23 Cocktails To Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

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23 Cocktails To Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

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23 Cocktails To Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style with a host of cocktail concepts from some favorite brands, mixologists and bars. They’re the perfect companions to our line up of holiday recipes here. Remember to enjoy responsibly. The shamrocks, not you, are meant to be green…

Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey

Hair of The Tiger

Created by Nick Fogel, Beverage Director, The Late Late Bar & Spirit Grocer.

Hair of the Tiger cocktail made with Proper number twelve Irish whiskey.

Hair of The Tiger.

Ingredients

2 ounces Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey

3/4 ounce pineapple juice

1/2 ounce Combier Apricot

1/2 ounce ginger syrup

1/2 ounce lime juice

Garnish with cayenne

Directions

Combine all ingredients in shaker. Shake until chilled and double-strain into a chilled coupe glass.

Sweet Victory

Created by Nick Fogel, Beverage Director, The Late Late Bar & Spirit Grocer.

Sweet victory cocktail made with proper twelve whiskey.

The Sweet Victory.

Ingredients

1 ounce Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey

3/4 ounce Lillet Blanc

3/4 ounce lavender syrup

Sparkling wine

Garnish with lavender branch

Lavender Syrup Ingredients

2 cups water

2 cups white sugar

3 lemon twists

3 teaspoons loose cooking lavendar

Directions

Lavender syrup: combine ingredients in sauce pan and simmer for 10 minutes. Allow to cool then strain into a glass bottle.

Cocktail: combine all ingredients and pour into champagne glass rimmed with loose lavender.

Crumlin Cobbler

Created by Nick Fogel, Beverage Director, The Late Late Bar & Spirit Grocer.

Crumlin cobbler cocktail made with proper twelve Irish whiskey.

Crumlin Cobbler.

Ingredients

1-1/2 ounces Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey

1/2 ounce Aperol

1/2 lemon

1/4 ounce simple syrup

3 bar spoons macerated strawberries

Garnish with basil sprig

Macerated Strawberries

1 pint strawberries

3 large basil leaves, Chiffonade (cut into long, thin strips)

1 pint sugar

Directions

Cut strawberries into small pieces. Combine with basil and sugar and mix vigorously, slightly bruising strawberries. Cover and store for 12 hours. For cocktail, in a shaker, muddle strawberries. Combine remaining ingredients. Shake and strain into a rocks serving glass.

Proper Old Fashioned

Created by Nick Fogel, Beverage Director, The Late Late Bar & Spirit Grocer.

Proper old fashioned cocktail made with proper twelve Irish whiskey.

Proper Old Fashioned.

Ingredients

2 ounces Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey

1/4 ounce Guinness syrup

1/4 ounce Amaro Nonino

1 dash walnut bitters

Garnish with orange twist

Guiness Demerara Syrup

1-1/2 quarts Guinness

1 quart Demerara

2 sticks cinnamon

2 tablespoons pink peppercorn

Directions

Bring the Guinness to a simmer in a saucepan and allow to reduce by approximately half. Add cinnamon and pink peppercorn. Whisk in Demerara sugar. Stir and simmer for 5 minutes, allowing mixture to thicken. Strain and cool. For cocktail, combine all ingredients in mixing glass, stir to chill. Strain and serve in a rocks glass.

Knock Out

Created by Sonny Verdini, Bar Manager, TRADE (Boston)

The knock out cocktail made with proper twelve Irish whiskey.

The Knock Out.

Ingredients

1-1/2 ounces Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey

1 ounce cinnamon syrup

3/4 ounce house-made ginger liquor

1/2 ounce lemon juice

3 dashes Angostura bitters

Directions

Shake ingredients into a single rocks glass. Garnish with dehydrated cinnamon sugar and lemon wheel.

A Notorious Cobbler

Created by Kevin Hooshangi & Tracey Eden of American Whiskey and Distilled (New York).

Notorious cobbler cocktail made with proper twelve Irish whiskey.

Notorious Cobbler.

Ingredients

1-1/2 ounces Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey

3/4 ounce Tio Peppe Fino Sherry

1/4 ounce Lejay Casis

1/4 ounce agave

2 lemons, muddled

Garnish with mint sprig

Directions

Combine ingredients in a glass filled with ice. Stir to chill. Garnish with mint sprig.

Improperly Proper

Created by the Gerber Group.

Improperly proper cocktail made with proper number twelve Irish whiskey.

Improperly Proper.

Ingredients

1-1/2 ounces Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey

1/2 ounce intense ginger liqueur

1/4 ounce lime juice

Directions

Combine ingredients in highball glass filled with ice. Add splash of grapefruit soda. Garnish with orange twist.

The Proper Irish

Created by the Gerber Group.

Proper Irish cocktail made with proper twelve Irish whiskey.

The Proper Irish.

Ingredients

2 ounces Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey

1/2 ounce Dolin Dry

3/4 ounce Cointreau

1/4 ounce lemon juice

1/2 ounce honey

3 dashes orange bitters

3 dashes Angostura bitters

Directions

Build in shaker and strain into coupe glass. Garnish with orange peel.

Proper Toddy

Created by Allison Doughty of Distilled NY.

Proper toddy made with proper twelve Irish whiskey.

Proper Toddy.

Ingredients

2 ounces Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey

3/4 ounce lemon juice

1/2 ounce honey syrup

1/4 ounce ginger syrup

5 ounces hot water

Garnish with lemon wheel with clove

Directions

Combine ingredients into glass and garnish with lemon and cloves.

Proper Irish Coffee

Ingredients

2 ounces Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey

4 ounces hot coffee

3/4 ounce simple syrup

2-3 ounces heavy cream

Directions

In a shaker, shake or whip heavy cream until slightly thickened (not completely stiff). In mug, add whiskey, hot coffee and simple syrup. Stir. Carefully layer thickened heavy cream until it covers drink. Grate nutmeg on top.

Finlandia Vodka

Finnish Mule

Finnish mule cocktail made with Finlandia vodka for St. Patrick's Day.

Finnish Mule.

Ingredients

1 ounce Finlandia Grapefruit Vodka

3 ounces Ginger Beer

1/4 ounce lime juice

Directions

Mix ingredients in an ice-filled copper mug. Garnish with a cucumber slice, lime wedge and ginger stick.

Laphroaig®

End O’ The Rainbow

End of the rainbow cocktail.

End O’ The Rainbow.

Ingredients

3/4 part Laphroaig Select

3/4 part ginger liqueur

3/4 part pineapple juice

3/4 part lemon juice

3 dashes absinthe verte

Garnish with mint sprig

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a coupe glass and garnish with a mint sprig.

D’USSÉ

Mint Julep

Dusse Mint Juliep.

D’usse Mint Juliep.

Ingredients

2-1/2 parts D’USSÉ VSOP Cognac

1/2 part simple syrup

2–4 sprigs of mint

Crushed ice

Directions

Place simple syrup in a julep glass with 5-6 mint leaves and muddle. Fill the glass halfway with ice. Add 1-1/2 parts D’USSÉ VSOP Cognac and stir. Add more ice and remaining D’USSÉ. Stir again until the glass is fully frosted. Top with ice.

Barr Hill

Flipin’ Lucky

Flipping lucky cocktail made with Barr Hill gin.

Flipin’ Lucky.

Ingredients

1.5 ounces Tom Cat Gin

3 ounces Irish Stout

1 whole egg

1/2 ounce raw honey syrup

Orange wheel (aka. Orange sunshine)

Directions

Pour Irish Stout into the bottom of a cocktail glass. Combine gin, egg, raw honey syrup and orange in a shaker tin with ice. Shake then double strain into the glass.

Vermont Coffee

Vermont coffee cocktail made with Barr Hill gin.

Vermont Coffee.

Ingredients

1-1/2 ounces Tom Cat Gin

Black Strong Coffee

1/2 ounce Maple syrup

Maple/Angostura Whipped Cream

Maple/Angostura Whipped Cream

Whip in a bowl or shake without ice in a shaker: 1 cup of heavy whipping cream, 1 tablespoon of maple syrup, 7 dashes of angostura bitters.

Directions

Combine ingredients in an Irish coffee glass, top with the whipped cream.

Runamok Maple

Hugs All Around

Hugs all around cocktail made with Runamok maple.

Hugs All Around.

Ingredients

12 ounces bottle lager or stout beer (preferably Vermont made)

1-2 teaspoons Runamok Maple’s Hibiscus Flower Infused Maple Syrup

A few drops of bitters

Directions

Gently pour the lager into a tall, chilled glass. Add maple syrup to taste. Top with a few drops of bitters, stir and enjoy.

Kōloa Rum Company

Kiwi Snaquiri

Ingredients

1 ounce Kōloa White Rum

1 ounce Kōloa Golden Rum

1/2 ounce lime juice

1/2 ounce Velvet Falernum

1/2 ounce Demerara syrup, (1:1, turbinado sugar: water)

1 kiwi wheel for garnish

Directions

Add all ingredients and one cup of ice to a blender, Blend until smooth, pour into shot glasses, or a tiki mug for a full-sized drink. Garnish with fresh kiwi wheel.

Coco Moco

Coco Moco cocktail made with Koloa Rum.

Coco Moco.

Ingredients

4 ounces good quality chocolate bar (dark 65-75 percent) roughly chopped

4 tablespoons brown sugar

12-ounce carton coconut milk beverage

6 ounces freshly brewed hot coffee

3 ounces Kōloa Coffee Rum

1 ounces Kōloa Coconut Rum (1/2 ounce per drink)

Directions

Combine chopped chocolate, brown sugar and coconut milk in a small saucepan over medium heat, whisking constantly until the chocolate is completely melted and the mixture is smooth. Pour 1-1/2 ounces (shot glass/jigger size) Kōloa Coffee Rum into a large ceramic mug or glass then top with 3 ounces hot coffee. Stir then top with half of the coconut milk mixture stirring well to combine. Repeat with other mug/cup. Garnish with whipped cream, lightly toasted coconut shavings, finely chopped macadamia nuts, and chocolate shavings.

Spiced Fashioned

Spiced rum old fashioned made with Koloa rum.

Spiced Fashioned.

Ingredients

2 ounces Kōloa Spice Rum

1/2 ounce Demerara syrup (1:1, turbinado sugar: water)

3 dashes orange bitters

Directions

Mix Demerara syrup and orange bitters in old fashioned glass and add a dash of plain water. Fill the glass with ice cubes and add Kōloa Spice Rum. Garnish with orange slice and a cocktail cherry.

Mint Julep

Ingredients

2 ounces Hillrock Solera Bourbon

1/2 ounce simple syrup

3-4 fresh mint leaves

Directions

In a rocks glass, gently muddle the mint leaves to release their oils. Fill the glass with crush ice and pour the bourbon and simple syrup over the ice, stir just long enough to blend ingredients and garnish with fresh mint.

EFFEN Vodka

Cucumber Irish Blessing

Ingredients

1-1/2 parts EFFEN® Cucumber Vodka

3/4 parts lime juice

3/4 parts simple syrup

1 dash bitters

6 mint leaves

Club soda

Directions

Muddle mint with lime juice and a few ice cubes, add to a cocktail shaker with remaining ingredients, except club soda and shake. Fine strain into a cocktail glass with ice and add club soda. Garnish with mint sprig.

Basil Hayden’s

Bourbon Ginger Buck

Bill Hayden's Ginger Buck cocktail.

Bill Hayden’s Ginger Buck.

Ingredients

1/2 part fresh ginger

2 parts Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon

1 part lime juice

1/3 parts simple syrup

Sprig of rosemary, for garnish

Candied ginger, for garnish

Directions

Add fresh ginger in a cocktail shaker and muddle until fine. Add all remaining ingredients and ice to the cocktail shaker. Shake and strain into a rocks glass filed with ice. Garnish with a rosemary sprig and a piece of candied ginger on the rim.

Knob Creek®

Luck of the Rye

Ingredients

1-1/2 parts Knob Creek® Rye

1/2 part cold smoked fresh lemon juice

1/2 part cedar plank roasted rosemary simple syrup

2 parts seltzer water

Directions

Combine all ingredients in mixing glass. Stir and strain over ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with a smoked lemon wheel and rosemary sprig.

Remember to enjoy responsibly!

 

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