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Five Ways to St. Patrick's Day
I want to challenge all the other girls (21+) as I too was challenged by Margot Nixon, to skip Starbucks and frilly fruity drinks on March 17th. I gasped because I had no idea what she was thinking. Beer? Ugh...not my thing. She proceeded to educate me, urging me to find a good whiskey I can "curl up next to." Okay, challenge accepted. Here are five ways to get blitzed for St. Patty's Day!

Emerald

Ingredients

2 ounces Irish whiskey
1 ounce sweet vermouth
2 dashes orange bitters
Procedures
1. Pour all ingredients into a mixing glass and fill with cracked ice.
2. Stir well for 30 seconds and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a piece of orange or lemon peel, or nothing at all.

Blarney Stone

Ingredients

2 ounces Irish whiskey
1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice, from about two limes
Ginger beer, chilled
Garnish: lime twist
Procedures
1. Add whiskey and lime juice to a cocktail shaker and fill with ice.
2. Shake until well chilled, about 15 seconds.
3. Strain into an ice-filled highball glass. Top with ginger beer and garnish with lime twist.

Irish Cocktail

Ingredients

2 ounces Irish whiskey
1/4 ounce absinthe
1/4 ounce Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao
1 barspoon Luxardo maraschino
1 dash Angostura bitters
Lemon twist for garnish
Olive for garnish
Procedures
1. Add Irish whiskey, absinthe, dry curaçao, maraschino, and Angostura bitters to a mixing glass.
2. Fill with ice and stir until well chilled, about 20 seconds.
3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with the lemon twist and olive, then serve.

* Photo by Nick Caruana

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Ingredients

For the Honey Syrup
1/2 ounce hot water
1/2 ounce honey
For the Cocktail
2 ounces Irish whiskey, such as Jameson
3/4 ounce freshly squeezed juice from 1 lemon
1/2 ounce Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth
1/2 ounce honey syrup
Seltzer, chilled
Garnish: lemon twist
Procedures
1.For the Honey Syrup: Stir together hot water and honey until honey dissolves.
2. For Each Cocktail: Add whiskey, lemon, sweet vermouth, and honey syrup to a cocktail shaker and fill with ice.
3. Shake until well chilled, about 15 seconds.
4. Strain into an ice-filled Collins glass. Top with seltzer and garnish with a lemon twist.

Irish Derby

Ingredients

1 1/2 ounces Irish whiskey, such as Redbreast
1/2 ounce Carpano Antica sweet vermouth
1/2 ounce Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao (or Cointreau)
1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice from 1/2 lime
2 dashes Angostura bitters
4-inch lime twist for garnish
Procedures
1. Add whiskey, sweet vermouth, curaçao, lime juice, and bitters to a cocktail shaker.
2. Fill with ice and shake until well chilled, about 20 seconds.
3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with lime twist.

*Photo by Elana Lepkowski
4 comments
blarney stone is such a great drink name
3 years ago·Reply
HAHAHA Thanks for the mention @darcysdiary!! You must have really taken my challenge to heart. I only wanted you to try one drink. You made mama nixon proud by hitting five. You didn't try all of these did you? Since you posted it. YOU MUST try them all! ;)
3 years ago·Reply
The Blarney Stone sounds AMAZING. I want to take this challenge.
3 years ago·Reply
I want a challenge too @NixonWoman. PLEASE! :) These sound great!
3 years ago·Reply
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