St. Patty’s Inspired Cocktails!

St. Patty’s day is right around the corner! For those of you who like to stay in with your Corned Beef, Cabbage, and Potatoes, try some of these fun cocktails sure to pair with all your Irish fare!

Bit of the Blarney: Inspired by the Blarney Stone which is said to give you the “gift of gab” if you kiss it! Fun fact: This Somm kissed the Blarney Stone! 

image001-31 ¼ oz. Sobieski Vodka
¼ oz. apple schnapps
1 tbsp. sour mix
Apple slice for garnish

Shake all ingredients in shaker and serve in martini glass.  Garnish with apple slice.

 

 

 

 

Lucid Leprechaun: This green cocktail will go great with the salty Corned Beef!

1 oz. Lucid Absinthe image007
1 ½  oz. melon liqueur
Splash of ginger ale
3 lime wedges
long green lime spiral

In a rocks glass, muddle 3 lime wedges.  Add Lucid Absinthe, melon liqueur and ice to a shaker.  Shake thoroughly and strain into lime muddled rocks glass.  Add a splash of ginger ale and a lime spiral for garnish.

Shamrock Shake: This cocktail is the perfect way to start the evening! 

50 ml Belvedere Vodka Screen Shot 2014-03-05 at 13.05.37-1

20 ml lemon juice

15 ml simple syrup

Dash egg white

Combine all ingredients and dry shake to emulsify egg white. Add ice and shake vigorously. Fine strain over fresh ice into a rocks glass. Garnish with a lemon twist and discard.

 

Lucky Mojito: Feeling the Luck of the Irish? Try this Mojito!

50 ml Belvedere Lemon Tea image-2

15 ml simple syrup

3-4 wedges of lime

Handful of mint

Splash Fever Tree Soda Water

Gently muddle limes and mint with simple syrup in base of a highball glass. Add Belvedere Lemon Tea and a small scoop of crushed ice and churn. Re-top with more crushed ice and a splash of soda. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.

Dublin Delight: This will delight the morning of the 17th! Start your day the right way!

50 ml Belvedere Vodka / Citrus / BM Screen Shot 2014-03-05 at 13.16.02

75 ml Tomato Juice

15 ml Merlot

5 ml simple syrup

5 ml Worcestershire Sauce

2 drops Tabasco

Pinch Celery Salt

Combine all ingredients and throw mixture between two tins. Pour over fresh ice into a highball glass and garnish with a celery stalk.

O’CAMUS Irish Coffee: Perfect for a St. Patty’s night cap! 

1 oz. CAMUS VS Elegance Cognac  image006-1
5 oz. black coffee
1 ½ oz. whipped cream
Grated chocolate and cinnamon sticks for garnish
Add CAMUS VS Elegance Cognac and black coffee to your favorite coffee cup. Add sugar and gently float whipped cream on top.  Sprinkle with grated chocolate, add cinnamon sticks and serve.

 

 

 

Have a very happy St. Patty’s Day! 

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

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