Silk Bonnet Cocktail


Happy Hump Day! Y’all ready to get this Irish Whiskey Month started? Me too!

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 the cocktail. I’ll be using Teeling Small Batch and Single Grain Whiskies cause I love them so much.


I wanted to start this party off with a bright and fun sipper, so I decided to do a riff on the classic Brown Derby Cocktail. I had a really supreme red Grapefruit and it was calling my name!

Grapefruit: “Gurrrrrl, please put me in a drink!”

Me: “Ok pretty Grapefruit, anything you ask.”

Grapefruit: ~bats eyelashes and smiles at me~

Me: ~blushes~


Cast of characters: I picked Teeling Small Batch for this cocktail cause it’s aged in Rum barrels and I thought it would go well with Honey and that stunning red Grapefruit.


Silk Bonnet Cocktail

  • 2 oz Teeling Small Batch Irish Whiskey
  • 1 oz red Grapefruit juice
  • 1/2* oz Honey Syrup (1:1 ratio)
  • Garnish: a big Grapefruit peel. Not mandatory, but the Grapefruit asked me to do it!

Combine ingredients over ice and shake it gurrrrrrrrrl. Double strain into yer prettiest coupe. Garnish with that sassy Grapefruit peel.

*How much Honey Syrup you add depends entirely on how sweet the Grapefruit is. I’d start with 1/2 oz and taste. You may want to go up to 3/4 oz, you may not. Up to you.


Cheers y’all and have a fabulous time shaking up those #IrishWhiskeyMonth cocktails!


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