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Ultimate fighter Conor McGregor Comes Correct with these St. Patrick’s Day Cocktails

Irish mixed martial artist and boxer Conor Anthony McGregor may be a fighter, but he’s also a lover of luxury. He’s got not one but three Rolls Royce’s in his garage (along with some Lamborghinis and McLarens). His watch collection is comprised of Rolexes and Patek Phillipes. McGregor knows how to live life right.

McGregor is also a fan of fine spirits. Which is why he launched the Proper No. 12 — a triple-distilled, aged three years, and bottled in Ireland whiskey. When the brand was introduced in 2018, the fighter said that the liquor was meant to pay tribute to his heritage. “Dublin 12” is the postal code for the Crumlin area of Dublin where the fighter grew up. The bottle copy assures it’s a “proper Irish whiskey that’s true to Ireland … a proper salute to all.”

So this St. Patrick’s Day it seems right to leave the green beer behind and instead celebrate with a proper Irish Whiskey. Here are the Notorious MMA’s favourite mixed martial drinks.

Proper Irish Coffee

  • 2 oz Proper No. Twelve Whiskey
  • 4 oz hot coffee
  • .75 oz simple syrup
  • 2-3 oz heavy cream


  1. In a shaker or jar, shake or whip heavy cream until slightly thickened (not completely stiff)
  2. In a mug, add Proper No. Twelve Whiskey, hot coffee, and simple syrup
  3. Stir
  4. Carefully layer on top the thickened heavy cream until it covers the drink
  5. Optional grating of nutmeg on top


Dublin 12 Old Fashioned

  • 2 oz Proper No. Twelve Whiskey
  • 1 Bar Spoon Simple Syrup
  • 2 Dashes Angostura Bitters
  • Lemon Wedge
  • Cherry


  1. In a lowball glass, add Proper No. Twelve Whiskey, simple syrup and bitters
  2. Add ice to the glass and stir together
  3. Garnish with lemon wedge & cherry


Proper Manhattan

  • 2 oz Proper No. Twelve Whiskey
  • 1 oz sweet vermouth
  • 3 dashes angostura bitters
  • 1 brandied cherry


  1. Combine Proper No. Twelve Whiskey, sweet vermouth, and bitters into a mixing vessel
  2. Add ice and stir
  3. Strain into a coupe/martini glass
  4. Garnish with a cherry

The Notorious

  • 2 oz Proper Twelve Whiskey
  • Ice


  1. Fill glass with ice.
  2. Top with Proper No. Twelve Whiskey
  3. Serve

The Octagon

Take a shot of Proper Twelve Whiskey with seven of your best mates!


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