The day before St. Patrick’s day and I was going to have one last Irish cocktail to prepare myself for my all day pub crawl with my buddies Mike and Brett. As I thumbed through the Ultimate Bar Book I found a cocktail named Everybody’s Irish. How could I lose with this cocktail, right? Well, I lost. Big time. For once my thought that there’s no way this combination of ingredients can taste good came true. I’m going to post the recipe here, but I can not suggest that you actually try this one, unless of course, some person in the distant future attempts to recreate my journey because I’ve become famous. Even then, though, I’d give dispensation to skip this drink!
So, without further adieu, I give you Everybody’s Irish.
- 2 oz Irish Whiskey
- 1/4 oz green Chartreuse
- 1/4 oz green Creme de Menthe
Combine the ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake, shake, shake. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a green olive.
Overwhelming mint and anise flavors just knocked me on me ass with this one. While I did drink it all, it was awful, with the brine from the olive just adding injury to the insult of this cocktail. I think it’s whole purpose is to be green, which it is – a very bright, almost flourescent, green! One last note, Chartreuse is one of the few liqueurs not in stock at the Twilight Lounge, so substituted Pernod. The flavors of the two are very similar although the Pernod is not green like the Chartreuse.
My next post will get into our adventures from St. Patrick’s day. Until then…