Thursday, March 15, 2012

A Toast to St. Patrick’s

"May the winds of fortune sail you,
May you sail a gentle sea.
May it always be the other guy
who says, "this drink's on me."

End your St. Patrick’s Day toast with a hearty ‘Sláinte!’ (pronounced ‘slawn-cha’), which means Health! and is the equivalent to ‘Cheers!’  (For more fun toasts, visit
This Thirsty Thursday, of course we feel the need to spotlight drinks that will work especially well for this weekend’s St. Pat’s celebrations – beyond the typical “green” beer. 
First, here’s a list of tasty alcoholic beverages that will help turn your favorite cocktail green without resorting to food coloring:
--Absinthe (sometimes called “the green fairy”
-- Green Crème de Menthe
-- Midori Melon Liqueur
-- Sour Apple Schnapps
-- UV Green Vodka – an apple-flavored vodka with a bright green color.
Here’s a yummy green cocktail recipe that, of course, incorporates Irish Whiskey:
--2 oz. Irish whiskey image
-- 1 Tbspn green crème de menthe
-- 1 Tbspn Green Chartreuse
  1. Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
For more fun green cocktails, visit

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