"Leprechauns are given to excess. Nothing appeals to a Leprechaun like a binge of whiskey, Guinness, pipe tobacco ,and snuff, and despite their small stature, they can handle surprising quantities of alcohol." -Colin Chapman, Leprechuanologist
With mixed reviews about the health implications of food dyes and green beer feeling "done," we wanted to offer you a couple of alternatives to satiate even your trickiest leprechauns this St. Patrick's Day. Stir up these easy cocktails and they'll be sure to grant all three of your wishes; just be careful what you ask for!
- BITTERMILK No. 2
- Cucumber slices
Pour Champagne into flute. Add a splash of Bittermilk No. 2. Garnish with a cucumber slice, either floating or sliced and positioned on the side of the glass.
Notes from Amy: The champagne and Bittermilk No. 2 portions of the recipe are courtesy of Bittermilk. I added cucumber slices for a touch of green and a compliment to the Elderflower essence in the Bittermilk. My friend and I made green mimosas for our local St Patrick’s Day party in Baton Rouge, but this would be a great alternative as the Bittermilk is much lighter than OJ and far less acidic.
SHORT + STOUT
- Owl's Brew Coco-Lada
- Guinness or other stout beer
- Orange slices
Fill a pilsner glass or beer mug (frozen, if you have time) half full with Owl's Brew Coco-Lada and top with Guinness or other stout. Garnish with fresh orange slice. This recipe courtesy of The Owl's Brew.
Notes from Amy: The coco-lada has a creamy flavor which is a compliment to the stout beer, and cuts its bitterness. I’m not usually a big Guinness fan, but the addition of the Owl’s Brew really created new tastes! Be sure to chill the Coco-Lada before making these, if you don’t like warmer beer.