The Hooch Life

Irish Shillelagh

Irish Shillalagh Irish Whiskey Drink Recipe

How to Make

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass and fill with ice. Shake well. Using a Hawthorne strainer, strain into a short tumbler filled with ice. Garnish with raspberries or other fruits.


Makes one drink:

  • 1-1/2 ounce Irish Whiskey
  • 1/2 ounce Sloe Gin
  • 1/2 ounce White Rum
  • 1 tsp Fine Sugar
  • 1/2 ounce Fresh Lemon Juice



Prep Time

3 minutes


  • Boston Shaker
  • Hawthorne Strainer
  • Short Tumbler

Bartender Stories

Kerry Burke

One St. Patty's day, I was working the day shift at a dive bar when an elderly man I had never seen before came in. He asked if I knew how to make an Irish Shillelagh. He ordered a round for the house, drank his, left a $200 tip and walked out, and I never saw him again.