March 17th ~ Irish Sidecar

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. 🙂

Irish Sidecar

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.


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