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Since opening Barkeep Supply in 2018, Julia McLish has provided liquor lovers the tools, ingredients, drinkware and accessories to create cocktails they could find in Oklahoma City’s most stylish lounges, right in their own homes. With a seasonally rotating libations menu, Barkeep Supply is the perfect place to relax with a drink, made with one of the many unique and sometimes hard-to-find ingredients they offer in the shop. 

Barkeep offers cocktail classes in small groups for those looking to polish their skills and impress guests at their next party. Follow them on Facebook (@barkeepokc) to see when they’ll offer in their next “Cocktail Box” – which comes with everything you’ll need (except the spirits themselves due to the law) to create select spirits at home. 

Visit the shop for the perfect glassware and accessories – they are open Tuesday through Saturday from 12 to 8 p.m.

With St. Patrick’s Day on the way, McLish offers up a deliciously simple and refreshing drink recipe, Irish Gold, to make at home.

Irish Gold

1.5 oz. Irish whiskey 

.5 oz. Cointreau

.75 oz. rich honey syrup

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.75 oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice

Shake until chilled and combined, then strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a mint sprig. 

For the rich honey syrup, follow the 2:1 ratio of honey to water. Heat and stir to combine. Store in a covered container and refrigerate for up to two weeks.