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Irish Jig

Lemon basil and whiskey do a dance in this herby summer cocktail

Our Drinks Editor, Jim Meehan, takes advantage of summer's bounty of fresh herbs to create this bright, citrusy cocktail made with Irish whiskey, yellow Chartreuse, fresh lemon juice and fragrant lemon basil leaves.

To learn more, read "The Jig Is Up."

Irish Jig

Recipe by Jim Meehan, Tasting Table Drinks Editor

Yield: 1 cocktail

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: N/A

Total Time: 10 minutes


3 to 4 lemon basil leaves (small), plus more for garnish

¾ ounces Yellow Chartreuse

1½ ounces Irish whiskey, preferably Jameson

¾ ounces fresh lemon Juice



In a shaker, muddle the herbs with the Chartreuse. Add the remaining ingredients to the shaker. Shake and fine-strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with a lemon basil leaf and serve.

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