Whisky cocktail recipe: Irish Siesta

Tamarind Fruit
Fruit of the tamarind tree

Sean Ludford is a regular contributor to TaylorEason.com. He is a veteran spirits educator and publishes at BevX.com.

This complex yet refreshing cocktail utilizes the deep and mellow flavors of blended Irish Whiskey in an unexpected way by marrying it with flavors from south of the border. I absolutely love the flavor of tamarind and the sodas created with this unique fruit. (Tamarind soda can be found in most every Mexican market.) Together, the ingredients combine to create unique flavors that won’t soon be forgotten.


1 1/2 oz. Irish Whiskey
1/2 oz. Cointreau
1/2 oz. Fresh lime juice
3 oz. Tamarind Soda


Combine the first three ingredients in a shaker with a handful of ice. Shake well and pour off into a tall glass filled with ice. Top with the tamarind soda and stir to combine.

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