The Emerald

rob scannellDid you think we forgot to share a cocktail with you this week? Expect better! We were just waiting for the weekend, like all good things.

Concluding the Dram Attic Exclusive series for this season (that’s right, but we’ll be back sooner than you think), we are delighted to share with you a delectable drink brought to you by Rob Scannell. Currently based in Mumbai (India) Rob Scannell is the current Jameson Brand Ambassador for West India and has been stationed in India for 2 years. With a career spanning over 5 years in the alcohol industry from when he started off as a barback in Cork, Ireland. Rob has been lucky enough to get behind the sticks across the world, plying his trade in Ireland, England, India and China.

Ladies and gentlemen, Rob and Jameson present to you The Emerald. In Rob’s words, “This Irish Whiskey cocktail is not only a twist on the classic Manhattan but is  also a refreshing step away from the atypical “Irish drinks” which involve some awful concoction of whiskey, Irish cream and crème the menthe which is intended to help you see a leprechaun or reward you with the gift of the gab. This well stirred, full bodied stiff drink is one that you can repeatedly raise a glass to the Emerald Isle with and remind you that there is a lot of character required to be considered truly Irish.”

Give it go, will ya!



2 ounces Jameson Irish Whiskey

1 ounce sweet vermouth

2 dashes orange bitters


Build all ingredients in a mixing glass, fill with ice and stir until satisfied with dilution levels (approx. 60-120 secs), strain into a chilled coupe glass, zest with orange peel, perfume the glass and float as a garnish.

Take it from us, it’s not just another good looking drink. Enjoy…responsibly!


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