We've all been there. Hosting a St. Patrick's Day party. Hoping for something more than green beer, but not knowing where to turn. Fear not, friend - we've solved this one for you. Spice up your celebrations from the typical beer and whiskey selections and make your party drinks ones to remember.
Bartender Reggie Cunningham of the Bushwick Country Club bar in Brooklyn is credited with naming and popularizing the Pickleback shot in May 2006 after a customer requested a drink of pickle brine. Reggie suggested a shot of whiskey first, followed by the shot of pickle brine.The unusual combination of whiskey and pickle juice has become a favorite at bars everywhere since.
1. Pour a shot of bourbon whiskey, and a chilled shot of pickle juice (the original is made with McClure's spicy pickle brine)
2. Take whiskey shot and chase with pickle brine
This festive take on an ice cream float combines the classic smooth flavor of Guinness Stout with the twist of mint chocolate chip ice cream. It's like your very own pot of gold, no rainbow required.
1. In a pint glass, pour a fresh Guinness 3/4 of the way to the lip of the glass.
2. Take your shake out of the freezer and use an ice cream scoop or large spoon to scoop 2 scoops into your beer.
The Irish Flag Shot is everything you'd want in a festive drink and more. Baileys, Orange Liqueur and Green Creme de Menthe make this quick drink go down a little too smooth, and just might leaving you wanting more.
1. Pour the creme de menthe into the shot glass.
2. Slowly float the Baileys Irish Cream over the creme de menthe by pouring it over the back of a bar spoon.
3. Using the back of the bar spoon again, float the orange liqueur over the Baileys Irish Cream.