: apple slice
- Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
- Shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
- Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
- Garnish with fresh apple slice. Serve and enjoy!
Talk about delicious! We hope you have fun playing mixologist and enjoy these decadent ways to warm up with whiskey this winter! If you want to learn more about the story behind our J.J. Corry appreciation, download our exclusive guide.
And if you decide you’d rather request such a cocktail from an expert bartender, might we suggest a visit to Eastern Wharf’s Thompson Savannah hotel? Bar Julien won’t disappoint, trust us!