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You don’t have to be Irish to enjoy drinking, but you do have to enjoy drinking to be Irish. Here are several recipes and suggestions sure to keep you feeling “lucky” this St. Pattys Day

Skyy Vodka Presents: St Patty’s Day Inspired Cocktails

Still haven’t decided where you’re going or what you’re drinking this St. Patty’s Day? Well unfortunately I can’t tell you where to go but with the help of our friends at Skyy Vodka I can suggest a few St Patricks Day inspired cocktails. Try one of these delicious cocktails and see if it doesn’t help your decision making skills.

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Melon Jolly Rancher
1 oz. Skyy Infusions Raspberry
1 oz. Midori Splash Sweet and Sour Sink
½ oz. Watermelon Puckers (if available)

Ginger Goddess
1.5 oz. SKYY Infusions Ginger
0.5 Fresh Kiwi
3 Large Slices of Anjou Pear Champagne (or Sparkling Wine)

Muddle kiwi and pear in a cocktail shaker. Add SKYY Infusions Ginger with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a champagne flute and top with Champagne or Sparkling Wine. Garnish with a slice of kiwi.

Midori Berry Bliss
1.5 oz Midori Melon Liqueur
1 oz Vanilla Vodka
1/2 oz Skyy Infusions Raspberry
Splash of Pineapple juice Splash of soda water
Garnish: Strawberry slices.

Fill a punch bowl half way with ice. Add Midori, Vanilla Vodka, Skyy Infusions Raspberry, Pineapple juice and a splash of soda water. Garnish with Strawberry slices.

Ginger Refresher
1.5 oz SKYY Infusions Ginger Vodka
1.0 oz Flor de Cana 7yr
1.5 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
0.5 oz Simple Syrup
6 to 8 Mint Leaves

In a highball glass muddle the Mint and lime juice. Add the rest of the ingredients with ice and stir. Add more ice and top with soda.

 

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Popular St. Patty’s Day Recipes: Irish Car Bomb

Spring is slowly creeping in and St Patty’s day is less than a week away. That being said I wanted to feature several of the Holidays most popular drinks leading up to Thursday’s extravaganza. First up is the Irish Car Bomb. The Irish Car Bomb is very popular worldwide, mostly because it’s easy to make, uses widely available ingredients, and appeals to the masses of beer lovers. Try one next time you’re out.

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Irish Car-Bomb
3/4th’s of pint of Guinness
1/2 shot Jameson Irish Whiskey
1/2 shot Baileys Irish Cream

Add the Bailey’s and Jameson to a shot glass, layering the Bailey’s on the bottom. Pour the Guinness into a pint glass or beer mug 3/4 of the way full and let settle. Drop the shot glass into the Guinness and chug. If you don’t drink it fast enough it will curdle and increasingly taste worse.

 

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Beer Cocktails: Who needs Hard liquor for a good time?


…..When you think of the word cocktail, the first thoughts that come to your mind are often “fruity”, “girly”,  “not strong”, or “complicated” due to the many ingredients some involve. No so often though do we realize that a cocktail can be as simple as two ingredients and as strong as you want to make it. With the Superbowl right around the corner, hard alcohol will be flowing endlessly but not to be left out, Beer will be flying off the shelves as well. Some of us prefer a cocktail, some of us prefer a beer, but why not kill two birds with one stone? Though it can be done, I’m not talking about adding anything to beer…. other than more beer. Here are some tasty beer cocktails for the “purists” and “manly men” in the world featuring Guinness and several other well known brands.

Belgian Waffle:

1/2 pint Guinness Stout
1/2 pint Blue Moon Belgian Wheat Beer

Directions: Pour Blue Moon into a pint glass or beer mug half way to the top. Fill the other half by pouring Guinness over a spoon for the layered effect.

Black & Tan:

1/2 Pint Guinness
1/2 Pint Bass Ale

Directions:
Pouring a perfect black and tan requires you hold your pint glass at an angle as you would when pouring a Guinness. Fill just over halfway with Bass Ale. Pour Draught Guinness over an upside-down spoon to disperse the flow. Let settle.

Half & Half

1/2 pint Guinness
1/2 pint Harp

Directions: A variation of the Black and tan. This is poured the same as a Black & Tan only substituting Bass with Harp

Chocolate Covered Raspberry

1/2 pint Guinness
1/2 pint Framboise

Directions: Pour in your framboise followed by your Guinness but no layering needs to be done. The result should leave a pinkish red tint to the froth on top.

Black & Blue

1/2 pint Guinness
1/2 pint Seadog Blueberry Wheat Beer

Directions: Pour Seadog till about halfway followed by a layering of Guinness with the use of a mixing spoon.

 

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Today is National Irish Coffee Day

Today is National Irish Coffee Day ! Here’s a bit of history courtesy of Wikipedia before we get to the classic recipe below.

…..“The origin of the Irish coffee is highly disputed. According to certain sources the original Irish coffee was invented by Joseph Sheridan, a head chef at Foynes, County Limerick but originally from Castlederg, County Tyrone. Foynes’ port was the precursor to Shannon International Airport in the west of Ireland; the coffee was conceived after a group of American passengers disembarked from a Pan Am flying boat on a miserable winter evening in the 1940s. Sheridan added whiskey to the coffee to warm the passengers. After the passengers asked if they were being served Brazilian coffee, Sheridan told them it was Irish coffee. Stanton Delaplane, a travel writer for the San Francisco Chronicle, brought Irish coffee to the United States after drinking it at Shannon Airport, when he worked with the Buena Vista Cafe in San Francisco to start serving it on November 10, 1952, and worked with the bar owners Jack Koeppler and George Freeberg to recreate the Irish method for floating the cream on top of the coffee, sampling the drink one night until he nearly passed out.”

Irish Coffee:
1 oz Bushmills Original Irish Whiskey (Or your favorite Brand)
2 tsp Demerara sugar
Strong black coffee
Extra Thick Whipping cream

Preparation: First thing you’ll need is a warm glass and teaspoon to start. To do this take your glass, place the teaspoon inside, and add boiling water. Empty out hot water then : Add your Whiskey followed by your sugar and stir. Next Add strong black coffee until your cup is about 3/4th’s full. Next add whipping cream over the back of the warm teaspoon to insure the cream floats on the coffee. Enjoy !

 

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