Lucky Libations For A Lively St. Patrick's Day

Your Monday Funday is right around the corner! That’s right, it’s St. Patrick’s day which means the majority of New Yorkers will be at Irish Pubs or fixing up some Irish inspired cocktails at home. Throw on your Leprechaun hat and try these lucky libations:

The tiny Caribbean Island of Montserrat celebrates St. Patrick’s Day in honor of the proud mutineers of Irish slaves who fought a failed rebellion against their colonial masters on March 17, 1768. Ever since, in true Irish spirit, St. Patrick’s Day has been a public holiday on Montserrat – the Emerald Isle of the Caribbean. There are just two countries in the world where St. Patrick’s Day is a public holiday: Ireland and Montserrat.

The Montserrat
2 parts Tullamore D.E.W. Original
1 part cloudy apple juice
1 brown sugar cube
Dash Angostura Bitters
Large orange ‘Horses Neck’ twist
Muddle brown sugar cube, bitters and small amount of Tullamore D.E.W. in bottom of rocks glass. Fill glass with cubed ice. Stir to dilute, adding Tullamore D.E.W. slowly. Add more ice as necessary. Afterwards, add apple juice and garnish with an orange twist.

2 GINGERS is a smooth, malty and slightly sweet premium, blended Irish whiskey which was founded in Minnesota by native Irishman Kieran Folliard. 2 GINGERS just launched nationally last month, and lucky for us it is now available across the country. If you’re not a master behind the bar try the easy to make Big Ginger.

Big Ginger
2 parts 2 GINGERS Irish Whiskey
Ginger Ale
Lemon Wedge
Lime Wedge
Pour the 2 GINGERS Irish Whiskey into a pint glass with ice. Top with ginger ale, followed by a wedge of a lemon and lime.

If vodka is your drink of choice, don’t worry you can still get into the green spirit. Our friends at ZING shared their favorite colorful cocktail:

AmaZING Luck
1.5 oz. ZING Vodka
5 Cucumber Chunks (approx 1 oz. juice)
1 Basil Leaf
Splash Lime Juice
Muddle cucumber and basil. Add ingredients and shake served up.
Garnish with a Cucumber. Pour into a Highball Rocks or coupe.

BLT Steak does everything right from the popovers to the steaks to the sides to the cocktails. Try the Green Goblin there or in the comfort of your own home with this recipe that they shared:

Green Goblin
4 muddled mint leaves

½ bar spoon of granulated sugar

1 1/2 oz Finlandia Vodka

¼ oz triple sec

¼ oz green Crème de Menthe

Splash of Angostura Bitters
2 oz ginger beer
Muddle mint leaves. Add sugar, vodka, triple sec, green creme de menthe and bitters. Shake with ice. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice and top with ginger beer.

Go all Irish and combine Jameson, Bailey’s AND Guinness with this shake from GO Burger Bar & Grill.

Kiss Me I'm Irish Shake
1oz. Jameson
 Irish Whiskey
1oz. Bailey's
 Irish Cream
3oz. Guinness
Vanilla Ice Cream
Coffee Ice Cream (or shot of espresso)

Green food coloring
Blend equal parts vanilla ice cream and coffee ice cream (or shot of espresso) with Jameson, Bailey's and Guinness. Garnish with whipped cream, shamrock sprinkles, and a green shamrock cookie.

For another gorgeous green cocktail heavy on the booze, make your way to Taproom No. 307 for the Moonshine Punch.

Moonshine Punch
1 oz Cat Daddy Moonshine
1 oz Victorian Lemonade
2 oz IPA
Dash Grapefruit Hop Bitters
Dash green coloring
Pour over ice in highball glass. Garnish with Hop Flower.

Lastly, yet most importantly, you want to spare yourself any embarassment in the office on Tuesday, so we suggest starting your evening with NEVER HUNGOVER. This great tasting dietary supplement comprised of a natural vitamin blend, antioxidants, amino acids, nutrients and minerals is packaged in a 2oz bottle that can be consumed as a shot or a mixer and is perfect for when you’re on the go. It takes up to an hour before or while consuming alcohol to work and for optimal results take one bottle per four drinks. NEVER HUNGOVER is caffeine and gluten free, and contains zero carbs, calories and sugars. CLICK HERE to find out where you can buy this hangover helper. Let the fun begin!


By Ashley Caputo