Deepesh Mode

Wallingford Dram | Kittery, ME

At The Wallingford Dram, banana-infused Jameson shines in the Deepesh Mode, a house cocktail that also includes Redbreast 12-year whiskey (another Irish whiskey, produced in copper pot stills and aged in oloroso sherry casks), bitters and Fernet Michaud (a local amaro aged in Maine blueberry wine barrels).


Serving: 1

  • 1 ounce Banana Jameson (see Editor's Note)
  • 1 ounce Irish whiskey, preferably Redbreast 12 Year
  • 1/2 ounce fernet, preferably Fernet Michaud
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters

  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass over ice and stir until chilled.
  2. Strain into a rocks glass over a large ice cube.
Editor's Note

Banana Jameson:
Excerpted from Marc Forgione
1 750mL bottle of Jameson
3 ripe bananas, peeled and sliced

Place the bananas and Jameson in a sealed, sterilized container and let stand at room temperature for 3 to 4 days.  Stain the mixture through a fine mesh strainer into a bowl and discard the banana slices.  The infusion should be slightly viscous and cloudy – this is what gives the infused whiskey its body, structure and taste.  Pour the infused whiskey back into the container or the original bottle.  It will keep indefinitely.