Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Tie One On Tuesday

Yahoo! It's almost St. Patrick's Day and I'm ready to get my green on. Now, I'm not a fan of going out on St. Patrick's Day. Too many amateurs out there not really enjoying the process or the taste of the cocktail. Their only purpose is to get drunk and be obnoxious. Now, I'm all for being obnoxious, just not as a drunken mess. A cocktail should be savored.

Irish eyes are smiling all the way back to the Emerald Isle. This is a very simple green drink with an interesting twist.

Emerald Isle
1 oz. gin
1 tsp green creme de menthe
2 dashes orange bitters
Fill shaker with ice and pour in ingredients
Shake well and pour into a martini glass.

I've have not seen this drink before but it sounds really interesting and looks pretty cool. Don't pour too fast or the alcohol won't "set up"

Irish Flag Shot
3/4 oz green creme de menthe
3/4 oz Irish cream
3/4 oz Brandy
You want to pour each shot over a spoon so it will retain separation and pour slowly. The green creme de menthe is the bottom layer and then work you way up. Now shoot it! 

This last cocktail sounds SO yummy, and why shouldn't it. It taste just like candy. It would be a wonderful after dinner drink to wash down that stinky corned beef and cabbage. On a side note, I would like to think that this is what The Dude's girlfriend would drink. Something a little sweeter than a Caucasian.

Irish Candy
3 oz. Baileys Irish Cream
1-1/4 oz. Chocolate Raspberry Liqueur
1 oz. White Creme de Cacao.
 Mix together over ice and serve.

Well my little leprechauns-there ya go, a few cocktails to sip while you're pinching everyone's booty.

Here's to health, peace and prosperity. May the flower of love never be nipped by the frost of disappointment, nor shadow of grief fall among your family and friends.

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