Irish Car Bombs not in your St. Patrick’s Day future? Here’s some other festive options.
Lucky Lime Margarita: (Recipe courtesy of HelloFresh)
Directions: Cut your pineapple into 1 inch thick rings, discarding the rind and removing the core. Add the jalapeno infused tequila, some fresh jalapeno (to taste), and all the other ingredients (except the ice and salt!) to the blender. Blend until smooth, then strain to remove the pulp from the pineapple. To salt the rim, run a lime slice or pineapple wedge around the lip of your glass and dip into salt to cover. Add crushed ice to your glass, pour in your margarita mixture, and garnish with extra pineapple or lime wedge.
The Irish Milk-Flake: (Created by Julia Velazquez of O’Shaughnessy’s Public House)
Directions: Combine all three into a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a martini glass. Serve with crushed Cadbury Flake bar on top and mint garnish.
Woodbridge Lucky Lime Margarita:
Directions: Dip the rim of a margarita glass into water or lime juice and then into coarse margarita salt, if desired. Add several ice cubes to a blender. Add the wine, fruit juices and simple syrup and blend until slushy. Pour into a serving glass, then top with a dash of damiana, if desired. Garnish the glass with a sprig of cilantro and serve. You can also serve this drink over the rocks if you like.
Directions: Boil the sugar and water until the sugar dissolves, then remove from heat and chill. Store the syrup in a sealed container in the refrigerator, where it will keep for several weeks.
Lucky Verde Shooter: (Created by Masa Urushido of Saxon + Parole)
Directions: Pour single shot of Tres Agaves Reposado Tequila; pour second shot of Verde mix. Enjoy Tres Agaves followed immediately by mix.
Directions: Blend or cold press all vegetables. Season with Salt and pepper to taste.
Laphroaig® Pot of Peat:
Directions: Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a coupe glass and garnish with a mint sprig.
Knob Creek® The Rugged Leprechaun:
Directions: Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and stir. Pour into a chilled glass. Garnish with a lime twist.
Jagermeister Frozen Grasshopper: (Created by Willy Shine, Brand Meister)
Directions: Combine all ingredients except the mint sprig in a blender, and blend on high speed until smooth. Serve in a tall, frozen glass, and garnish with the dust of nutmeg a mint sprig and powdered sugar.
Green With Envy:
Directions: Combine Chardonnay, green tea, Cucumber syrup, Lillet and lime juice into a Collins glass. Fill with ice and garnish with a cucumber ribbon inside the glass and mint sprig on top.
Directions: Juice 1 cucumber and combine 16 oz. with equal parts simple syrup.