Happy St Patrick’s Day. Whether you are hosting a party or going to one today or this weekend, it’s highly likely that you will be enjoying the spirits of the Irish for St Paddy’s Day. Regardless of what your genealogy tests say, everyone is suddenly Irish for the day. The Irish love their whisky. Americans do too. Therefore, lots of it will be flowing this weekend.
And let’s be honest, who really wants to be bloated from guzzling pints of green beer all day long. Whiskey is where it’s at. There are so many ways to enjoy it and so many kinds to enjoy.
Last week I got this cool gift set from Proper No Twelve. It’s an apple flavored whiskey that came with shot glasses and a fancy tool that cores apples. The 70-proof whiskey goes down way to easy. It’s a bit tart, a bit sweet, good in cocktails and even better solo over a big ice cube. $24.99
You don’t have to overthink this one. It’s great with ginger ale and a lime wedge for a garnish and a little acid. I’ve got some more recipes below.
To help you enjoy the spirits of the Irish for St Paddy’s Day, here are a few whiskeys to look for and recipes to try them in. Sláinte!