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Cheers to St. Patrick

By Russ Cobbe

There is no bigger day for pubs and bars than March 17th, St. Patrick's Day, which celebrates everything Irish. So why is drinking associated with St. Patrick? It is rumored that St. Patrick brought the art of distilling to Ireland from Scotland and that seems like a pretty good reason to me. Having an interest in Cocktails you'd not be surprised to learn that I am half Irish.

Irish Whiskey and Irish Crème are two obvious ingredients in any list of cocktail recipes associated with St. Patrick's Day. Chartreuse and Crème de Menthe both have green coloured varieties so are also popular in making drinks representative of Ireland.

There is a whole section on with St. Patrick's Day theme recipes so check it out. Here are a couple of those to try out

Irish Bulldog Recipe

1.0 oz Amaretto
0.75 oz Kahlua Coffee Liqueur
0.75 oz White Creme de Cacao
1.0 oz Irish Cream

Mix ingredients together and savour a delicious drink

Nutty Irishman Recipe

2.0 oz. Cream
0.5 oz. Frangelico
0.5 oz. Irish Rye/Whiskey

Fill mixing glass with ice. Add all ingredients, shake, and strain into glass filled with ice.
St. Patrick's Day Recipe
1.0 dash Bitters
0.75 oz. Green Creme de Menthe
0.75 oz. Green Chartreuse
0.75 oz. Irish Rye/Whiskey

Stir all ingredients with ice, strain into a cocktail glass, and serve

Always remember to drink responsibly including not drinking and driving. For more cocktail information you can visit

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