Thirsty Thursday: Luck of the Irish Whiskey Cocktail
This weekend is St. Patrick’s Day, so pour yourself a pint, adorn yourself in green and get lucky! Ahem, I mean … celebrate the “spirit” of the Emerald Isle! Put down your green beer and awaken your inner pub keeper by mixing up a cocktail worthy of a leprechaun’s approval.
Our nod to St. Patrick is a Celtic-inspired libation made with Irish whiskey, some smooth Irish cream and a touch of crème de menthe. Top with mint chocolate candy shavings for a sweet finish. With the luck of the Irish, you’ll have yourself a rich, luscious sipping cocktail this St. Paddy’s Day.
You can also partake in the festivities by polishing up on your Irish brogue and mixing a few beer-based cocktails.
- 2 ounces Irish whiskey
- 1 ounce Irish whiskey and cream based liqueur (recommended: Bailey's Irish Cream)
- 1/2 ounce creme de menthe
- Ice, as needed
- 1 mint-flavored chocolate candy, shaved (recommended: Andes candy)
Shake whiskey, Irish whiskey-cream liqueur, and creme de menthe over ice; strain and pour into an up glass. Shave mint candy over top.
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