Thinking back on this week, I have to say that I’ve never had a green beer. Why? Because it’s kind of hokey. Now, that doesn’t mean that a week that centers on celebrating our Irish heritage (no matter how large or small the percentage…) shouldn’t have a specialty drink or two. And no, I’m not talking about a Shamrock Shake – I’m talking about a very good cocktail named after the famous Irish attraction, The Blarney Stone.
It’s a pretty simple drink, actually. Take:
3 oz Irish whiskey
1/2 oz citronage (or cointreau or triple-sec)
1/2 oz herbsaint (or absinthe)
dash of bitters
Mix in a glass with ice, or shake over ice and serve up.
As this is a pretty darn potent potable, we prefer ours on the rocks. And certainly after one, you might be amazed how great you think your powers of persuasion might be.