Our lifestyle blogger Camila Alves visits a New Orleans bar to play bartender for the day! There, she whips up specialty Irish-inspired cocktails for St. Patrick’s Day. For more from Camila, follow her on Twitter at @iamcamilaalves, Facebook at iamcamilaalves and Instagram at iamcamilaalves!
Ok guys, I was thinking about St. Patrick’s Day and I thought, let’s be honest, for most of us this holiday is all about drinking and celebrating the Irish! So I went to Saints and Sinners, a bar in New Orleans that’s co-owned by my friends Channing Tatum and Kurtz, to shake up some easy but very tasty drink recipes!
With help from Kurtz and the great Joe Palmer who’s a bartender at the bar, I got down and dirty (and maybe a little tipsy) whipping up these drinks on Bourbon street right in the middle of the French Quarter! Thank you Kurtz for being the designated driver that day!
Try one of our four cocktails below, and let me know what you think of the drinks!
½ oz. Jameson Irish Whiskey
½ oz. Green Crème de Menthe
1 oz. White Crème de Cacao
2 cherries through a sword/stir straw
Fill ice shaker with ice and fill with first 3 ingredients. Pour in a rocks or bucket glass. Top with cream and sprinkle with sugar. Garnish with 2 cherries (for drunken, bloodshot eyes!)
Pot of Gold
2 oz. vodka
½ oz. St. Germain Elderflower Liquor
2 cucumber slices for garnish
Green sugar rim
Fill Collins glass with ice and fill with the vodka, elderflower liquor and ginger beer. Add. cucumber and green-tinted sugar rim for garnish.
¾ oz. Kahlua
¾ oz. Amaretto
2 oz. cream or milk
Green sprinkles (cake sprinkles) or sugar
Served in a rocks/Bucket glass
Fill rocks or bucket glass with ice. Add next 3 ingredients and top with green sugar.
Baby Guinness (shot)
1 ¼ oz. Kahlua
½ oz. Bailey’s Irish Cream
Layer Bailey’s on top of the Kahlua in shot glass.
And for my Irish friends …
Slainte – cheers! (this translates to ‘Health’ in Gailige)
Slainte Mhaith – Good Health
Slainte Chugat – Health to you
The a in Slainte has a fada (grave in French)
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!