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Irish Nightcap

What’s the tea drinker to do at an Irish pub, when everyone else orders Irish coffee? ‘Tis a lovely way to end a meal, to be sure, but there’s simply no way around it if you don’t like coffee. The Cocktail Vultures have been tinkering with tea syrups lately and we’ve devised a two-fisted nightcap that unites Irish whiskey and Irish tea, along with some other things to put a twinkle in your eye, Irish or otherwise.

To a teacup or hot beverage glass, add:

1.5 ounces Irish whiskey
.5 ounce ginger liqueur (we prefer
.5 ounce Irish tea syrup
2 ounces hot water

Stir thoroughly. Squeeze a small piece of fresh lemon into the glass and stir again. Drop in the lemon and serve.

Slainte! And don’t forget to leave something for the fairies.

Tea Syrup:

Brew 8 ounces of Irish tea — we used two tea bags, and tossed in a cinnamon stick during the brewing process. Add a cup of sugar and stir until dissolved. Drop in a generous swath each of orange and lemon peel and store in refrigerator. Will keep about a week.