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Irish Cream

Irish Cream

Jared Sadoian
Thanks to mass production, most Irish cream liqueurs are now made with fatfilled milk powder instead of the real deal. But Coole Swan Superior Irish Cream liqueur—our preferred brand at both the Kirkland Tap & Trotter and at Craigie on Main—combines fresh Irish cream with Midleton Irish whiskey and Belgian chocolate.


  • 1 ounce Coole Swan Superior Irish Cream liqueur
  • 1 ounce Heering Cherry liqueur
  • 1 ounce Buffalo Trace bourbon
  • 1 fistful of fresh mint


  • Combine all ingredients in a shaker. Muddle gently to release mint oils.
  • Add ice. Shake until well chilled and well diluted.
  • Strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with mint leaf.

Jared Sadoian

Jared Sadoian is the lead bartender at Tony Maws’ restaurant The Kirkland Tap & Trotter in Somerville, Mass. You can also find him behind the bar at Kirkland’s sister restaurant, Craigie On Main, or leading cocktail and spirits seminars at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Photographer Kristin Teig

Kristin Teig is a food, travel and lifestyle photographer based in Boston. Having grown up in San Diego, some of her earliest food memories consist of rolled tacos in aluminum foil-covered trays and bags of spicy carrots. While studying painting in Italy during college, she shared a family meal that sparked an obsession with documenting meals and the stories behind them. See more of her work at http://www.kristinteig.com/