Irish Cocktails

If you can't find anything green in your closet, a green drink could be your best defense against pinchers ready to pounce on their non-green companions. You can add green food dye to pretty much anything and make it festive, but to be truly St. Paddy's ready, try a more organically green cocktail. Below are some recipes that will suit any taste, and if not, I hear absinthe's legal now.

Irish Eyes
3/4 oz melon liqueur
1 oz rum
1/2 oz lime juice
1/2 oz cream of coconut
1 1/2 oz apple juice

Pour over crushed ice and stir.

Fighting Irish Martini
1/8 oz. Chartreuse, green
1 1/2 oz. Gin
1/2 oz. Vermouth, dry

Shake with ice and strain into martini glass.

Dulce Dublin style
3/4 oz white creme de cacao
3/4 oz green creme de menthe
2 scoops vanilla ice cream

Blend or simply pour liqueur over ice cream for a devilishly sweet dessert.

Shamrock Samba
1 oz. Melon Liqueur
2 oz. Sweet and Sour Mix
2 oz. Club Soda
1 oz. Cuban Rum

Pour over crushed ice and stir.

Beer Me Up, Scotty


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