Judging by the numbers—Irish whiskey sales are soaring and distillery expansion has revived the island’s production—revelers are ready to celebrate with more than just green beer this St. Patrick’s Day.
The Irish cocktail list is ever expanding and now goes far beyond the classic, but caffeinated, Irish Coffee. Here’s a few that will allow you to party and still get your sleep.
IRISH & GINGER
The happening-est of today’s Irish cocktails also happens to be the simplest: Irish & Ginger. Variously called an Irish Buck and an Irish Highball, it’s sometimes made with club soda, but the mix of spicy ginger, sour citrus and smooth whiskey are what make it captivating.
1½ oz. Jameson’s Irish Whiskey Ginger ale or ginger beer Lime
Pour whiskey over ice in a highball glass. Top to taste with your choice of ginger ale or ginger beer. Add a squeeze of lime juice and garnish with lime wedge.
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March / April 2017