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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.

Our mixologists have come up with two twists on classic cocktails and a few new ones 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.

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.

Ingredients

·       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.

Ingredients

  • 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.

Elevenses

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.

Ingredients

  • 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.

Ingredients

  • 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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