Kiss Me, I’m Irish
Catch some luck of the Irish tomorrow, as we host our USQ St. Patrick’s Day party from 2 to 5pm. Our pot of liquid gold features tastes of Irish whiskey and Irish cream from Emerald Isle producers including Jameson’s, Redbreast, Midleton’s, Bushmill’s, Tullamore Dew, Concannon, Coole Swan, and Ryan’s Irish. Be sure to don green, though, because you don’t want a nasty pinch from our team of leprechauns.
Admission to this tasting is free, and reservations are not required.
Looking for a cocktail to spice up your St. Paddy’s Day party? Check out our concoction, the Tyrconnell Clementine and a lucky standby, the Nutty Irishman.
Leprechauns Like Single Malt…Irish Whiskey
Every now and then, we get the shakers and strainers out at USQ and come up with our own seasonal cocktails. The most recent was a springy St. Patty’s Day concoction based on Tyrconnell Single Malt Irish Whiskey. Since Scotch cocktails are “having a moment right now” we felt it necessary to include their isle neighbors. Tyrconnell’s is made from 100 percent malted barley, a sweet and complex whiskey where no peat is used. Try the refreshing Tyrconnell Clementine for this year’s unseasonably warm St. Patty’s Day party.
2 oz Tyrconnell Single Malt Irish Whiskey
2 oz St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
1 oz freshly squeezed Clementine juice
½ oz Dolin Dry Vermouth
4 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters
Combine all ingredients in a shaker. Fill with ice and shake well. Strain into a martini glass. No garnish necessary, but feel free to skewer a Clementine segment for presentation.
Now we know that’s a quite involved cocktail, especially as the day and evening progresses. Which is why we’re tipping you off to this evening sipper that serves as the best nightcap leprechauns can offer, Nutty Irishman.
Combine equal parts Irish Cream (such as Bailey’s or Ryan’s), Frangelico, and heavy cream into a rocks glass. Garnish with a nutmeg sprinkle.
Get the ingredients here.