There are a lot of ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day that don’t involve Irish whiskey, but with such a good excuse, why not indulge? Besides, stick with Irish whiskey, and it’s easier to avoid green food coloring in your glass.
Recipe: Irish Kilt
- 2 oz. Irish whiskey
- 1 oz. Scotch
- 1 oz. lemon juice
- 1 oz. simple syrup
- 3 dashes orange bitters
- Combine all the ingredients in a shaker filled with ice.
- Shake well to combine.
- Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
- Serve garnished with a lemon or orange twist.
And speaking of green food coloring, repeat after me:
Green beer is not Irish.
Cutesy green drinks are not Irish.
Crème de menthe is not Irish.
Please, as a personal favor to The BeerLady, don’t sully St. Patrick’s Day by putting green food coloring in fizzy yellow mass market beer and calling it Irish. Guinness, Harp, Irish whiskey – now, that’s Irish.