St. Patrick’s Day is nearly upon us in 2010, with some holiday celebrations beginning as early as this weekend (I’m hoping to check out Hartford’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade on Saturday — well, if the weather holds up). And while I’m a fan of St. Patty’s for the food (slow-roasted Corned Beef, anyone?) as much as the drinks, let’s talk about the drinks.
Lucky for you, here are a few recipes from Hiram Walker to bring out the bit of Irish in us all.
- Irish Apple – It tastes super sweet, just like finding that pot o’ gold at the end of the rainbow: 1 part Jameson® Irish Whiskey, 1½ parts Hiram Walker® Sour Apple Schnapps, 5 parts Ginger Ale. Serve over ice in tall glass, and garnish with a lemon wedge.
- Jameson Whirlaway – A tart treat: 2 parts Jameson® Irish Whiskey, 1 part Hiram Walker® White Peach Schnapps, dash of Bitters, splash of Club Soda. Mix all ingredients except Club Soda in a shaker with cracked ice. Pour into a tumbler and top with Club Soda.
- Green Gobbler – This one turns green… no luck needed: ¾ part Hiram Walker® Pumpkin Spice, ¾ part ABSOLUT® Raspberri, ¾ part fresh sour mix (1 part each lemon & lime juices, 2 parts simple syrup), 1/8 part Hiram Walker® Blue Curacao. Combine ingredients 1-3in shaker with ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into rocks glass and serve. A splash of Blue Curacao at the end sinks and turns green when you add it to the drink.
Have a fun holiday!