Strike Gold With These St. Patrick's Day Cocktails
By FBWorld Team

Instead of sipping the traditional stout or Irish Car Bomb on March 17, why not sip a festive libation that's a bit more unique and unexpected? This year, raise a glass, shake your shamrock, and toast "Erin go Bragh" with Cruzan Rum, Laphroaig Scotch Whisky, Midori Melon Liqueur, Basil Hayden's Bourbon and Knob Creek.

Knob Creek® Mint Ginger Old Fashion
Created by Celebrity Chef Michael Symon

1 1/2 Parts Knob Creek® Rye Whiskey
Ginger Beer
1/2 Part Lemon Juice
1/4 Part Green Chartreuse
6-8 Mint Leaves

Combine all ingredients (except ginger beer) in a bar tin with ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled Collins glass, top off with ginger beer and garnish with a single mint leaf.

Midori® and Ale

1 part Midori® Melon Liqueur
1 bottle Light Beer

Combine Midori and light beer in a tall glass. Stir and enjoy!

Cruzan® Strapped Stout

1 1 1/2 parts Cruzan® Black Strap Rum
1 bottle of Chocolate or coffee stout be

Combine ingredients in a pint glass. Stir gently.

Luck of Laphroaig®
Created by Tyson Buhler (New York, NY)

1 1/2 parts Laphroaig® Select
1/4 part Sarsaparilla Syrup
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
Orange twist

Combine ingredients in a rocks glass with ice. Garnish with orange twist.

Basil Hayden's® Lucky Ginger
Created by Zachary Brian Taylor (San Francisco, CA)

1 1/2 parts Basil Hayden's® Bourbon
3/4 parts Lemon Juice
1/2 part Brown Sugar Syrup*
1 spring of Rosemary
Ginger Beer

1. Combine Basil Hayden's® Bourbon, lemon juice and brown sugar syrup into a cocktail shaker.

2. Remove rosemary needles from the bottom 3/4 of the spring and add to the shaker.

3. Save the top of the spring for use as a garnish.

4. Add ice to shaker and shake.

5. Double strain into a Collins glass filled with ice.

6. Top with ginger beer.

Garnish with the remaining rosemary spring.

*Brown Sugar Syrup

1 part Water
1 part Brown Sugar

1. Combine water and brown sugar in a saucepan and warm

2. Stir until sugar is fully dissolved into the water.

3. Pour into an empty container and set aside.


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