Cocktails 2010: Whiskey Cocktails
Sean Muldoon: Whiskey Artist
Sean Muldoon is famous in Ireland for making his own cordials as well as the syrups for his exceptional drinks (like the Toasted-Raisin Syrup in his Irish whiskey–based Barm Brack). The bar and potations manager at Belfast's Merchant Hotel, he recently finished writing the third volume of The Merchant Hotel Bar Book, a charming combination of his own inspired creations alongside dozens of classic recipes. Given his druthers, Muldoon always chooses whiskey: "It's the only spirit I drink on its own, and I would opt for a whiskey cocktail over all others."