Thursday, March 17, 2016

Happy Saint Patrick's Day

     This is a traditionally Beer and Irish Whiskey Day of Celebration, but today I am offering an idea for those who spend this day in the tropics.  In case you hadn't guessed it is a rum based cocktail.

     This is a cocktail that has some background in Irish Whiskey that I have reworked for Real McCoy 12 Year Old Rum.  The whole idea was to get a rum that has some of the notes of Irish Whiskey and go to work making it a really flavorful cocktail to share on St. Patrick's Day.   With the combination of the correct ingredients give you a really good "daiquiri style" cocktail to raise the spirits of St. Paddy's Day celebrations.

Modern Times

  • 1 1/2 Oz. Real McCoy 12 Year Old Rum
  • 1 Oz. Dry Vermouth
  • 1 Oz. Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao
  • 2 Drops of Agave Syrup
  • 2 Dashes of Angostura Bitters

Add all ingredients into a Shaker filled 2/3 full with ice and shake until well chilled.   Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with Lemon or Orange twist and serve.