Fine Wine & Good Spirits: St. Patrick's Day Cocktails

Megan Painter of Fine Wine & Good Spirits shares some cocktails perfect for celebrating the luck of the Irish!

Irish Coffee

 

·           1 ½ oz Irish whiskey

·           6 oz hot, strong coffee

·           Whipped cream

·           Optional: ¾ oz Irish cream, or a teaspoon of brown sugar

 

Pour the whiskey into a heat-safe Irish coffee mug. Add coffee, brown sugar or Irish cream, if desired, and top with whipped cream. Possible garnish: coffee beans, coffee grinds, brown sugar sprinkles or green crème de menthe drizzles.

 

Gingermelon Martini

 

·           2 oz vodka

·           ½ oz Midori

·           ½ oz Domaine De Canton Ginger Liqueur

·           ½ oz lemon juice

·           Dash Angostura bitters

 

Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Pour in all the ingredients and shake until chilled. Strain the mixture into a chilled cocktail glass, and garnish with a lemon twist.

 

 

Grasshopper

 

·           ¾ oz green crème de menthe

·           ¾ oz white crème de cacao

·           ¾ oz light cream

·           Mint sprig

 

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and pour in all ingredients. Shake until chilled, and strain the mixture into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a sprig of mint.

 

Shamrock Juice

 

·           ½ oz gin

·           ½ oz tequila

·           ½ oz light rum

·           ½ oz vodka

·           1 oz blue Curaçao

·           4 oz fresh squeezed orange juice

·           Orange wheel

·           Maraschino cherry

 

Fill a hurricane glass with ice. Combine first five ingredients and top off with the orange juice. Garnish with an orange wheel and cherries.


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