Cocktails of an Irish Inspiration

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 1-3 in 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!

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