St. Patricks Day is upon us! The day actually started as a religious festival in the early 17th century as a way to honor Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. While it’s still a religious (and National) holiday in Ireland, it’s definitely more of a drinking event here in the United States. If you’re making preparations for your own celebrations this weekend, here are a few cocktails that are worth mixing up.
Courtesy of Foodness Gracious & Walkers Shortbread
2 measures whisky
1 measure Cointreau
2 tbsp orange juice
Directions: Add all of the ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake till blended.?Pour into a short glass and garnish with an orange slice.
1 ½ parts Hornitos® Black Barrel® Tequila
1 ½ parts coffee liqueur
¼ part vanilla syrup
1 part heavy cream
Directions: Combine equal parts vanilla extract, water and sugar and bring to a boil to create vanilla syrup. Combine all ingredients in a shaker and shake vigorously. Strain into a glass and serve.
A nod to Saint Patrick
2 oz. Don Papa 10
1 oz. stout
0.5 oz. port syrup
Directions: Throw or roll the drink between two tins, then serve over ice in a rock’s glass. Sweet port combined with the velvety texture and flavor of stout is rounded off perfectly with the dark notes of Don Papa 10.
1.5 oz. Don papa 7
0.75 oz. mint tea
0.75 oz. lemon
6 fresh mint leaves
2 slices of cucumber
Directions: Serve in a highball with mint sprig and cucumber slice.
1.5 oz. Kiwi HI-CHEW Infused Dry Gin
2 oz. Cream Soda
1 Scoop Vanilla Ice Cream
Directions: Measure the gin and cream soda into a parfait or pint glass. Fill 2/3 with seltzer, then top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Serve with a spoon and straw, and garnish with Kiwi HI-CHEW Candies.