Brian Boru

Brian Boru Cocktail

Base Spirit: Vodka

Type: Modern Classics

Served: On the Rocks

Preparation: Shaken

Strength: Medium

Difficulty: Complicated

Flavor Profile: Sour, Sweet

About the Brian Boru Cocktail

Appreciate vodka in a whole new light with this complex cherry-lemon-tea concoction.

Ingredients in the Brian Boru Cocktail

  • 2 oz Green Tea-Infused Boru Vodka*
  • 1 oz Fresh lemon juice
  • .5 oz Celtic Honey Liqueur
  • .5 oz Cherry Heering
  • .25 oz Lemon sherbet
  • 5 dashes Pernod Absinthe
  • 3 dashes Chamomile Tincture**

Garnish: Nutmeg

Glass: Highball

How to make the Brian Boru Cocktail

Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a highball glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.

*Green Tea-Infused Boru Vodka


  • 2 Green tea bags
  • 1 (750-mL) bottle Boru Vodka


Add the tea bags to the vodka and let infuse for 15 minutes. Remove the bags (without squeezing) and discard them.


**Chamomile Tincture


  • 8 oz Everclear or other high-proof grain alcohol
  • 2 oz Chamomile flowers
  • 8 oz Water


Combine the Everclear and chamomile flowers in a small jar and let stand for 3 days. Strain out the flowers and stir in the water. Store in a bottle with a dasher top.

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