St. Patrick’s Day is more than green beer and leprechaun’s. Why not give these St. Patrick’s Day cocktails a try? Éirinn go Brách!
Amarula Mint Splash
1 shot fresh cream
½ shot Amarula Cream
½ shot Peppermint liqueur
Place all ingredients into shaker with ice, shake and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with crushed peppermint crisp chocolate and add fresh mint.
St. Patrick’s Surprise by Junior Merino
1 oz. G’Vine Floraison gin
½ oz. blue curacao liqueur
¼ oz. white creme de cacao liqueur
1½ oz. freshly squeezed orange juice
Foam: 1 egg white and a quarter oz. white creme de cacao – makes enough foam for 4 St. Patrick’s Surprises.
Black Opal by Jacques Bezuidenhout
1 1/2 oz Partida Reposado
1 1/2 oz Guinness Draft
1/2 oz Tawny Port
1/4 oz Agave Nectar (Cut with water. So the Agave Nectar is cut with equal parts water as we do with the Marg)
Dash of Angostura Bitters
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled wine glass or small pint glass without ice. Garnish with some grated or ground cinnamon powder.
Guinness Note: Take a pint of Guinness before hand and use a bar spoon to stir it up for about 30 seconds to remove some of the Co2.
L’avant Scène, created by: Johan LeJeune, Fouquet’s Paris
2 oz. Calvados Lecompte 5 years old
½ fresh kiwi
1/3 oz. of kiwi syrup*
3 drops of grapefruit bitters
2 drops of aromatic poppy
In a cocktail shaker muddle fresh kiwi, add ice and remaining ingredients to shaker. Shake vigorously, double strain into a Martini glass and garnish with kiwi slice.
*kiwi syrup: In a pot combine equal parts water and sugar, cube 2 fresh kiwi and add to mix. Bring mixture to a boil and reduce to simmer until sugar is dissolved. Double strain syrup in to an airtight bottle and refrigerate.
Boulard Lime Julep
1 1/4 oz. Calvados Boulard V.S.O.P.
10 mint leaves
½ lime (cut into 4)
1 teaspoon of brown sugar
In cocktail glass muddle mint, lime and sugar. Add Calvados, ice, top with ginger ale and garnish with fresh mint sprig and lime wedge.
Dropkick Murphy Coffee: Inspired from the popular Celtic punk band, this feisty coffee has the buzz and kick many enjoy in kicking off an extended night of celebration.
1 ½ oz. Burnside Bourbon
½ oz. Below Deck Coffee Rum
2 tsp. vanilla simple syrup
In a coffee glass add Burnside Bourbon, Coffee Rum, and vanilla simple syrup. Fill glass with coffee leaving about 1/4 room. Top with whip cream and then a few dashes of ground cinnamon. You can garnish with lucky clovers!
Blarney Stone Kiss: A popular attraction in Ireland, the Blarney Stone gives those who kiss it – which requires an acrobatic, back-bending approach – the gift of the gab. The following shooter gives you the same …
1 oz. Burnside Bourbon
½ oz. Cherry Bomb
2 tsp. lime juice
Add all ingredients to a shaker, chill hard, and serve in a shot glass. Garnish with lime wedge. Since most people won’t be able to kiss the Blarney Stone on St. Patrick’s day, make sure to take this shot and then “kiss” (bite) the lime wedge after.
Adult Shamrock Shake: Many of us have fond memories as a child enjoying the McDonald’s Shamrock shake on St. Patty’s Day. Consider an adult version.
1.5 oz. Portland Potato Vodka
1 oz. Peppermint Bark Liqueur
.5 oz. Irish Cream
½ scoop vanilla ice cream
1 scoop mint chocolate chip ice cream
Add all ingredients in a blender a cup of ice. Blend for 10 seconds and serve immediately.
Irish Mule: There’s a Moscow mule, made with vodka, and a Mexican mule, made with Tequila – now, here’s an Irish take …
1 ¼ oz. Burnside Bouron
2 tsp. mint simple syrup
In a tumbler over ice add Burnside Bourbon, mint simple syrup, a splash of lime juice, then fill with ginger beer. Stir together and garnish with mint leaves.
Emerald Elixir: Who says you need a thick and heavy Guinness to raise a glass to St. Patrick? Why not something light, green and refreshing to attract the luck of the Irish?
1 ¼ oz. Portland Potato Vodka
½ oz. Midori
In a tumbler over ice add Portland Potato Vodka and Midori. Fill to the top with half lemonade and half soda water.