The Irish Flag // A Festive St. Patrick's Day Drink
Tomorrow will be my last St. Patrick's Day in Ireland, for the foreseeable future, so a bonus celebratory post, with a cocktail to cheers, felt right!
There is no denying that Ireland and their pubs are internationally known. Seriously, in any country in the world you're bound to find an Irish pub with a Guinness neon light shining and the tricolour flag flying. So naturally, the next step was to create a cocktail that celebrates the ultimate pride.
Wexford's The Sky & The Ground was kind enough to whip up The Irish Flag for me and to provide a lovely photo shoot backdrop. When you need a break from the beer or Jameson tomorrow this cocktail will do the trick!
The Irish Flag
Makes 1 Shot
- 1/3 shot Crème de Menthe
- 1/3 shot Baileys Irish Cream
- 1/3 shot Hennessy Brandy
Pour the Crème de Menthe into the bottom of a shot glass. Gently float the Baileys on top, followed by the Hennessy. Enjoy your tricolour!
Once the novelty has worn off, I recommend transferring the drink to an iced cocktail glass, as pictured below.
Recipe modified from Best of Irish Traditional Cooking by Biddy White Lennon. Her recipe is a cocktail versus shot, adding one shot of each liquor to a cocktail glass. I found that to be too much liquor, but you decide.
Lastly, thank you for all the positive feedback on my Chocolate Guinness Cake post from earlier this week. One of my followers shared with me that they plan to make the cake for Easter. Yum! Add some coconut or jelly beans on top to jazz it up for the holiday and dessert is set.