As part of #IrishWhiskeyMonth, I wanted to repost one of my favorite Teeling Whiskey drinks from last year: West India Docks. This tropical sipper combines Smith & Cross Jamaican Rum and Teeling Small Batch Irish Whiskey in what I consider to be the best split base of all time.
If you wanna join the party, use the hashtag #IrishWhiskeyMonth on Instagram and I’ll repost your photo! The only rule is that you have to include Irish Whiskey in your cocktail.
Are you a bartender/cocktailier/Home Bar Gurrrrl? Have you combined these two spirits? Nope? GET ON IT.
- Teeling Whiskey = Honey, Smoke, Apple, Woody, Rum
- Smith & Cross = Pineapple, Banana, Tropical, Funky, Honey, Grasses, Spices
I split the base equally, sipped it, died and went to heaven and then made a truly terrific tropical drink. I really tried to keep it at 5 ingredients but this cocktail needed a bit of Angostura Bitters for honesty.
West India Docks
- 1 oz Teeling Small Batch Irish Whiskey
- 1 oz Smith & Cross Navy Strength Jamaica Rum
- 3/4 oz Lime Juice
- 1/2 oz Grenadine
- 4 Pineapple Chunks
- 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
- Garnish: Two Pineapple Chunks
Combine Lime Juice, Grenadine and Pineapple chunks in tin and muddle. Add Teeling Whiskey, Smith & Cross Rum, Bitters and Ice. Shake and double strain into coupe. Garnish with two Pineapple Chunks.
No lie, this is truly fantastic. If you’ve got Teeling + Smith & Cross, you need to try these two together. #TropicalTeeling