Have I mentioned that I love the legends that accompany some of our world’s most classic cocktails? Well, if that’s news to you – its true! So of course I had to check in with my good friend Google to see where the traditional Tipperary cocktail came from, and what the buzz was all about. Trust me, this story is a good one! The Tipperary dates back to World War I when an Irish soldier walked into a bar humming “It’s A Long Road to Tipperary,” a marching tune from his homeland. To honor him and his sacrifice, the bartender titled that young man’s drink of choice that night the Tipperary, a name that has now stuck around for over a century. (A fascinating bit of cocktail history, don’t you think?)
When I took my first sip of this delicious cocktail, I immediately understood why it has been popular for so long. This thing is exquisite! To ensure that I was fully celebrating the Irish roots of this libation, I chose to shake it up with none-other than Tullamore D.E.W. Let me tell you, their triple distilled Irish Whiskey is among my favorite spirits and, if you haven’t given it a try, I highly recommend grabbing yourself a bottle. Its tasting notes of spice, grains, and honey open up beautifully with the touch of water I’ve added, and the sugar’s sweetness takes things to a whole other level.
Is it wrong that a single cocktail can instantly make me want to plan an entire vacation? Hold my passport, because traveling around Ireland while sipping on my fair share of whiskey is a bucket list item of mine. Why? Because Irish Whiskey is one of Europe’s oldest distilled spirits, dating all the way back to the 12th century. In fact, the word whiskey as we use it today originates from the Gaelic phrase uisce beatha, which translates to water of life. I think they were really on to something!