With the warm weather FINALLY making an appearance, I thought it might be time to share a refreshing spring-y cocktail to keep you company. Sound like a plan??
This Irish whiskey cocktail uses bright and tart lemon juice, some sweet honey, and the bite of tonic water for something you could sip on all day. The River Boyne Fizz is perfect for a day by the pool, chillin’ on your deck, or for me reading in my sunroom with the kitties.
[Full disclosure, I work for the company that makes Slane Irish Whiskey, which is why I used it (also I think it’s delish). If you want to use something else, a good bourbon or another (complex) Irish whiskey can work in this drink. My company is not affiliated with this blog in any way and this is NOT an ad.]
This cocktail was inspired by the mythic and winding River Boyne in Ireland’s Ancient East. It holds a special place in my heart, because I tried it for the first time when I got to travel to Ireland for a pretty epic work trip…seeing Metallica at the historic Slane Castle. With a double rainbow to boot.
I always use a good tonic water, because it makes a huge difference (in any drink). Right now the two I have on-hand are Q Tonics and Fever-Tree…it’s harder to find interesting options where I live so I order these in bulk on Amazon.
I also have found that I strongly prefer fresh lemon juice to bottled in this cocktail (though both work). I love that this uses things we pretty much all have in the kitchen already.
So add this to your weekend plans…you won’t regret it!
Other cocktails you’ll love:
- A Classic “Army and Navy” Gin Cocktail
- A Classic “Brown Derby” Cocktail
- Rye Port Manhattan Cocktail
- Bourbon Milk Punch Cocktail
- Preservation Punch: A Whiskey Cocktail for Fall
River Boyne Fizz with Slane Irish Whiskey
You can use either fresh or bottled lemon juice for this, but I personally strongly prefer it with fresh
- 1 part Slane Irish Whiskey (or a good mixing bourbon)
- A little under 1 part lemon juice
- A dash of orange bitters
- 1 spoonful of good honey
- Tonic water to taste; use a good quality one
Add the whiskey to a highball glass. Add the lemon juice and honey and stir together until the honey is broken down and blended. Personally I like a little more whiskey and a tad less lemon juice.
Then add a few pieces of ice and top with tonic water. Garnish with a mint sprig and lemon wheel if you’ve got’em (in this quarantine time I don’t…).
A refreshing, tart, and mellow drink as lovely as the Irish river from which it gets its name. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
River Boyne Fizz: An Irish Whiskey Cocktail
A refreshing, tart, and mellow drink as lovely as the Irish river from which it gets its name.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
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