Drink O’ The Irish

the-ugly-leprechaunTop o’ the mornin’ to ya & Happy St. Patrick’s Day, readers. With a last name like Harrigan, you can bet I like to enjoy a few St. Patty’s Day cocktails with my corned beef & cabbage on March 17th.

 

Ok, so I’m not really Irish—the name’s Armenian actually, and was changed from Harrigian to Harrigan when my family arrived in America. But I feel, since I was taunted and tortured with the following song for the majority of my childhood, I should get to reap the benefits of an Irish-sounding last name:

 

 

After all, everybody’s got a little Irish in them on St. Patty’s Day. Get in touch with your Celtic roots with a few tasty (and green, of course) cocktails this eve. Cheers!   

 

The Ugly Leprechaun

 

1 ½ oz. Vodka

½ oz. Jameson Irish Whiskey

½ oz. Hiram Walker Melon Liqueur

¼ oz. Fresh Lime Juice

½ oz. Simple Syrup

2 oz. Kiwi Puree

Lime wheel for garnish

 

Chill a large cocktail glass. Shake ingredients with ice in a shaker. Strain into chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a lime wheel.

 

Grasshopper

 

¾ oz. Cream

¾ oz. Hiram Walker Crème de Cacao, white

¾ oz. Hiram Walker Crème de Menthe, green

 

Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with chocolate cookie crumbs.

 

Irish Cooler

 

1 ½ oz. Absinthe

½ oz. Peppermint Schnapps

½ oz. Cream

 

Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Stir. Serve over ice in a rocks glass.

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