Thirsty Thursday: Luck of the Irish Whiskey Cocktail

By: Kelsey Vala
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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.

Bottoms up, lads!
Recipe courtesy Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark

Ingredients:
  • 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)

Directions:

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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