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Pour yourself a Bua!

Whether it’s impressing friends with your latest flash cocktail, making that crucial selection at the bar or enjoying a well deserved solo tipple at home, there are plenty of ways to enjoy Bua Irish Whiskey. If you’re looking for some inspiration, below are just some of the many ways to drink Bua that we know you’ll be chuffed with.

Any other ideas? Go on and share with us!

As the barrels intended!

Bua neat

What better way to enjoy a Bua Irish Whiskey, than neat? Exactly as our five unique barrels intended it. Pick your favourite glass and pour yourself a treat. If you like it cold, try adding one large rock of ice to drop the temperature a little.

The Tipperary

Our delicious take on a classic Irish whiskey cocktail, sure to have you craving another one, and another one, and another..


  • 45ml / 1.5oz Bua Irish Whiskey
  • 15ml / .5oz Green Chartreuse ©
  • 15ml / .5oz Sweet Vermouth
  • 2 Dashes bitters

Preparation: Stir over ice and strain into a lowball glass with one large rock of ice. Garnish with an expressed orange peel.

Bua…Soo hot right now

Warm and comforting, this little number just works. A journey to leave you with a warm fuzzy feeling.


  • 45ml / 1.5oz Bua Irish Whiskey
  • 15ml / .5 oz Amaro Averna
  • 1 tsp cinnamon syrup
  • Top with hot apple cider and garnish with apple slice

Preparation: Pour all ingredients into a mug, stir, top with hot apple cider and garnish with apple slice.
Cinnamon syrup: In a medium saucepan, combine equal parts (by weight) of sugar and water with 5 cinnamon sticks. Cook on a low heat for 30 minutes, making sure not to let the syrup reduce by lowering the heat and then let cool and store in the fridge.

The Hare, the Tortoise and the Mule.

Bua’s signature mule style cocktail combines simple classic ingredients with something a little unexpected in a your average mule cocktail.


  • 45ml / 1.5oz Bua Irish Whiskey
  • 5ml / .25oz Islay Scotch
  • 20ml / .75oz lime juice
  • 15ml / .5oz honey syrup
  • Top with your favourite ginger beer and garnish with a lime wedge.


Preparation: Combine all ingredients, besides ginger beer and shake over ice. Strain into a Collins glass, top with the ginger beer and fancy up with a garnish.
Honey syrup: In a heat-safe vessel, combine 3 parts wildflower honey with 1 part hot water (by weight). Stir until combined, let cool and store in the fridge.

Bua’s Irish tea

Hard beat a cup of tea they say. Why not Bua it up a little..?


  • 45ml / 1.5oz Bua Irish Whiskey
  • 20ml / .75 oz lemon juice
  • 20ml / .75 oz black tea syrup
  • 5-6 mint leaves
  • Garnish with a mint bouquet


Preparation: Combine all ingredients, including mint leaves, in a shaker tin, add ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a large rocks glass with ice and garnish with a mint bouquet.
Black tea syrup: In a heat safe container, combine 4-5 tea bags with hot water and let the bags steep for 15 minutes. Remove bags, add equal parts sugar and stir until combined.

Tropical Whiskey Sour

We’re not known to be very tropical in Ireland. In fact we’re a nation of champion sunburners. But we can get tropical with this little Bua number.


  • 60ml / 2.0 oz Bua Irish Whiskey
  • 30ml / 1.0 oz pineapple juice
  • 20ml / .75 oz lime juice
  • 20ml / .75 oz simple syrup
  • 10ml / .25 oz Campari
  • 2 dash Angostura Bitters
  • Garnish with a pineapple/lime wedge or mint sprig.

Preparation: Combine all ingredients in a shaker tin, add ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a tall glass and garnish with a pineapple/lime wedge or mint sprig.

Bua’s Old Fashioned

The Old Fashioned style cocktail is an essential expression to try with any good whiskey. This recipe pulls at some of the rounder flavours in Bua coming from the use of bourbon barrels in our maturation.


  • 75ml / 2.5oz Bua Irish Whiskey
  • 5ml / .25oz agave syrup / 1
  • 1tsp crème de cacao
  • Garnish with an expressed orange peel


Preparation: Add ingredients into an Old Fashioned glass. Add 2-3 ice cubes and stir for 20-30 seconds. Add a few more ice cubes. Express orange peel over glass and set atop cubes.
Agave syrup: in a heat safe vessel, combine 2 parts blue agave sweetener with 1 part hot water. Stir until combined, let cool, and store in the refrigerator. Should keep for 3-4 weeks. Alternatively, use a 2:1 simple syrup.