Massey Cocktail Recipe

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Massey Cocktail Recipe

The Irish whiskey in this drink makes it somewhat of an enhanced Manhattan. This cocktail uses gin in combination with whiskey and sweet vermouth so it’s more like a Manhattan martini hybrid in the beginning. The addition of Green Chartreuse and Campari gives the Massey cocktail a sweetened herbal bitterness that makes it all the more intriguing.

It was the idea of Portland bartender Jacob Grier and his Irish grandmother that inspired the Massey cocktail. You might not think Irish whiskey would combine well with a cocktail, but this one pushes all your perceptions to the limit. Unique and a fine example of modern mixology in its finest form, this one is sure to be appreciated by every connoisseur of fine drinks.

Campari Substitute

The Tempus Fugit Gran Classico is a Swiss-made bitter based on a 19th-century Italian recipe called “Bitter of Turin.” It is made with natural ingredients and has a similar flavor. In order to obtain the effects of Campari, an appetizer was developed. The red color of the product is achieved using natural ingredients, such as cochineal. As a vegan aperitif, Campari originally contained this insect dye, but this was replaced with artificial colors in 2006 by addition of artificial colorings.

Cocktail strength (from 1 to 10 scale)

The strength of Massey Cocktail Recipe is 4 out of 10.



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Nutrition (calories per serving)

The estimated calories of Massey Cocktail Recipe is 200 calories per serving.

Preparation time (minutes)

The time it takes to create Massey Cocktail Recipe is 3 minutes.

Tools needed

  • mixing glass


  • cocktail glass

Ingredients (ML/OZ)

  • 1 oz gin
  • 3/4 oz sweet vermouth
  • 1 oz Irish whiskey
  • 1/4 oz green chartreuse
  • 1/8 oz campari
  • orange twist (for garnish)

Steps to Make It

  • Pour the Irish whiskey, gin, sweet vermouth, Green Chartreuse, and Campari in a mixing glass.
  • Add ice then stir vigorously for about 30 seconds.
  • Strain the mixture into a chilled cocktail glass.
  • Finish it with an orange twist garnish. Enjoy.

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