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Whiskey, Ginger ale & Lime: A Good Alternative to Beer in a Pub

Doheny & Nesbitt, Dublin, Ireland    www.morewinelesswhines.com

Doheny & Nesbitt, Dublin, Ireland

We had our first official pub experience at Doheny & Nesbitt in Dublin, Ireland, during the second day of our Irish adventure.   Guess what was blaring on all the TVs?  The Heineken Cup final match!  The eyes of locals were glued to the rugby match playing out on TVs in the packed pub.  Fortunately, being Americans, we did not need a great view of the game, so we snagged a great 5-person nook in the corner.  I have been to a few “Irish” themed pubs in America, but none compare to Doheny & Nesbitt!

Irish blessing inside the old Middleton Distillery     www.morewinelesswhines.com

Irish blessing inside the old Middleton Distillery

My husband ordered a Guiness and I ordered a Whiskey Ginger Ale with Lime.  My sister-in-law could not stand the drink.  It is certainly not for everyone.  It is not sweet and I cannot drink more than 1-2 of them in an evening.  This is a solid drink.  Just be sure not to wear a swimsuit while drinking this one, as it may put some hair on your chest.

Jameson Whiskey Bottle Chandelier    www.morewinelesswhines.com

Jameson Whiskey Bottle Chandelier

In all the pubs, they would serve this drink in a tall glass filled with ice and a shot of Jameson in the bottom and a lime wedge on the rim.  There was a single serve glass bottle of Ginger ale served alongside, the perfect amount.  Jameson is the only whiskey I can drink.  Johnny Walker or  Jack Daniels just aren’t the same here.

Middleton Distillery Tour - Old Copper Pot Stills for Distilling   www.morewinelesswhines.com

Middleton Distillery Tour – Old Copper Pot Stills for Distilling

Oh, and what mixed drink did they serve at the end of our Middleton Distillery tour?  Whiskey, Ginger Ale & Lime of course!

Whiskey Tasting at the Middleton Distillery    www.morewinelesswhines.com

Whiskey Tasting at the Middleton Distillery plus a Whiskey Ginger Ale & Lime

Whiskey, Ginger Ale & Lime

Fill a glass with ice.  Add a shot of Jameson.  Fill glass to the brim with Ginger ale.  Squeeze in the juice from a single lime wedge.  Stir.  Garnish with a fresh lime wedge.

Cheers!

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