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Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, we’re serving up a one-two punch of Irish whiskey — the nectar of the dogs. With carefully crafted jello shots, a heavy handed pour, and a kick of Serrano pepper, the Double-Headed Nunn will knock you down and look damn good doing it.

Charlie Nunn

We’re raising this glass to Charlie Nunn, a painter who does “work hard, play hard” so well, they’ve called him Gnarly Charlie since the fifth grade.

The Double-Headed Nunn

Serves 4

For the Drink

  • 8 oz. Irish whiskey
  • 2 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 8-9 dashes orange bitters
  • 1-2 teaspoons finely grated, seeded Serrano pepper, to taste
  • 12 oz. ginger beer, preferably Fever Tree
  • Lime wedges and mint sprigs, for garnish

For the jello shots

  • 4 oz. water
  • 2 oz. whiskey
  • 1 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 3-4 dashes orange bitters
  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp finely grated ginger
  • 1 packet gelatin
  • Green food coloring

Build A Base

Revive the lost art of hand crafted jello shots

  1. In a small saucepan, mix the water, lime juice, and sugar.
  2. Sprinkle the gelatin on top of the mixture and let sit for five minutes to bloom. When the it looks wrinkled and pug-like, it’s ready.
  3. Heat the mixture on low heat, stirring constantly, until the sugar and gelatin dissolve. Remove from heat as soon as the grains are gone — do not let the mixture boil!
  4. Stir in the whiskey, bitters, ginger, and a drop of green food coloring.
  5. Distribute evenly between 4 rocks glasses. Refrigerate for 3 hours or until set.

Mix And Apply

The Hard Ass: A Colossal take on the Kentucky Mule

  1. Pour the whiskey, lime juice, bitters and grated Serrano pepper into a pitcher or shaker.
  2. Add ice and stir vigorously until all the ingredients are combined.
  3. Split the mixture between the four rocks glasses and top with ginger beer.
  4. Garnish with a lime and mint sprig. Add a paint brush for the full effect.
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