When you think of St Patrick’s day, one pastime comes to mind — drinking.
Did you know that enjoying a beverage in honour of Ireland’s patron saint is actually rooted in Christian tradition?
We drink on St Patrick’s Day to honour Ireland’s patron saint, on the anniversary of the day he died. Historically, this is the day Christians put aside the food and alcohol restrictions of Lent — which explains the link with drinking!
Over time, this day of indulgence has grown into a bigger celebration of Irish culture, heritage and traditions. Not only in Ireland, but across the world.
For too long, St Patrick's day has been all about Guinness and being green. But garish green cocktails have been done to death. Besides, they don't always taste or look that great. So instead, why not focus on the Irish's second love after the black stuff... Irish Whiskey.
Alongside twists on classic cocktails that our talented Brand Ambassadors created last year, we have added a few new ones for 2019 that really bring Irish Whiskey to life. For good measure, we've even thrown in a green cocktail that we think tastes as good as it looks.
Pistachio Irish Coffee
Why not try this twist on a classic Irish Coffee? It'll look like you're having a glass of the black stuff but it's actually something a little warmer...
· 35ml Jameson’s Black Barrell
· 125ml of Fresh Brewed Coffee
· 25ml Funkin Pro Spiced Syrup
· Top with double cream, infused with toasted, salted pistachio
Combine the first Jameson's Black Barrell, Fresh Brewed Coffee and Funkin Pro Spice Syrup into a glass, whip the pistachio cream and top with cold, thick cream. Garnish with salted pistachio powder.
A dessert and a drink? What's not to love!
· 25ml Bailey’s
· 25ml PX Sherry
· 15ml Jameson’s Irish Whiskey
· 25ml Toasted Almond Infused Cream
· 25ml Funkin Pro Coconut Puree
· Top with 15ml of Tawny Port
Combine all the ingredients in a Boston tin with plenty of ice, shake and strain over ice. Garnish desiccated toasted coconut.
Irish Whiskey Sour
First mentioned in a Wisconsin newspaper called the Waukesha Plain Dealer in 1870, an Irish Whiskey Sour is a classical choice for St Paddy’s.
The ideal mix of sweet and sour, this old favourite that has stood the test of time, much like our favourite holiday.
· 50 ml Jameson Irish Whiskey
· 100 ml Funkin Sour Mix
Combine all the ingredients in a Boston tin with plenty of ice, hard shake and strain over ice. Garnish with a lemon wheel.
The Granny Smithfield
This tasty concoction gets its name from the original home of Jameson Irish Whiskey and the Granny Smith apples that make it so delicious.
Established in 1780 on Dublin Bow Street, Smithfield, Dublin, the distillery is an icon of Irish drinking culture, which you can still visit today.
The Granny Smithfield is a beautiful balance of apple and lemon juice with the distinguishable smoothness of Jameson Irish Whiskey — perfect for sharing with friends.
- 50 ml Jameson Irish Whiskey
- 50 ml Funkin Green Apple Puree
- 12.5 ml sugar syrup
- 12.5 ml pure pour lemon
Shake in a Boston tin with plenty of ice and serve in a short glass over ice and garnish with an apple slice.
This is cocktail made for sitting back, relaxing and taking some ‘me time’. Inspired by the traditional late morning break, it brings together breakfast tea, fruity preserves and irish whiskey to create notes of biscuit and dry fruit.
Using tea in alcoholic drinks dates as far back as 1727. This sophisticated combination predates even the most classic of cocktails and was a favourite base for very early punches. For a more refined St Patrick’s Day, this drink is ideal.
- 60 ml Jameson Crested Irish Whiskey
- 2 barspoons Funkin pro raspberry puree.
- 20 ml Funkin pure pour lemon
- 50 ml Breakfast tea (strongly brewed).
Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice. Hard shake and strain over fresh ice in a Collins glass. Garnish with a lemon twist to garnish. For a bit of fun garnish with a tea bag.
Irish Espresso Martini
It’s believed that the original Espresso Martini was born at Brasserie Soho in the 1980’s. We’ve given it an Irish twist with Jameson Caskmaster Irish Whiskey.
Move over Guinness (but not entirely) there's a new kid on the block. Try shaking things up to celebrate St. Patrick's day with the Irish Espresso Martini.
- 25 ml Jameson Caskmaster Irish Whiskey
- 12.5 ml cold espresso coffee
- 12.5 ml vodka
- 12.5 ml Coffee Liqueur
- 50 ml irish stout
Combine the ingredients, bar the stout, in a shaker with plenty of ice and hard shake. Strain into a chilled Martini glass, top with 50 ml Irish Stout.
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