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Bring Holiday Cheer with Irish Whiskey Cocktails

Kilbeggan comes from Ireland’s oldest operating distillery. The whiskey is still produced using the original 180 year-old pot still located at the Kilbeggan Distillery in Ireland. Rather than being triple-distilled like most whiskeys, Kilbeggan is double-distilled to retain more flavor. As a result, Kilbeggan has a smoother, sweeter flavor which makes it a great choice for both mixing in cocktails as well as sipping on the rocks, neat, or in one of either festive holiday cocktails (as featured below). Crafted by top Irish bartenders to highlight the holiday season, the Kilbeggan® Gingerbread Crunch and Kilbeggan® Boyne is a surefire hit for any party!

Kilbeggan® Gingerbread Crunch

Gingerbread Crunch
Recipe by Gillian Boyle of Fade Street Social in Dublin, Ireland.  


  • 1 3/4 parts Kilbeggan® Irish Whiskey
  • 1 3/4 parts Freshly Pressed Apple Juice
  • 2/3 part Cinnamon Syrup
  • 1/3 part Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 part Brown Sugar Syrup


For Cocktail:
Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Shake and double strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish rim with crushed gingerbread biscuit and brown sugar.

For Garnish:

Place gingerbread cookies/biscuits in a bag and use a rolling pin to crush. When fine, add brown sugar into the mix.

Kilbeggan® Boyne

Named after the River Boyne, which flows through the Boyne Valley in Co. Meath – home of the best Irish honey. Created by Josko Babic of KOH in Dublin, Ireland.


  • 2 parts Kilbeggan® Irish Whiskey
  • 1 tsp Boyne Valley® Wildflower Honey (or any locally sourced honey)
  • 1/2 part Oloroso Sherry
  • 1 dash Bitters


Add all ingredients to a mixing glass and stir to dissolve the honey. Add cubed ice and stir once again for 20-30 seconds until the drink is chilled ice cold. Strain into a coupe glass and garnish with orange peel.

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