Cocktail of the Week- All Things Green and Irish!

17 Mar

First off, Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!!  Oh, the joy of drinking green drinks and drinks inspired by the Irish… which is why on today, I won’t be highlighting a specific drink, but I’d like to highlight some of the great drinks you can partake in on St. Patty’s Day!  Let’s start with Green Beer!  What’s St. Patty’s Day without green beer?  Green food coloring is added to your favorite beer to give it that St. Patty’s Day flair.  Even if green beer isn’t your thing, how about requesting one of your favorite Irish beers, like Guinness or Killian’s Irish Red.  Another St. Patty’s Day staple is Jameson Irish Whiskey, the “Official Drink of St. Patrick’s Day”.  I had the honor of attending a tasting for Jameson Whiskey a couple of weeks ago.  (Check out the pics on our Facebook page.)  Jameson Whiskey has quite a few different brands, and each has its own distinct flair.  I really enjoyed the Jameson Gold Reserve, which was creamy with honey notes.  But, for the purposes of St. Patty’s Day, enjoy a glass of Jameson on the rocks, or request a cocktail with the original Jameson Irish Whiskey!  Plenty of bars have amended their menus just for St. Patty’s Day, to include green cocktails and cocktails with Jameson Irish Whiskey.  Last, but not least for St. Patty’s Day, Baileys Irish Cream.  Everyone loves the rich, creamy taste of Baileys!  Enjoy it on the rocks, or in a shot.  And if you’re feeling really Irish, how about an Irish Car Bomb?  The Irish Car Bomb combines Guinness stout beer, Baileys Irish Cream and Jameson Irish Whiskey.  The best of all 3 worlds!!  Have a great time this St. Patty’s Day, and be sure to DRINK RESPONSIBLY!!!  Sláinte!!!

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