Drink me, I'm Irish!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Saint Patrick's day is coming up this weekend (Sunday to be exact) and it's always fun to dress up in green and drink with your friends all day! If you are having a party with friends or are not sure what to order while you are out, here are two really great drink options (alcoholic / non alcoholic) that will have everyone thinking you are Irish!
For the non drinker:

Green Lantern (non alcoholic)

What You'll Need

1 cup fresh parsley
1 cup cold water
club soda
1/2 teaspoon grated lime zest 
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup lime juice  
Lime slices for garnish (optional)

1. Put all ingredients, except the soda, into a blender. Cover and puree for 60 seconds. 
2. Strain the blender puree through a sieve into a glass or other transparent pitcher.
3. Serve the beverage over ice adding club soda to fill the glasses.
4. Garnish with a slice of lime on the rim of the glass.

Dublin Old Fashioned (For the gal who likes a stiff drink...take it easy)

What You'll Need

1/2 teaspoon sugar
5 mint leaves
1/4 oz. lime juice
1.5 oz. whiskey
1/8 oz. absinthe (Less is probably a good idea)


1. Fill a glass with ice and set it aside.
2. Place 5 mint leaves, 1/4 oz. lime juice, and 1/2 teaspoon sugar together at the bottom of the shaker.
3. Whiskey and ice (from glass) to shaker and shake until it is mixed well.
4. Pour a VERY small amount of absinthe into the glass and swirl it around until it coats the whole glass, then pour the absinthe out.
5. Strain the shaker into the glass and top it off with club soda!

Remember to drink responsibly! If you drink, take a taxi or walk home! Be safe and have fun!


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