Instead of sipping the traditional stout or Irish Car Bomb on March 17, why not mix up a festive libation that’s unique and unexpected? This year, raise a glass, shake your shamrock and toast “Erin go Bragh” with celebrity-inspired cocktails with spirits such as Cruzan Rum, Laphroaig Scotch Whisky, Midori Melon Liqueur, Basil Hayden’s and Knob Creek.
Cruzan® Strapped Stout
1 bottle of Chocolate or coffee stout beer
Method: Combine ingredients in a pint glass. Stir gently.
Luck of Laphroaig®
Created by Tyson Buhler (New York, NY)
Basil Hayden’s® Lucky Ginger
Created by Zachary Brian Taylor (San Francisco, CA)
3/4 parts Lemon Juice
1/2 part Brown Sugar Syrup*
1 spring of Rosemary
*Brown Sugar Syrup
1 part Water
1 part Brown Sugar
Knob Creek Mint Ginger Old Fashioned
Created by Celebrity Chef Michael Symon
1 ½ Parts Knob Creek® Rye Whiskey
½ Part Lemon Juice
¼ Part Green Chartreuse
6-8 Mint Leaves
Method: Combine all ingredients (except ginger beer) in a bar tin with ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled Collins glass, top off with ginger beer and garnish with a single mint leaf.