I can’t claim this is a drink that’s known all over Ireland, but it’s a quirky and interesting one that pays homage to a lot of Irish beverages, including mead, the fermented honey drink the Irish monks made. Despite its sweet and innocuous name, this drink kicks like a mule. With champagne (or prosecco), a little apple cider (you can use hard cider or regular cider, as you prefer), a taste of honey, and a dash of Irish whiskey, it’s delicious and goes down easy. But in potency, it reminds me of a French 75, the cocktail of champagne, lemon juice, simple syrup, and brandy. It, too, slips down with ease, but a short time later you realize why it was named after French guns in World War I.
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