The countdown to St. Patrick's Day on Friday 17th March has begun. It's the day where everybody feels a little bit Irish. So prepare your Irish Stew, paint yourself green, grab your Dubliner Whiskey or Feeney's Irish Cream and make some of these Irish cocktails at home. Have the craic and be a Dubliner. Slainte!
The 'Molly Malone' Mule - named after the unofficial anthem of Dublin, this effervescent cocktail combines delicious Dubliner Irish Whiskey with spicy ginger beer and lime for a fun twist:
- Add ice to a copper julep cup.
- Pour in 35-50ml of The Dubliner Irish Whiskey (depending on preference) and the juice of a quarter of a lime.
- Top up with ginger beer and garnish with a sprig of mint, lime wedge and a slice of ginger (optional).
The Dubliner Spire, named after the striking 120 metre high Dublin landmark, is a refreshing, no-fuss cocktail, which is easy to make. The Dubliner Irish Whiskey is enriched with sweet honey and a little lemon for a citrus twist.
- Drizzle some honey into a small amount of boiling water in a tall Collins glass and stir.
- Add ice into the glass, take a handful of mint leaves and clap the mint in your hands, add to the glass and top with more ice.
- Add the juice of quarter of a lemon and 35-50ml of The Dubliner Irish Whiskey (depending on preference) to the glass and stir gently.
- Top with lemonade and garnish with a wedge of lemon and sprig of mint.
- Add an extra drizzle of honey to taste.
Another great cocktail is The Dubliner & Honeycomb Liqueur Bees Knees:
- Add ice to the cocktail shaker.
- Pour in 50ml The Dubliner Honeycomb and 20ml honey syrup and 20ml of fresh lemon juice.
- Shake, strain into a martini glass and garnish with lemon zest - perfect!
A great cocktail to end St Patrick's Day with is a luxurious Feeney's Irish Coffee:
- Heat gently 100ml Feeney's Irish Cream Liqueur with 1 cup of freshly brewed coffee.
- Pour into a toddy glass and top with 1 teaspoon of whipped cream and chocolate shavings.