1 running shot of poitín*
1 tsp sugar (or brown sugar, which will give the cocktail a cloudy color)
3/4 cup hot water
1 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/4 slice of lemon
Mix poitín, sugar, cloves, water and lemon juice in a tumbler or mug (feel free to adjust to suit your taste).
Rub lemon around the rim of glass.
Add lemon to glass, stir and serve warm. Also delicious served over ice.
* Poitín is available at Shannon and Dublin Duty Free, several merchants throughout Ireland, as well as for import. For additional information on potcheen visit: