Move over, green beer. This St. Patrick’s Day, the frothy stuff has a little competition. We’re talking about handcrafted green cocktails.
Head bartenders at Kimpton’s bars and lounges know a spirited holiday when they see one. So they rose to the occasion and are concocting special, Emerald Isle-themed drinks.
If you can’t make it out to see us, make your own at home. These options are sure to go down smooth and put a jig in your step.
The Triple Crown
From Head Bartender Nate Howell at JSix, Hotel La Jolla
This delectable green wonder is twist on the mint julep.
2 oz. Four Roses Yellow Label Bourbon
¾ oz. Mint syrup
¾ oz. Fresh lemon
2 dashes Mint bitters
Sprig of mint
Shake and strain the first four ingredients over fresh pellet ice. Mix in a Collins glass and add a sprig of mint.
From head bartender Sarah Mengoni at South Water Kitchen, Chicago
What’s in a name? Well, this one is Irish for “whiskey.” According to Wikipedia, the word “whiskey” is an anglicized version of “uisce beatha,” stemming from a mispronunciation of the word uisce.
1 ½ oz. Powers Irish Whiskey
½ oz. Cynar
1 oz. Cream
Mix the ingredients together and garnish with a dopper of stout.
May Irish eyes smile at you ~ cheers!