Irish Cocktails to Enjoy This Paddy’s Day
The greenest day of the year is among us. To get you in the mood for all the craic agus féilte ahead, we’re put together a list of our favourite Irish cocktails. From whiskey, to stout to poitín-based cocktails, we’ve something for gach duine! Sláinte agus Lá Fhéile Pádraig sona daoibh!
1) Irish Coffee
First created by Joe Sheridan at the Foynes Flying Boat terminal in Co. Limerick and made famous the Buena Vista Café in San Francisco, this iconic Irish cocktail remains a classic!
35.5ml of Teeling Small Batch
120ml freshly brewed coffee
1 level teaspoon of Demerara Sugar
Lightly whipped heavy cream
Pre-heat a 6oz heat-proof glass
Add the Irish Whiskey, Coffee and Demerara sugar and stir well.
Pour the lightly whipped cream over a spoon to float on top.
Optional Garnishes: Grated Nutmeg or Grated dark chocolate.
2) Hot Toddy (Hot Whiskey)
This tasty hot drink originally started in India (under British rule at the time) in the 1610s. “Toddy” comes from the Hindi word “taddy,” and was made with fermented palm sap. Fast forward to 1786, it gained popularity around the world and started being made with an alcoholic spirit, hot water, spices, and sugar. A wonderfully way to warm up this March!
25ml Blacks Maple Mayhem Blend
1 tsp runny honey
2 tsp Mixer Lemon Juice
1 cinnamon stick
grated nutmeg, to serve
lemon slice, to serve
Put the honey in the bottom of a heatproof glass or mug and pour over the whiskey and lemon juice. Top up with boiled water and stir until the honey has dissolved.
Add the cinnamon stick and cloves, then garnish with a little grated nutmeg and a fresh lemon slice to serve.
3) Mad March Hare Mule
An Irish spin on the classic Moscow Mule, made with Mad March Poitin!
60ml Ginger Beer
½ fresh Lime
2 dashes of Mule bitters
Topped with ice
Equipment: Copper Mug
Pour Mad March Hare Poitin and lime juice into a copper mug. Add ice cubes and ginger beer.
Stir to combine.
4) Black Velvet
The Black Velvet cocktail dates back to 1861 London, where it was created in the Brooke's Club as a drink to mourn the death of Queen Victoria's husband, Prince Albert. We’ve put an Irish twist on this by using only Irish stout!
Dublin City Brewing Parnell Irish Stout
Half fill a Champagne flute with the stout, then slowly top them up with chilled Champagne.
5) Irish Maid
This tasty concoction was first created by Jack McGarry at The Dead Rabbit in New York City as a subtle variation on Sam Ross' modern classic cocktail, the Kentucky Maid.
2 slices of fresh cucumber
15ml St Germain Elderflower Liqueur
20ml Mixer Lemon Juice
Muddle the cucumber slices in a shaker. Add the remaining ingredients and ice to the shaker and shake vigorously. Fine-strain into a chilled rocks glass over ice. Garnish with a cucumber slice and serve.
6) Irish Mudslide
The original Mudslide was allegedly invented during the 1950s at the Wreck Bar on Grand Cayman in the Cayman Islands. You can also add vanilla ice-cream to the mix as a dessert cocktail!
45ml Baileys Irish Cream
45ml Istil 38 Blue Vodka
45ml double cream
Chocolate Syrup (optional)
Step 1: Add all ingredients a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled.
Step 2: Strain into a chilled hurricane glass decorated with chocolate syrup and garnish with freshly shaved chocolate.
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