Race to ‘Prohibition’ in Charleston to Taste Their Triple Crown Inspired Cocktail
To celebrate American Pharaoh as the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years, mixologist Jim McCourt from Charleston’s Prohibition created the “Affirmed Windsor,” which pays homage to both Irish Whisky and American sweet tea.
”The inspiration for this “triple crown” cocktail was my home growing up in Ireland and my new home here in the United States. The name came from the last winner of the Irish Triple Crown Windsor Slipper (1942) and Affirmed (1978) from the U.S. Triple Crown. The drink is spirit forward and tastes very much like a traditional southern tea. I have incorporated the Irish triple crown represented by the Irish whisky and the American crown represented by the American sweet tea.” - McCourt
To create your own mini victory at home, create McCourt provided the recipe for his innovative concoction to enjoy at home. Cheers!
Name: “Affirmed Windsor”
Mixologist: Jim McCourt
1.5oz oolong tea infused Bushmills original
1 oz Nolly Prat Dry Vermouth
1oz Amaro Meletti
2 dashes Scrappy’s orange bitters
Add first 4 ingredients to a mixing glass, stir with ice for 15 seconds, strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Express lemon oil from peel over cocktail, rim glass with lemon and drop in.