Everyone likes to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day a little differently (if they celebrate it at all!). We’ve seen all out revelry and bar-hopping, big Irish family potlucks, downing that glass of Guinness, or just simply adding that hint of green to an outfit to avoid getting pinched.
At CLD, we like to keep things on the classy side, so here are two fun St. Patrick’s inspired indulgences to get the evening of the 17th started:
So this is not 100% Irish, but it features and celebrates the best of everything: Whiskey from Ireland, Scotch from Scotland, and Pimm’s from England. Combined with some lime juice, agave and shaken vigorously, this cocktail is surprisingly smooth… but it could still easily leave you with the “Irish Flu” in the morning You have been warned!
1.5 oz Irish Whiskey
0.5 oz Single Malt Scotch
0.5 oz Pimm’s Liqueur
0.75 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
1 oz agave syrup
Orange peel for garnish
Chill a martini glass or coupe in the freezer. Add all liquid ingredients to a shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously, for at least 15 seconds. Pour into chilled glass and garnish with twisted orange peel.
Banana Kicker Milkshake
Think milkshakes are just for kids? Of course not! Especially when whiskey is in the mix!
2.5 oz Irish Whiskey
1 oz milk
2 big scoops vanilla ice cream
1 banana (chopped and frozen if possible)
Green food coloring (totally optionally, but makes it festive!)
Add all liquid ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth, but still thick. Enjoy!
We hope all of our readers have a fun (and safe!) St. Patrick’s Day wherever, and however, you like to celebrate!