Bottoms Up — March 12, 2015 at 5:57 pm

Drink Me, I’m Irish

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Forget green beer — it’s all about the cocktails for St. Patrick’s Day! Whether it’s made with some good ol’ Irish whiskey, leprechaun gold, or just a little luck, you’ll find something to enjoy on this list. These cocktails will have your friends erin go braghing about your mixology skills!

the-irish-way

The Irish Way (Courtesy of Eben Klemm, W Downtown)
2 cups hot coffee
1 cup Redbreast Whiskey
1/2 cup simple syrup
1 pint heavy cream
2 ounces white crème de menthe

liam-neeson

Liam Neeson (Courtesy of The Sea Fire Grill)
2 oz Bushmills Irish Whiskey
.5 oz Ardbeg 10yr Scotch
.5 oz Drambuie
3 dashes of bitters
Splash of sweet vermouth

Shake and pour over ice into highball glass. Garnish with lemon twist and mint.

naughty-leprechaun

Naughty Leprechaun (Courtesy of Ty Ku)
1.5 oz. Ty Ku Liqueur
1/4 oz. Ty Ku Soju
Squeeze of lemon

banana-jameson-irish-whiskey-cafe

Banana Jameson Irish Whiskey Café (Courtesy of Bounce Sporting Club)
2 oz Banana Jameson (house infused)
1/4 oz Averna Cream
1 oz Espresso
1/4 oz Wild Turkey 101

Blarney Stone Brewski

Blarney Stone Brewski (Courtesy of Skinnygirl)
1 part Skinnygirl Bare Naked Vodka
1 part chilled light beer
2 parts raspberry lemonade concentrate
Apple slice for garnish

Mix all ingredients over ice and serve. Garnish with apple slice.

Mint Margarita

Mint Margarita (Courtesy of Sauza Tequila)
1 part Sauza Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
2 ½ parts club soda
1 part fresh lime juice
1 bunch of fresh mint
1 part sugar
Salt to rim (optional)
Extra mint leaves (for garnish)
Lime wedge (for garnish)

In a glass, muddle together the mint leaves, sugar and lime juice until they start to melt together. Add tequila. Fill glass with ice and pour cocktail mixture 3/4 of the way to the top of each glass. If you want, rim your glass with salt by rubbing the rim with a lime wedge and dipping in a plate of salt. Fill glass with club soda and garnish with an extra sprig of mint and lime wedge.

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Greenhound (Courtesy of KTCHN)
1.5 oz. Grey goose 1
1/2 oz. Cointreau
Grapefruit juice
Kale Juice

Mix grey goose, cointreau, grapefruit juice and kale juice together in shaker. Shake well and serve over ice in a rocks glass.

feelin-lucky-julep

Feelin’ Lucky Julep (Courtesy of Cornelia Guest)
2 Cups sugar
2 Cups water
Sprigs of fresh mint
Mint syrup
Crushed ice
Bourbon

Make simple syrup by boiling sugar and water together for five minutes. Cool and place in a covered container with six or eight sprigs of fresh mint, then refrigerate overnight. Make one julep at a time by filling a julep cup with crushed ice, adding one-tablespoon mint syrup and two ounces of Bourbon. Pour and garnish with a sprig of fresh mint. Cheers!

agua-verde-margarita

Agua Verde Margarita (Courtesy of Milagro Tequila)
1.5 parts Milagro Silver
.25 parts Avocado
3 Cucumber Slices
1 part Fresh Lime Juice
1 part Agave Nectar
Garnish: 1 Lime Wheel

Combine ingredients and blend with one cup of ice. Pour into a rocks glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.

pot-o-gold

Pot O’ Gold (Courtesy of The Sea Fire Grill)
2 oz Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey
1 oz French Vermouth
1 oz Benedictine

Shake and strain into a martini glass with a lemon twist garnish.

Ginger_Orchid_Cocktail

The Ginger Orchid (Courtesy of Haru)
1.5 oz Absolut Citron Vodka
.5 oz Canton Ginger Liqueur
1 oz Cranberry Juice
.5 oz Sweet/Sour Mix

Make/shake ingredients, pour over ice, strain and serve straight up in a Cosmo glass; garnish with a small flower.

Twisted Talk: Which one of these cocktails looks the best? Will you be whipping up cocktails for St. Patrick’s Day? Discuss below!

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