it’s Irish cocktails time!

Happy Saint Patrick’s day everybody! I know, I could’ve made green smoothies, green salads, green cupcakes, greet sweeties or just something healthier and I made cocktails? Well, everything else sounded a bit too boring. Besides it’s the perfect event to indulge with some high alcoholic treats, something I normally don’t do :) I actually don’t like drinking whiskey, it burns my throat, but whisky with mint is something quite different, not to mention the sweet and exotic crème de menthe with coconut milk for the ladies…

Whiskey is our best man most favorite drink, irish whiskey to be exact. So over the years I learnt everything there is know about it and even bought some whiskey glasses. The collection is quite comprehensive, we have Bushmills, Jameson, Tullamore Dew, young ones, 12 year old ones, you name it. We have it all. May be that’s why my father loves to come by for a drink :)

Mint and milk though is something very different. The cocktail was invented or may be discovered during one of our vacations. It was hot, wet, lazy evening and we needed something refreshing to get the conversation going. One of our friends suggested Crème de Menthe, we all agreed and the drink was born. Everybody in the company likes it in his own way – with milk, with sprite, only with ice cubes and my favorite with coconut milk. The perfect summer drink, fresh, cold and absolutely delicious! :)

Rodopi, Bulgaria

St Patrick's day cocktails

Whiskey cocktail
  • 1 oz whiskey, 30 ml
  • 1 oz Crème de Menthe, 30 ml
  • ice cubes
Instructions:

1. Add ice to the glasses
2. Pour the whiskey
3. Add Green Crème de Menthe
4. Stir well and serve :)

Crème de Menthe cocktail
  • 1 oz Crème de Menthe, 30 ml
  • 3 oz coconut milk, 90 ml
  • ice cubes
  • fresh mint leaves, optional
  • ice cream, optional
Instructions:

1. Add ice to the glasses
2. Pour Green Crème de Menthe
3. Add the coconut milk
4. Stir well and serve :)

cheers!
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Nadia Petrova

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9 Comments

  1. I hope he does, we are in love with it! I even plan on creating my saturday dinner party around it :)

  2. Gorgeous!! Really…I want to try them right now…but will wait until I’m out of work today. I especially love the idea of the coconut milk…definitely trying that! Happy Friday!!

  3. I’m in love with the pictures despite the fact that I do not drink, but I am imagining a lime lemonade with mint extract ;)

    Great work as always! Keep your chin up!

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