Sunday, March 23, 2014

Blonde Irish

Is it too late for a St. Patrick's Day cocktail? Never!

Being from Ireland and blonde, I liked the name of this cocktail Irish Blonde and we had all the ingredients on hand - well near enough anyway. It called for Michael Collins blended Irish whiskey - we had Jameson, Orange Curaçao, we only had the blue one but we had Cointreau, La Ina Fino Sherry? A dry cooking sherry might suffice and only Angostura orange bitters. For garnish, we had clementines but no oranges and instead of a flamed orange peel we went with a twist after nearly burning the tips of our fingers.

I guess when you look at it we had none of the ingredients (hence the slight change in name) but we did have the chilled martini glasses and the right thirst for whiskey.

2 oz Michael Collins Blended Irish Whiskey
.75 oz Orange Curaçao
.25 oz La Ina Fino Sherry
1 dash Regans’ Orange Bitters
Garnish: Flamed orange peel
Glass: Martini

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