Here on the Dark Isles there’s few holidays we love as much as Halloween. However St. Patrick’s day is right on up there. The day when every American is Irish and an any meaning the holiday may have had is lost in a deluge of dye, beer, and highway blood. Sure the Holiday is full of wonderful beer’s, amazing food, and the occasional Irish Car Bomb, but we feel we can play to.
Luckily the Dark Isle’s Daiquiri Den has a regular this time of year. Old pirate Captain Haggerty and his ghostly crew come to drink with the ghouls and bring along a healthy amount of whiskey and tea. Of course being a God fearing bar man I do what I can to soothe the lost souls of these wayward Catholics with a good dose of Chartreuse, and a healthy pour of fresh citrus to keep them from rotting…further. We add a flourish of spice and french style to brighten their day and serve it with some colors of home. Whats good for the ghost pirate is good for the gander some might say.
If you prefer your St. Patrick’s day fair with abit more green you can add a teaspoon of green crème de menthe. I feel it really unbalances the drink however and I prefer it without this addition. If you need a super green Tiki cocktail may we suggest the Fu Manchu or Missionary’s Downfall from Beachbum Remixed. This has a nice light green tint with a good lick of whiskey and herbs.
2 oz Irish Whiskey
¾ oz Green Chartreuse
1 oz Lime Juice
¼ oz White Grapefruit juice
½ oz Green Tea Syrup
½ oz Domaine De Canton
6 drops Verte Absinthe
Garnish: One Lime and One orange wheel on the Rim of the glass.
Shake with cube ice and strain into a chimney. Then garnish and serve. For the green tea syrup take hot freshly brewed green tea and blend with an equal amount of sugar.
This drink pack an herbal wowee. It’s like your hippy neighbor you steal vegetables from in the summer packed half a fire cracker with fresh herbs and then made you smoke it because the asshole won’t come off some friggan peppers. To personal? Anyhow the chartreuse, absinthe, and Domaine de Canton all marry together to really dominate the drink. The lime keeps things fresh and the syrup lifts and adds to the whole herbaciousness. Oddly enough you can taste a lot more of the whiskey if you omit the puny amount of absinthe. We used Bushmills but perhaps you could use a more assertive Irish whiskey like Powers. We recommend almost all of them, except Jameson. It’s little more than lightly citrusy vodka with color. Anyhow we recommend you try it with and without absinthe to see which you prefer. We like them both.
When march winds down so will old Captain Haggerty stumble back into his undersea grave. Until then those of us at the Dark Isles Daiquiri Den wish you unpleasant dreams…
“And you get Hammered America! Drive safe on amateur night!” -JFL