Shake It Up St. Patty's Day
In the beginning, Saint Patrick’s Day was celebrated by those who lift a glass in honor of Saint Patrick who was once a slave to Ireland and later returned to bring Christianity to the pagans. St. Patrick’s Day marks the day of his death and became a world-renowned. Eventually, the feast day evolved into a greater celebration including not only St. Patrick, but also Irish culture, history, and traditions. Though the feast day began in Ireland, the first St. Patrick’s Day parade began in America. The parade tradition became exceptionally popular in the 1840s, when hundreds of thousands of Irish immigrants came to America to escape the potato famine.
If you are planning a St. Patrick’s Day Party, it’s not complete without a green drink or two. There are many fun and tasty drinks that have been crafted in honor of St. Patty’s Day. Bogue Sound Distillery has done the research to share a few of the most delicious recipes found:
1. The Shamrock Juice
The Shamrock Juice requires several types of alcohol but is festive and popular amongst those who are into St. Patrick’s Day.
- 1/2 ounces gin
- 1/2 ounces white tequila
- 1/2 ounces light rum
- 1/2 ounces Vitzellen Vodka
- 1 ounce Blue Curacao
- 4 ounces fresh squeezed orange juice
Fill a hurricane or parfait glass with ice. Pour in the liquors and top off with the orange juice. Garnish with an orange wheel and cherries.
2. The Irish Flag
The Irish Flag is a shot and makes an excellent choice for Saint Patrick’s Day.
- 1/3 Green Creme de Menthe
- 1/3 Liquor 43
- 1/3 Baileys Irish Cream
Carefully layer the ingredients into a shot glass, in order.
3. Irish Coffee
You can never go wrong with Irish Coffee. Mixing spirits with coffee which is two of the most sought out beverages in America, is a winner. For a stronger orange top, ad a tiny drop of orange food coloring to your Irish Cream.
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 1/2 fluid ounces john ap conoley bourbon whiskey
- 6 fluid ounces hot coffee
- 1 teaspoon white sugar, or more to taste (optional)
- 1/4 cup whipped cream
Place sugar on a plate or shallow bowl. Lightly wet the rim of an Irish coffee glass with a moistened paper towel. Dip the rim in sugar to coat.
Pour Irish whiskey into the prepared glass. Fill with coffee to within 1/2 inch of top. Add sugar and stir. Top with whipped cream.
4. The Green Dublin Apple Cocktail
This may seem like an apple martini but the whiskey is the key ingredient that makes this a St. Patty’s Day drink.
- 2 ounces Irish whiskey
- 1-ounce sour apple schnapps
- 2 ounces cranberry juice (white)
- Garnish: apple slice
Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
Shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish with a fresh apple slice.
Tip: Dip apple slices in lemon juice immediately after cutting them to prevent them from turning yellow.