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    St. Paddy's Day Cocktail

    If you're at all in to cocktails do yourself a favor and mix one of these for the blessed Saint's Day.

    Cameronís Kick Cocktail

    1 oz Scotch Whisky (Dewar's 12)
    1 oz Irish Whiskey (Erin Go Bragh 6)
    1/2 oz Lemon Juice
    1/2 oz Orgeat Syrup

    Shake well and strain into cocktail glass. (Squeeze orange peel on top.)

    My girlfriend and I have been trying out different Irish whiskey cocktails for several years and this is by far my favorite. Plus, given the fact that I am currently working on a play about Mary, Queen of Scots, it fits that bill as well. Two great Celts come together in one fine drink. Go easy on the orgeat and use any middling Scotch and Irish.

    Happy St. Paddy's day

    -Mike
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    -True Grit by Charles Portis

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    Re: St. Paddy's Day Cocktail

    It might be interesting to try it with Michael Collins instead of Dewars...since the Michael Collins is peated...for an all Irish cocktail.

    The Irish have St. Patrick and the Scots have either St. Andrew (Nov 30th) or St. Columba (June 9th)....so St. Pat's falls almost half way between.
    Last edited by Jono; 03-15-2009 at 18:46.

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    Re: St. Paddy's Day Cocktail

    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    It might be interesting to try it with Michael Collins instead of Dewars...since the Michael Collins is peated...for an all Irish cocktail.

    The Irish have St. Patrick and the Scots have either St. Andrew (Nov 30th) or St. Columba (June 9th)....so St. Pat's falls almost half way between.

    I vote to make St. Andrew's Day and St. George's Day (April 23rd) official drinking holidays as well.

    On April 23rd, we all deck our homes in Red and White, so we can enjoy lots and lots of Ale.

    November 30th shall see us all decorating with thistles and drinking lots of Scotch.


    Seriously, why should the Irish and the Germans have all the fun?
    "Suppose he's got a pointed stick!?!"

    - Eric Idle, Monty Python's Flying Circus

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    Re: St. Paddy's Day Cocktail

    I think if we try we can fill out the entire 365 day calendar!

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    Re: St. Paddy's Day Cocktail

    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    I think if we try we can fill out the entire 365 day calendar!
    The Catholics have plenty of Saints-- it's entirely possible!
    "Suppose he's got a pointed stick!?!"

    - Eric Idle, Monty Python's Flying Circus

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    Re: St. Paddy's Day Cocktail

    I was struck by this thread title because, at one time, "Paddy" was considered a derogatory term on a par with "dago" and "kike." I guess no one uses it that way today but I still recoil from it because of that history. For more, see How the Irish Became White, by Noel Ignatiev.

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    Re: St. Paddy's Day Cocktail

    I did not know that. I will be more careful in the future. No offense intended.

    -Mike
    "This is the real article. It is double-rectified busthead from Madison County, aged in the keg. A little spoonful would do you a power of good."

    -True Grit by Charles Portis

 

 

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