Thursday, March 17, 2011

Booze Clues: What to drink on Saint Patrick’s Day

 

Irish Eyes Are Smiling

Green beer will flow freely today and so will the whisky, but if neither is your drink of choice, Here are a few other options to wet your whistle whether you’re a lightweight or a boozehound.

Exclusiv St. Pat’s-tini

Exclusiv Saint Patstini ShoesNBooze2 oz Exclusiv Vodka                       1/2 oz Creme de Cocoa
1 oz Bailey’s Irish Cream                  1/2 oz green Creme de Menthe

Shake first three ingredients pour into a chilled martini glass and then sink Green Creme de Menthe.

Garnish with a mint leaf and chocolate shavings.

Created by Exclusiv’s in-house mixologist, Daniel Seelbinder.

 

Herradura Paddy’s Cocktail

Herradura Paddys Cocktail

2 oz Herradura Silver                        1/2 oz Lemon juice                           1/2 oz Simple syrup                           2 inches of cucumber diced finely                                                A large pinch of cilantro

 

Make sure you have chilled Coupe or Martini glasses ready. Dice the cucumber and add to a boston shaker, then crush with a muddler. Add a large pinch of cilantro. Add the Herradura Silver, lemon juice and simple syrup. Fill with ice and shake hard. Strain into the chilled coupe/ martini glass. Garnish with a disc of cucumber and a cilantro leaf.

Xante Different Shade of Green

Xante_A Different Shade of Green ShoesNBooze

1 ½ oz of Xante                                   1 oz gin                                              ¾ oz freshly squeezed lemon juice                                                     ½ oz simple syrup                      Approx. 2 chunks of cucumber            Fill with ginger ale

Muddle cucumber, add all ingredients and shake with ice.  Strain into a highball glass and top with ginger ale. Garnish: long strips of cucumber.

 

Spicy Irishman

Spicy Irishman ShoesNBooze

1 oz Russian Standard Vodka                                1.5 oz Lucid Absinthe                                             ¼ oz Siracha Hot Sauce                                  Topped with Killian’s Irish Red Beer

 

 

 

 

 

AGWA Bolivian Kiss

Agwa Bolivian Kiss

1 Shot of Agwa de Bolivia Coca Leaf Liqueur                                                1 lime wedge

Bite the lime, then drink the shot. You’ll feel a quick buzz.

 

 

 

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!!

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