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

Cruzan® Strapped Stout
Ingredients:
1 ½ parts Cruzan® Black Strap Rum

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)

Luck of Laphroaig® Created by Tyson Buhler (New York, NY)

Luck of Laphroaig® Created by Tyson Buhler (New York, NY)

Ingredients
1 1/2 parts Laphroaig® Select
1/4 part Sarsaparilla Syrup
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
Orange twist
 

Method: 

Combine ingredients in a rocks glass with ice. Garnish with orange twist.


Basil Hayden’s® Lucky Ginger
Created by Zachary Brian Taylor (San Francisco, CA)

Basil Hayden’s® Lucky Ginger Created by Zachary Brian Taylor (San Francisco, CA)

Basil Hayden’s® Lucky Ginger  Created by Zachary Brian Taylor (San Francisco, CA)

Ingredients:
1 1/2 parts Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon
3/4 parts Lemon Juice
1/2 part Brown Sugar Syrup*
1 spring of Rosemary
Ginger Beer
Method:

Combine Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon, lemon juice and brown sugar syrup into a cocktail shaker.
Remove rosemary needles from the bottom 3/4 of the spring and add to the shaker. Save the top of the spring for use as a garnish.
Add ice to shaker and shake.
Double strain into a Collins glass filled with ice.
Top with ginger beer.
Garnish with the remaining rosemary spring.


*Brown Sugar Syrup
1 part Water
1 part Brown Sugar

Method:

Combine water and brown sugar in a saucepan and warm.
Stir until sugar is fully dissolved into the water.
Pour into an empty container and set aside.
 

Knob Creek Mint Ginger Old Fashioned
Created by Celebrity Chef Michael Symon

Knob Creek Mint Ginger Old Fashioned Created by Celebrity Chef Michael Symon

Knob Creek Mint Ginger Old Fashioned Created by Celebrity Chef Michael Symon

Ingredients:
1 ½ Parts Knob Creek® Rye Whiskey
Ginger Beer
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.

 

Midori® and Ale

Midori and AleIngredients:
1 part Midori® Melon Liqueur
1 bottle Light Beer
 
Method: Combine Midori and light beer in a tall glass. Stir and enjoy!

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