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
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.