St. Patrick’s Day |

Happy St. Patrick’s Day 2015! Since St. Patrick’s Day is one of my personal, favorite holidays (seeing that it’s certainly a lush’s day to be a lush), I encourage everyone to get out there and join the fun. Iron out that one green top you have hanging in your closet and camp out at a local pub, you won’t regret it. The beers and whiskey will be flowing over the sounds of classic Irish tunes like “Danny Boy.” Never mind the fact you don’t know the words, everyone is Irish on March 17th. What’s this you say? You don’t like Irish whiskey? Guinness stout is just too harsh? You’re reading the right blog then. Check out this shot recipe.

Here’s a fruity tasting shot, inspired by the flag of Ireland. I give you, my fellow Irish men and women, “The Celtic Warrior.” Once you have some corn beef and cabbage in your belly, these will top off the night wonderfully. Hopefully, after a few of these shots, you’ll be lucky enough to find a leprechaun and when you do, we’ll all know you’ve had enough. Get out there, celebrate in peace and always drink responsibly. Cheers everyone!

INGREDIENTS

Orange Curacao Peach Schnapps Melon Liqueur Overproof Vodka (regular will do just fine)

Simple Syrup

DIRECTIONS

This is a recipe for a single shot. You’ll be using a shot glass that’s roughly 2 ounces or smaller, so keep your portions very small. About 1/6 oz ought to do fine for each portion when creating the top and bottom layers. First, combine orange curacao and simple syrup in a shaker with ice and strain into a shot glass. Next, layer 1/3 oz of peach schnapps into your shot glass. Lastly, combine melon liqueur and vodka in a shaker with ice and carefully layer that onto the top of peach schnapps.

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I’m sure quite a few of you (I won’t name any names) are still nursing hangovers from celebrating St. Patrick’s Day over the weekend, so I’d like to issue a friendly reminder that St. Patrick’s Day is actually this Tuesday (March 17). And with a little experimentation and a bottle of Teeling Irish Whiskey, I’ve created a St. Patrick’s Day cocktail that surely isn’t for the faint of heart. I’ve added a spicy kick to the classic Whiskey Sour cocktail thanks to the addition of fresh jalapeno, and created what I’ve dubbed “The Spicy Shamrock.”

Check out “The Spicy Shamrock” recipe below, and cheers to a Lushworthy, St. Patrick’s Day!

INGREDIENTS

1.5 oz Teeling Irish Whiskey 1.5 oz Fresh Lemon Juice 2 oz Water 1.5 tsp Sugar 2 Jalapeno Slices

Maraschino Cherry

DIRECTIONS

Add Teeling Irish Whiskey to a shaker with no ice. Add one jalapeno slice and muddle. Add fresh lemon juice, water, sugar, and ice. Shake contents. Double strain into a rocks glass filled with ice, using both the shaker strainer and a mesh strainer to capture any seeds from the jalapeno. Garnish with jalapeno slice and maraschino cherry.

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If there’s one thing you can always get your hands on on St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) it’s beer, and lots of it, especially the green-hued stuff. And there’s absolutely nothing wrong with chugging down a few ice cold brews during St. Patrick’s Day, but if you’re in the market for something a little outside of the norm then there’s plenty of St. Paddy’s Day-inspired cocktails to choose from. Whether you’re in the market for a dessert cocktail courtesy of Pinnacle Vodka or in the mood for something with a little more history behind it, take the Tullamore D.E.W.-made “The Montserrat” for example, then you should definitely be able to find your ideal St. Patrick’s Day cocktail from the list below.

The Montserrat (Pictured Above)

INGREDIENTS

2 parts Tullamore D.E.W. Original 1 part cloudy apple juice 1 brown sugar cube Dash Angostura Bitters

Large orange ‘Horses Neck’ twist

DIRECTIONS

Muddle brown sugar cube, bitters and small amount of Tullamore D.E.W. in bottom of rocks glass. Fill glass with cubed ice. Stir to dilute, adding Tullamore D.E.W. slowly. Add more ice as necessary. Afterwards, add apple juice and garnish with an orange twist. Read more

If you live in the Atlanta area and are still stumped on where you’ll be partying it up on St. Patrick’s Day then you may want to consider checking out Buckhead pub Fado. They’ll be having a full blown St. Patrick’s Day extravaganza which they’ve dubbed Paddython 2012 this Saturday.  And in case you like to know what you’re getting yourself into then definitely check out the video above which showcases past Paddython festivities. Tickets to the event are $15 at the door and can be purchased online for $10.

Also, everyone be sure to sign that Guinness party pledge using the optional code LUSH!! The three bloggers who receive the most pledges will receive a trip to Ireland so let’s get those Lushworthy pledge numbers up! Click here for more info on Guinness’ attempt to break a Guinness World Record.

Before I hit you guys with a few fun facts about Guinness let me first remind you that there’s only five days left to sign the Guinness pledge to help them break a Guinness World Record. All you have to do to sign the pledge is visit Guinness.com, verify your age, click “Count Me In” and BE SURE TO USE THE WORD LUSH AS THE OPTIONAL CODE. I receive a dollar per pledge and would really love this trip to Ireland they’re giving away to the bloggers with the most pledges. So your help would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

Now on to these Guinness facts you can impress your friends with as you sip on your Guinness of choice this St. Patrick’s Day…

St. Patrick’s Day will soon be upon us and if you’re scouring the net for a few festive cocktail ideas then look no further than these drink recipes from Camarena Tequila. Camarena has quite a few unique cocktails lined up for St. Patty’s Day but the “Camarena Shamrock Shaker” and the “Mexican Shamrock Shooter” really grabbed my attention. The “Camarena Shamrock Shaker” looks amazing and that tequila, Butterscotch Schnapps, and Irish cream combination for the “Mexican Shamrock Shooter” sounds pretty delicious.

Camarena Shamrock Shaker

INGREDIENTS

1 1/2 oz Familia Camarena Reposado Tequila

1/2 oz Sour Apple Liqueur

1/4 oz Agave Nectar

2 oz Lime Juice

DIRECTIONS

Combine liquids in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into chilled martini glass. Garnish with a fan of thinly sliced green apples. Read more