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The Dubliner: A St. Patrick's Day Drink You Can Enjoy Year Round

This drink comes from one of the greats, Gary "Gaz" Regan. At its heart: delicious, layered flavors of orange complemented by the smooth, rich taste of Irish whiskey. a luminous orange red cocktail in a coupe, on a softly lit windowsill, the fronds of a fern in the background. The green of the fern and the red-orange of the cocktail creative a visually pleasing complementary contrast.

With a name like "The Dubliner," St. Patrick's Day is the obvious occasion for this cocktail. But given how simple it is to make and its gorgeous taste, you might find yourself stirring one up with some frequency. 

For our money, it's pretty close to a perfect make-at-home cocktail: nearly anyone can master it and most everyone will appreciate it.

Gaz was a larger than life character who played a key role in the emergence of the craft cocktail scene. His legacy carries on far and wide, in part because he is responsible for the revival of orange bitters, the figure behind the eponymous Regans' Orange Bitters.

So for this drink, Regans' is a must. Sip this excellent cocktail and if you think of it, raise your glass to Gaz, who made it possible.

Ingredients

2 oz Irish Whiskey
1/2 oz Sweet Vermouth (we like Carpano Antica Formula)
1/2 oz Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao
2 dashes (make 'em big!) of Regans' Orange Bitters

Method 

Stir with ice and then strain into a chilled coupe or cocktail glass.  Garnish with a cherry. A green one if you can find it!

Tip: to amp up the orange flavor even further, rub a fresh orange peel around the rim of your glass.  Then express the oils over your drink. Yum!

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