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Monday, March 17, 2008

Not Such a Long Way from Tipperary

Happy St. Patrick's Day! This year, eschew the green beer and go for something classic to celebrate the saint who drove the snakes out of Ireland. Since Patrick himself was Gallic descent, it seems somehow appropriate to mix a little Chartreuse, courtesy of France's Carthusian monks, into this cocktail that shares a name with a town in southern Ireland. The following recipe is adapted from the 1922 book by Scotsman Harry McElhone, ABC of Mixing Cocktails.

2 oz. Irish whiskey
3/4 oz. Carpano Antica Formula or other sweet vermouth
1/2 oz. green Chartreuse
Glass: cocktail
Garnish: lemon twist

Combine ingredients in an ice-filled mixing glass and stir. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, garnish and serve.



Anonymous said...

Wow. Irish Whiskey and Chartruese...wouldn't have thought of that...

Geoff said...

I had a cocktail on St. Patricks Day, I think even called the St. Patricks Cocktail, with Irish whiskey, green Chartreuse, bitters and crème de menthe. It sounded like a questionable combination but actually worked pretty well.