Lapel Piece


Ladies and Gents, I’ve had a great time making cocktails for Irish Whiskey Month with all of you! As we roll through the last week of March, I’ve got a really killer cocktail with Teeling Single Grain that is both smooth and floral. Let’s step to it!

Oh but first, 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.


What do we say here at Home Bar Girl? “Don’t forget to stirrrrrr, stirring is zen y’all.” Yeaaaah man. Stir til you gaze out the window and grab yer prettiest coupe.


Cast of Characters:

  1. My intention for this cocktail was to create a Manhattan variation to go with Teeling Single Grain Irish Whiskey. This Whiskey has berry & honey notes which definitely made me think of…
  2. Montenegro! What goes better with honey than flowers? Amaro Montenegro is the perfect spring Amari and I felt like its floral notes were apropos.
  3. Initially, I made this drink with Italian Vermouth but switched it because Dolin Rouge is lighter in body than its Italian counterparts. Manhattan variations can be really tricky because you are working with so few ingredients and I didn’t want the Vermouth to overpower the other two ingredients in the drink.


What do gentlemen frequently put in the lapel of their suit in the spring? A flower.

Lapel Piece 

  • 2 oz Teeling Small Batch Irish Whiskey
  • 1/2 oz Amaro Montenegro
  • 1/2 oz Dolin Rouge Vermouth
  • Garnish: Lemon peel

Combine ingredients over ice and stirrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Strain into chilled coupe, express Lemon peel and garnish.


Cheers y’all!


#IrishWhiskeyMonth with Teeling


Happy Leap Day Y’all! Tomorrow begins one of my favorite months, March (aka Irish Whiskey Month). I’m totally obsessed with Teeling Whiskeys so I’ll be making a bunch of cocktails with the two bottles pictured above.

Since I want this month to be a real PRRRRTY, I’ll be reposting cocktails on Instagram that have the hashtag #IrishWhiskeyMonth.


If you’ve been reading my blog since last March, you’d know that the first time I tasted Teeling Small Batch Whiskey a lil rocket ship launched in my soul. It’s aged in Nicaraguan Rum casks which means it plays extremely well with all things tropical. As someone who’s obsessed with Tiki, this Whiskey is near and dear to my heart.


Equally as near and dear to my heart is Teeling Single Grain. Like my Californian self, this Whiskey was aged in exclusively California Red Wine barrels. (Yes, I myself was aged in California Wine during gestation. It was the early 1980s.) As a result of this really unique process, Teeling Single Grain has loads of berry notes and really killer body.


So, take a couple days, get yerselves prepped, and let’s have a roaring #IrishWhiskeyMonth!