James Joyce Cocktail0

James Joyce Cocktail

James Joyce Cocktail

* 1 1/2 ounces Irish whiskey
* 3/4 ounce sweet vermouth
* 3/4 ounce Cointreau
* 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice

Combine all ingredients in an ice-filled cocktail shaker and shake until cold. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

This cocktail has what looks like an odd combination of ingredients, but it actually works pretty well, creating a nice, easy to sip drink. The fruitiness from the Irish whiskey works well with the Cointreau and lime juice, and the vermouth adds a little extra complexity. The James Joyce is based on the Oriental cocktail, which uses rye in place of the Irish whiskey used here.

Also pictured is Sarai’s old copy of Ulysses, by James Joyce. I’ve been meaning to read it but haven’t yet gotten around to it. I understand it’s very good, but also a bit of work.