St. Patrick’s Day isn’t all about drinking green beer, or at least it shouldn’t be. Ask yourself, are there any good stories that started with “So, I was drinking a green beer”? Of course not. You might not always have a chance to incorporate Irish Whiskey into a drink, but when St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner there is no better time.
After recently receiving a bottle of Glendalough Double Barrel Irish Whiskey, we decided to test a couple new recipes. Here’s our attempt at a couple quick and easy cocktails that still allow you to drink something “green”:
The Sweet Irish Breakfast – Scott was convinced that if he washed whiskey with bacon, he would create the perfect boozy breakfast cocktail. It’s strong (and different) but coffee + bacon + whiskey = my kind of morning. And with Winter Storm Stella keeping us home today, Scott got mixing this morning for a perfect snowy photo op!
- 1.5 oz Bacon-Washed Glendalough Double Barrel Irish Whiskey
- 1 oz Strong Coffee
- .5 oz Simple Syrup (1:1)
- .5 oz Creme de Cacao
- .25 Cointreau
- Add all of the ingredients in a shaker over ice. Shake for about 10 seconds, then strain into a cocktail glass.
Take That Green Beer Away! – The intention with this cocktail is EASE – don’t think too much, don’t mix too much, and still enjoy a celebratory green beverage for St. Patty’s. And when you add the cocktail glass, you feel ever-so-sophisticated ;)
- 1.5 oz Glendalough Double Barrel Irish Whiskey
- .5 oz Midori
- .5 oz simple syrup
- .75 oz lime juice
- This cocktail couldn't be easier to put together! Pour the 4 ingredients into a shaker and fill with ice. Shake and strain into a cocktail glass of your choice. We chose this classic glass, rather than over crushed ice.
Don’t Get Smacked by the Green Hat! – And finally, my favorite. Scott mixed this whiskey libation to please me, combining elements of a Moscow Mule and Cosmo. Add the martini glass and it definitely makes a flirty beverage!
- 2 oz Glendalough Double Barrel Irish Whiskey
- .75 Domaine De Canton
- .75 Lime Juice
- 4 dashes of Fee Brothers Cranberry Bitters
- Garnish with a thick lime wedge on the rim of the glass
- Add all of the ingredients in a cocktail shaker over ice. Shake for 10 seconds then strain into a martini glass.
- This drink packs a little bit of a punch after a sweet and tart beginning.
How will you be celebrating your St. Patrick’s Day? Cheers!!