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Recipe: Corrigan’s Smoky Old Fashioned cocktail for a St Patricks Day celebration

Corrigan’s Smoky Old Fashioned (Picture: Malcolm McNally)

As chef/owner of Corrigan Restaurants in London, Richard Corrigan knows a thing or two about hosting a celebration.  He shows us how to make his Smoky Old Fashioned, the perfect tipple for your St Patrick’s Day festivities:


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10ml Lapsang tea and maple syrup mix*

Stir both in mixing glass over ice and strain into rocks glass over a carved ice block.

*Lapsang and maple syrup mix

Homemade maple and lapsang souchong tea gives the Old Fashioned it’s smoky flavour

Mix 1 part maple syrup to 1 part Lapsang souchong tea.

Method: To make the tea (per 500ml)

Add 5g of tea to a glass measuring jug, top with 250g of hot water (Off the boil for 30seconds), stir briefly and allow to infuse for 5 mins.

Strain through a tea strainer into a measuring jug containing 150g of ice and 100g of cold water. Stir to melt the remaining ice and bottle in a clean bottle.

Keep refrigerated until needed.

Richard says: “This drink is perfect with dessert, the smoky sweet aspect of the syrup compliments chocolate and rich foods.”

Corrigan Restaurants include Bentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill, Corrigan’s Mayfair in London and Bentley’s Sea Grill in Harrods. Corrigan’s Mayfair has just launched a new seasonal cocktail menu.


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