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oscars folly irish whiskey cocktail recipe

Oscar's Folly

Oscar's Folly is a beautifully layered Irish whiskey cocktail which celebrates St. Patrick's Day in a bright and festive way. Several of these will have you foolishly thinking you are as poetic as Oscar Wilde himself.
Course Cocktail
Cuisine Irish
Keyword absinthe, cocktail recipe, Creme de menthe, Irish Whiskey, St. Patrick's Day
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 4 minutes
Servings 1 Cocktail
Author Michael Kahn


  • 2 ounces Irish Whiskey
  • 1/4 ounce Absinthe
  • 1/4 ounce Aperitivo
  • 1/4 ounce Maraschino Liqueur
  • 1 teaspoon Creme de Menthe
  • 1 peel Lime


  • Add Irish whiskey, Absinthe, Aperitivo, and Maraschino liqueur to a shaker. Fill with ice and shake until chilled, about 20 seconds.
  • Strain into a cocktail glass.
  • Slowly pour the Creme de menthe over the back of a spoon over the center of the cocktail. This will allow it to sink to the bottom without mixing.
  • Garnish with a lime twist.