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Feeling bloated? Don’t like fizzy drinks? Want to enjoy something other than green beer this St. Patrick’s Day? Well, listen up, boy-o, because the griff is here with some fancy, green, and festive cocktails to help you impress your friends this St. Paddy’s Day.

After making these tasty drinks, not only will you be happily buzzed but you’ll feel like one of those bartenders who wears a bow tie and vest and serves people in a bar where they smoke cigars.


LUCK OF THE IRISH COCKTAIL

Makes 1

INGREDIENTS

2  oz. Irish whiskey (like Jameson’s)

1  oz. Irish cream (like Baileys)

½ oz. crème de menthe

3 cubes of ice

DIRECTION

Combine all parts in a cocktail shaker, shake, and serve.

Adapted from Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark via cookingchanneltv.com


ALLIGATOR TAIL SHOT

Makes 1

INGREDIENTS

1 small splash of grenadine

⅔ oz. melon liqueur

⅓ oz. Jägermeister

DIRECTIONS

You will need a spoon to layer the liquids so they float in the glass. Turn the spoon upside down and place it in the middle of the glass so it is touching the side, then gently pour the liquid on top of the spoon.

First, add the grenadine, and then add the melon liqueur and Jägermeister in that order.

Adapted from tipsybartender.com


ALLIGATOR COCKTAIL

Makes 1

INGREDIENTS

½ oz. kiwi or melon liqueur

⅔ oz. lemon juice

1 oz. gin

3 cubes of ice

DIRECTIONS

Combine all parts in a cocktail shaker, shake, and serve.

Adapted from absolutdrinks.com


Photography by Matthew Jacula.

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