After a fun filled celebration giving your family your St Paddy Day best, treat yourself to a delectable Irish libation. There are dozens of wild Irish concoctions to choose from to get your bag pipes humming. Here are a few of our Gaelic favorites as gratifying as a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow.
Go green to kick up your inner Irish. Simply hold the vermouth and add some crème de menthe to your standard martini on St. Patrick’s Day and you’ll be singing Oh, Danny boy in no time!
And on St Patrick’s Day everybody is! So celebrate this day of Irish blessings with a cocktail that is as beautiful as it is delicious. Everybody’s Irish contains the illusive Chartreuse, an herbal liqueur. Chartreuse is one of the oldest and most mysterious spirits still available. This “Elixir of Long Life” was said to be created in 1605 by Peres Chartreux. Drink is straight or mix with Irish whiskey and crème de mint for a special Irish treat. This will send you off to sweet green dreams of Ireland’s rolling hillsides.
2 oz Irish whiskey
1 Tbsp green crème de menthe
1 Tbsp Green Chartreuse
Pour ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
No self respecting Lassie would end St Patty Day without an Irish coffee to complete the occasion. This recipe is the perfect blend of sweet, rich and robust. After all the little leprechauns are asleep snuggle by the fire with an authentic Irish coffee and you will almost hear the pipes a calling to carry you away to the most beautiful and enchanted land of all.
YOU WILL NEED:
1 ½ ounces Irish whiskey
1 ½ ounces Irish Cream Liqueur (optional)
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 cup very hot coffee
Add whiskey, liqueur, sugar to coffee and top with whipped cream
May you have a world of wishes at your command
God and his angels close to hand
Friends and family, their love they impart
and Irish blessings always in your heart