Happy March 17th!
To celebrate this evening, I took my favorite cocktail recipe and switched it up to be a wee bit Irish. I’ll call it an Irish Sidecar. 🙂
I started with the recipe for the sparkling wine sidecar cocktail that I wrote about last March, but I replaced the cognac with Irish whiskey, and I changed the lemon juice to lime juice. The Irish flag is orange, green and white, and this drink includes all three colors. 🙂
3/4 oz of Grand Marnier
1/4 oz lime juice
3/4 oz of Irish whiskey
Dry sparkling wine
In a cocktail shaker, mix the first three ingredients until they are very cold. Strain into a martini glass. Top with sparkling wine.
It goes perfectly with some Irish cheddar and crackers as a late night snack.