The thing about a great cocktail is that it should be easy. Real easy. A few simple ingredients in a shaker and strain. Perfect after dinner cocktail. And this particular one is just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. With a touch of mint and some smooth Irish Whiskey this cocktail can take the place of dessert for tonight. (Or go side by side with a scoop of mint ice cream…. if you’re feeling dangerous)…
When chowing down on a stout pot pie the other night (stay tuned for the recipe), someone commented that the Irish aren’t known for a huge variety of culinary delights. And that makes me down right sad. So, besides corned beef and cabbage (which, by the way, I happen to totally love), what is an Irish meal that comes to mind?
Because I for one, can think of like 20 meals to make out of some great leftovers right now. Sure, they may not have the zest and flair of southern dishes, the texture and balance of western dishes, or the heat of some cuisines, but meat and potatoes aside – there’s some darn good noshing to be had in the name of Ireland!
What will you be enjoying this coming week?
Irish Eyes Cocktail
- 1 ounce Irish Whiskey
- 1/4 oz Creme de menthe
- 1/4 oz Irish Cream
- 2 oz Cream
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the whiskey, creme de menthe, Irish cream, and cream into the cocktail shaker.
Shake until cold and strain into a glass.