Saturday, September 14, 2013

Dirty Bastard

I keep telling you how crazy our weeks are, thinking that this next week will settle down a bit........ but they continue to be crazy.  

Another crazy week gone and we're relaxing this weekend and getting ready for the next.  

This is the first weekend in a long time that I can remember that we have been able to just (more or less because there's always "something" kid related that gets us out of the house) stay home and relax.  

It is really nice being able to sit around the house all day in our pj's.  

I love weekends like this.

I found this cocktail recipe on the Cosmopolitan website.  

I still don't have a copper cup like the one pictures on Cosmo, but the directions say to strain it into a glass, so I did.  

Let me just say, LIME, yes lime is the one thing in this cocktail that I really really taste.  At the end of my sip I can taste a smidgen of the Irish Whiskey, but that's it.  

I think maybe half the amount of lime juice I used would be a lot better, especially for those of you who enjoy the taste (and would like to  actually taste the whiskey) of Irish Whiskey.  

Now this cocktail is not horrid, but it is quite limey.  If you REALLY enjoy the taste of lime juice in your cocktails, then I believe this cocktail is for you!

Here is a photo of the end result:

Here is a photo of the ingredients:

Here is the recipe for a Dirty Bastard:

  • 1 1/2 ounces Irish Whiskey
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • 1/4 ounce simple syrup
  • 5 dashes bitters
  • 1/2 ounce ginger beer

In a cocktail shaker, add ice and all of the ingredients above except for the ginger beer.  Shake and strain your cocktail into a short glass.  Top off your cocktail with the ginger beer.

Here's to everyone having a great weekend!


The Cocktail Lady
Cocktail Lady
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Hello! My name is Jen and I am The Cocktail Lady. I am a married mom of 4 who loves creating and trying new cocktails.


  1. It just so happens that I have all the ingredients for this one, so I think I'll try this one when I get home from work this evening.

  2. I agree with you that lime is definitely the predominant taste. With only that wee bit of ginger beer, it was not evident at all. I think I like lime better than you do, so I think I would give it a 2.5. Maybe another time I might ramp up the ginger beer :)

    1. I agree! I think if I was to make it again I would definitely add more ginger beer too. Good call. =)