St. Paddy’s day is just around the corner and it’s about time we celebrate one of the patron saints of Ireland. March 17th is the day we’ll be wearing your Green, as has been tradition since Saint Patrick’s Day blue went out of style in the mid-1700’s when the symbolism changed to a three leaved clover to represent the Holy Trinity.
While we’re not looking to banish any snakes from Ireland we are hoping to give you a few new and creative recipes that we received from the folks at G’Vine. These are custom cocktail recipes that give you the “green” of the Irish while dominating your palate with crazy tastes and flavors.
One of these recipes, the Pot o’ Gold, will be our Saint Patrick’s Day holiday drink on Common Man Cocktails on Tuesday so stay tuned for that!
Being close to Boston, we’ve always celebrated the Irish holiday in a hardcore fashion as the Irish were very big in Boston in the 1700’s. This week, you may want to celebrate Saint Patricks day with a few cocktail recipes:
Irish Julep by Glenn Lucci, Louis 649
3 oz Jameson 12 yr
.5 oz Averna Amaro
.5 oz simple syrup
1 oz water
6 mint leaves
3 mint sprigs
Instructions: Muddle mint, simple syrup and water in a highball glass, add crushed ice and Jameson, float Averna on top, garnish with mint sprigs.
Le Fleur Vert (the green flower) by Junior Merino
2 basil leaves
¾ oz simple syrup
1 ½ oz G’vine Nouaison
¼ oz lime juice
2 ½ oz Moet & Chandon Imperial Brut
Instructions: Pour the champagne into a special champagne glass. Muddle the kiwi, basil, and syrup then add the lime juice, G’vine, ice, shake and double strain in the glass with the Champagne.
Pot o’ Gold by Junior Merino
1 ½ oz G’vine Floraison
¾ oz Midori
2 basil leaves
¾ oz lime juice
¼ oz simple syrup
½ oz pineapple juice
Instructions: Pour all the ingredients in a shaker, add ice, shake and pour into a tall glass. Garnish with gooseberry coins and a basil leaf.