How to Be Irish with a Difference

They say that on St Patrick’s Day everyone is Irish, but that doesn’t mean one has to be limited to a dry soda scone or a wee shot of whiskey.  Why not try, instead, a green cocktail made with a clear bright vodka crafted from either wheat or potatoes – both traditional in Irish cuisine.

Daniel Seelbinder at Exclusiv Vodka has created just such a cocktail and it’s truly worthy of the day:


2 oz Exclusiv Vodka
1/2 oz Creme de Cocoa
1 oz Bailey's Irish Cream
1/2 oz green Creme de Menthe

  • Shake first three ingredients in a martini shaker.
  • Pour into a chilled martini glass.
  • Slowly pour in Green Creme de Menthe.
  • Garnish with a mint leaf and chocolate shavings.

 Enjoy your 'drinking-of-the-green'! Saint Patty would so approve!

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