What would St. Patrick’s Day (SPD) be without some green cocktails? It would still be fun, but for some people the wearing of the green isn’t enough; they can’t celebrate SPD without drinking the green, too. So here is a selection of cocktails for those hardcore drinkers of the green…
First, after all those years of living in
Next I thought I would throw in some champagne cocktails. I know, I know, champagne isn’t Irish either, but it is appropriate for any celebration, and you should always have a bottle or two in the fridge for emergencies or celebrations, whichever comes up first. One advantage of champagne cocktails is that if you’re on a budget, you don’t need to be using your best champagne. Actually, I would encourage you to drink your good champagne au naturel and to buy less expensive brands for use in cocktails. The first champagne cocktail, the Shamrock Champagne, is just a simple mix of Midori® melon liqueur and champagne. You and your guests should enjoy the elegant, transparent green appearance of this cocktail when served in a champagne flute. I found the final champagne cocktail, Irish Lady, at Drinks Mixer™ and have changed the preparation a little to keep the champagne colder, but that’s about it. When served in a flute, this cocktail will remind you of a slender, red-headed colleen dressed in a pale green gown. Exquisite.
Beannachtai ná Fhéile Pádraig!
¼ - ½ oz Blue
1 bottle Blue Moon® beer
Pour Blue Curacao into a chilled pilsner glass. Fill slowly with Blue Moon and serve.
½ oz Midori® melon liqueur
Pour Midori into a chilled champagne flute. Fill flute with champagne and serve.
1 oz Midori® melon liqueur
1 oz orange juice
Pour Midori and orange juice into a shaker half full of ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled champagne flute. Fill flute with champagne and serve.