Mixologist Jim McCourt from Charleston’s Prohibition created the “Affirmed Windsor,” which pays homage to both Irish Whisky and American sweet tea.

According to McCourt, “The inspiration for this “triple crown” cocktail was my home growing up in Ireland and my new home here in the United States. The name came from the last winner of the Irish Triple Crown Windsor Slipper (1942) and Affirmed (1978) from the U.S. Triple Crown. The drink is spirit forward and tastes very much like a traditional southern tea. I have incorporated the Irish triple crown represented by the Irish whisky and the American crown represented by the American sweet tea.”

Affirmed Windsor

Affirmed Windsor

Affirmed Windsor

Cocktail Courtesy of Jim McCourt

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. Oolong tea infused Bushmills original
  • 1 oz. Nolly Prat Dry Vermouth
  • 1 oz. Amaro Meletti
  • 2 dashes Scrappy’s orange bitters
  • Expressed Lemon

Preparation: Add first 4 ingredients to a mixing glass, stir with ice for 15 seconds, strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Express lemon oil from peel over cocktail, rim glass with lemon and drop in.