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Whiskey in the Jar

With Saint Patrick's Day right around the corner, we wanted to pay our respects to Ireland by taking inspiration from the beloved tradition of Irish storytelling in one of its most popular forms. This year, the cocktails at Dancing Bears Restaurant are inspired by Irish traditional song and music. So make yourself a tasty beverage, sit back and enjoy a few of our favorite songs by some of our favorite artists.


How far back this song dates is unknown though some believe it likely originated in the 17th Century. What it undisputed is that it has become one of the most widely performed and adapted Irish traditional songs today; since it was first recorded by Séamus Ennis in 1951 it has been performed by Burl Ives, Peter, Paul and Mary, The Grateful Dead, Thin Lizzy, The Pogues and Metallica, to name just a few. We've included a version by the incomparable Luke Kelly and The Dubliners to get you in the spirit!

Our Whiskey in the Jar cocktail features, of course, Jameson Irish Whiskey, and makes a pretty penny in its copper mule mug; just the kind of mug we think a highwayman would have taken with him on the road! With its refreshing lime juice and the golden ginger beer of Jed's Mule Kicker, we think this cocktail is quite easy to take delight in. The recipe is below the video so have a listen on your way down!

Luke Kelly and The Dubliners - Whiskey in the Jar


1 1/2 ounce Jameson Irish Whiskey
Jed's Mule Kicker (or hard Ginger Beer)
Garnish: Lime Wedge


  1. Fill copper mule mug with ice to the top.
  2. Add Jameson Irish Whiskey and the fresh squeezed juice of one lime.
  3. Fill the rest of the copper mug with Jed's Mule Kicker or hard ginger beer of your choice.
  4. Garnish with fresh lime wedge.

Created by Jamielynn Brydalski
Jamielynn Brydalski, Chief Cocktail Connoisseur

Hello Everyone,

You all know how much I love creating cocktails and hanging out with you at my bar! But did you also know that I have a huge passion for food and cooking? From my famous apple mash to alcoholic and non-alcoholic creations alike at Dancing Bears Restaurant and The Deck, I am always turning to Adirondack producers for inspiration for my seasonal creations. I hope you have as much fun with my amazing farm to bar and farm to table recipes as I had creating them.

Cheers and Bon Appetit,

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