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St. Patrick's Day 2014 cocktail recipes

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One of the most celebrated “holidays” of the year is St. Patrick’s Day. Green beer, funny hats and more green beer have made March 17 a countdown-worthy destination on the calendar.

For 30 years of his life, St. Patrick brought hope to Ireland by establishing churches and monasteries across the country. The day of his death, March 17, 461 A.D., has since been a day for the Irish to celebrate the saint for converting the pagans to Christianity.

In America, where there are more people of Irish descent than in Ireland itself, St. Patrick's Day has become a cultural icon and across the world Irish and non-Irish alike join the party.

On this March 17 there will no doubt be millions of Americans enjoying St. Patrick’s Day 2014; below are three recipes for your weekend St. Patricks celebration needs.

Irish Buck

  • 1.5 oz Irish Whiskey
  • .25 oz Fresh lime juice
  • 2 oz Ginger ale
  • Lime wheel for garnish
  1. Add the whiskey and lime juice to a Collins glass filled with ice.
  2. Top with the ginger ale and garnish with a lime wheel.

Irish Coffee

  • 1.5 oz Jameson Irish Whiskey
  • 1 oz Brown sugar syrup (one part brown sugar, one part water
  • Hot brewed coffee
  • Unsweetened cream, lightly whipped

Add the whiskey and syrup to an Irish Coffee glass and fill two-thirds of the way with coffee. Top with one inch of whipped cream.

Emerald Isle

  • 1 part Gin
  • 1 tsp Green Crème de menthe
  • 2 dashes bitters
  1. Pour the ingredients into an ice-filled cocktail shaker and shake well.
  2. Strain into a chilled martini glass.

Enjoy your St. Patrick's Day 2014

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