While you can’t go wrong with a Guinness on St. Patrick’s Day, here are a few creative concoctions to try if you want to celebrate with a flavorful cocktail.
Margarita Verde: (Created by Anna Morris)
Yields eight drinks
Directions: Combine Tequila Don Julio Reposado, triple sec, lime juice and green base into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain contents into a rocks glass with fresh ice.Garnish with cucumber slice.
Directions: In a blender, combine pineapple juice, English cucumber, celery, parsley, cilantro, tarragon and jalapeno. Blend well.
Grün with Envy: (A Jäger Colada and Matcha-mint Gimlet twist that was created by Kalliopi Carolyn of Featherweight in Brooklyn)
Directions: Combine all ingredients of Jäger Colada in blender with half cup of ice. Blend. Pour into bottom of hurricane glass. Combine all ingredients of Matcha-mint Gimlet in blender with half cup ice. Blend, pour on top of Jäger Colada. Garnish with grated orange peel and matcha powder.
Directions: Lightly muddle 1/2 kiwi and 2 sprigs dill in a shaker. Combine remainder of ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Double strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with kiwi slices and a black sea salt and crushed black pepper rim.
Irish Egg Cream: (Created by NYC Mixologist Meaghan Dorman)
Directions: Combine Baileys Original and chocolate milk in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well. Pour seltzer water into the bottom of a glass. Strain contents from shaker on top of seltzer. Garnish with whipped cream and doughnut.
Tropicante Margarita: (Created by Alexander Kady of 12 @ Madison)
Directions: Cut the avocado in half and remove the pit. Scoop out half of one side and add to cocktail tin, mashing with spoon until soft. Add liquid ingredients to the tin, use a spoon to release avocado from the side of the tin, and “dry shake” the contents (without ice) until the avocado is broken up and emulsified. Rim a double old fashioned glass with chipotle chili salt* and fill with ice. Add ice to shaker tin and shake vigorously until well chilled. Use a mesh strainer to “fine strain” the cocktail into the iced glass. Garnish with a ribbon of mango.
*Chipotle Chili Salt:
Directions: Mix ingredients.
Directions: Add ingredients to an ice-filled shaker. Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with apple slices.