Do you love celebrating St. Patrick's Day but cringe at the thought of guzzling beer in celebration? What you need is a classy St. Patrick's Day cocktail. 

This new concoction from the bartenders at Swift's Hibernian Lounge, one of New York City's favorite Irish bars, is precisely that: an undeniably Irish cocktail. 

It features the latest offering from the Bushmills distillery, Bushmills Red Bush. Aged exclusively in American bourbon barrels, Bushmills Red Bush is the perfect Irish whiskey for bourbon drinkers and those new to Irish whiskey. The amber spirit offers intense aromas of toasted oak and vanilla, with hints of caramel and nutty flavors for a subtly sweet and balanced finish. 

Whip up an Irish Old Fashioned yourself using the cocktail recipe below, or head over to Swift's to try this cocktail in the bar where it was born. 

Bushmills Red Bush Irish Old Fashioned

  • 1.5 oz Bushmills Red Bush
  • 2 dashes Dead Rabbit Orinoco >Bitters
  • 1 tsp Honey Syrup
  • 1 dash Lemon Oils

Method: Pour over ice (preferably 1 large cube), gently stir and garnish with an orange twist