Monday, March 18, 2013

Happy St. Patrick's Day! - Drink recipes

St. Patrick's Day

This is how to make green beer. A handy tip!

Green Beer 
One 12oz. Beer - Any beer will do although lighter colored beers will display the green better. 
Add one to two drops of green food coloring.

Since I do not drink beer, dear readers, I found these great looking drinks for you here
They sure do look great!

From left to right

Shamrock Sour
 2 Parts Basil Hayden’s Bourbon 
½ Part Green Chartreuse 
½ Part Lemon Juice 
½ Part Grapefruit Juice
 ½ Part Agave Simple Syrup* (To make, combine equal parts of water with Agave Syrup) 
¼ Part Egg White
1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing tin and shake without ice to blend.
2. Add ice and shake.
3. Strain over fresh ice in a double rocks glass and garnish with a mint sprig and a lemon wheel.

CruzanPot of Gold
1 1/2 parts Cruzan 9 Spiced Rum 
3/4 part DeKuyper Orange Curacao 
3/4 part Fresh Orange Juice
 2 parts Fresh Lemon Sour
1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing tin and shake with ice.
2. Strain into a cinnamon and sugar-rimmed cocktail glass.
3. Garnish with a flamed orange peel.

EFFEN Cucumber Irish Minty Kiss 
1 ½ parts EFFEN Cucumber Vodka
 1 part Lemon Juice 
1 part Simple Syrup
 10 Mint Leaves
1. Blend all ingredients with ice.
2. Serve in a rocks glass. 

3. Garnish with a mint sprig.

Basil Hayden’s Irish Julep 
2 parts Basil Hayden’s Bourbon 
½ part DeKuyper Green Crème de Menthe 
1 part Half and Half
1. Shake all ingredients well with ice.
2. Strain over crushed ice into a highball glass.
3. Garnish with a mint sprig.

Kilbeggan Dubliner
3 parts Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey 
2 parts Sweet Vermouth 
1½ parts Cherry Syrup 
1½ parts Cranberry Juice 
Dash Simple Syrup (optional)
1. Combine all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake for 60 seconds.
2. Strain neat into a martini glass.
3. Garnish with a black cherry.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!



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  1. Happy Belated St. Patrick's Day.
    Hope your week is special

    Helen x

  2. Replies
    1. thanks for stopping by + the comment, Marie love peggy