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

Drink Me, I’m Irish


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


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.


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 (Courtesy of Cornelia Guest)
2 Cups sugar
2 Cups water
Sprigs of fresh mint
Mint syrup
Crushed ice

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 (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 (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.


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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