Blarney Stone Cocktail Recipe

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Alcohol %:~22

Created by

Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 16, 2024


The Blarney Stone cocktail is a tribute to Irish folklore and tradition. It's named after the legendary Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle in Ireland, which is said to bestow the gift of eloquence upon those who kiss it.

  • Who would like it?
    • Fans of Irish culture
    • Whiskey enthusiasts
    • Those who appreciate herbal liqueurs

How Blarney Stone Tastes?

The Blarney Stone cocktail offers a complex flavor profile. It's herbal and slightly sweet from the green Chartreuse and mint liqueur, with a robust and smooth whiskey backbone. The overall taste is balanced, with a warming finish.

Interesting facts about Blarney Stone

  • The Blarney Stone cocktail is not as widely known as other Irish cocktails, but it has a dedicated following.
  • The green color of the drink is reminiscent of the lush landscapes of Ireland.
  • The cocktail's ingredients are a nod to the country's distilling traditions.


Ice Cubes

  • They are the unsung heroes that chill without diluting too quickly. Without enough ice, your cocktail could be a lukewarm flop.

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Green Mint Liqueur

  • It's the refreshing zephyr in the heat of the whiskey's embrace. Too much and you're lost in a winter wonderland, too little and the whiskey overshadows.

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Green Chartreuse

  • A secret recipe of 130 herbs, it brings complexity and an enigmatic edge. Without it, you miss out on a layer of mystery in your glass.

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Irish Whiskey

  • The grand foundation of the Blarney Stone, providing warmth and character. If the balance tips, your cocktail could become either too timid or overbearingly strong.

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Recipe. How to make Blarney Stone Drink

  1. Fill a shaker with ice cubes.
  2. Add the green mint liqueur, green Chartreuse, and Irish whiskey to the shaker.
  3. Shake well until the outside of the shaker feels cold.
  4. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Pro Tips

  • Use a high-quality Irish whiskey to ensure the best flavor foundation for your cocktail.
  • Chill the cocktail glass before serving to keep the drink colder for longer.
  • Be careful not to over-shake, as this can dilute the drink too much.

Perfect Pairings


  • Oysters: The briny flavor of fresh oysters complements the herbaceous notes in the Green Chartreuse and the whiskey's warmth.
  • Smoked salmon: The smokiness pairs nicely with the whiskey, while the creamy texture is a good contrast to the crisp Green Mint Liqueur.

Main Courses

  • Lamb Stew: The hearty flavors of lamb stew can stand up to the boldness of the Irish Whiskey.
  • Corned Beef and Cabbage: A traditional Irish dish that would harmoniously align with the cocktail's Irish roots.


  • Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream: The Green Mint Liqueur in the cocktail will enhance the minty freshness of the ice cream.
  • Dark Chocolate: A piece of dark chocolate could tease out the hidden notes of the whiskey.

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What you could change in Blarney Stone

  • Green Mint Liqueur: Crème de menthe can be used as an alternative.
  • Green Chartreuse: There is no exact substitute for its unique flavor, but you could try another herbal liqueur like Strega or Yellow Chartreuse for a different taste profile.
  • Irish Whiskey: You can substitute with another type of whiskey, but it will change the cocktail's character.

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And of course - twists🍹

Blarney Stone Sour

  • Add 0.75 oz of fresh lemon juice and 0.5 oz of simple syrup.
  • Shake all ingredients and strain over ice into an old-fashioned glass.
  • The tartness from the lemon juice balances the sweetness of the liqueurs, creating a cocktail with a sharp yet harmonious bite.

The Emerald Isle

  • Use basil-infused Green Chartreuse and incorporate a few fresh basil leaves.
  • Muddle the basil leaves gently before shaking to not overpower the other flavors.
  • This twist brings an aromatic herbal freshness, transporting you to the lush gardens of Ireland.

The Shamrock Slider

  • Replace the Green Mint Liqueur with Crème de menthe and add a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
  • Blend all the ingredients to make a boozy milkshake.
  • This indulgent twist presents a dessert-worthy concoction with a kick, perfect for those with a sweet tooth and a love for Irish whiskey.

In case you forgot basics how to make Blarney Stone

Add your ingredients to the shaker first, then ice. Fill it up to ¾ of its capacity to ensure enough space for shaking. Hold the shaker with both hands (one on the top and one on the bottom) and shake vigorously. The shake should come from your shoulders, not your wrists.

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Place your chosen strainer on top of the shaker or mixing glass, ensuring a secure fit. Pour the cocktail into a glass through the strainer, which will catch solid ingredients and ice. If double straining, hold the fine mesh strainer between the shaker and the glass.

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Frequently Asked Questions on Blarney Stone

What type of glassware is best for serving the Blarney Stone cocktail?

A chilled cocktail glass, often a coupe or a martini glass, is most commonly used to serve the Blarney Stone cocktail to accentuate its flavors and maintain its temperature.

Can the Blarney Stone cocktail be batched for a large group?

Yes, you can scale up the recipe and mix the ingredients in a large pitcher or punch bowl. Be sure to add the ice shortly before serving to avoid excessive dilution.

Is the Blarney Stone cocktail suitable for all seasons?

While it can be enjoyed year-round, its warming whiskey base and refreshing mint notes make it particularly pleasant in cooler seasons or as a festive St. Patrick's Day beverage.

How can I garnish the Blarney Stone cocktail?

A fresh mint sprig or a lime twist can be an elegant garnish that complements the cocktail's herbal and citrus flavors.

Are there any non-alcoholic variations of the Blarney Stone cocktail?

Non-alcoholic versions can be made using non-alcoholic whiskey alternatives and mint-flavored syrups, although the unique taste of Green Chartreuse is difficult to replicate without alcohol.

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