Friday, March 15, 2013

The Emerald Cocktail

Wow, where did the week go? It's Friday already? Well, I better get this cocktail posted for you. As they say, it's 5:00 somewhere. Not only is it 5:00 somewhere, but it is also the Friday right before St. Patrick's Day. I'm sure many of you are planning some corned beef and cabbage for this weekend. Am I right? What about drinks? Are you the green beer type, or do you lean more towards Irish Coffee?
I'm a big fan of the Manhattan and this drink, The Emerald is an Irish version of the Manhattan made with Irish Whiskey. I had never heard of this drink until a few weeks ago when I was searching for a good St. Patrick's Day cocktail. I was actually surprised that this hadn't already made the rounds on the internet considering emerald is the Pantone color of the year. Of course, the drink isn't actually emerald itself.
I wish you all a fun and festive weekend. Whatever your drink of choice, Sláinte!

The Emerald

2 ounces Irish Whiskey
1 ounce Sweet Vermouth
1 dash orange bitters
ice
twist of orange peel to garnish

Pour ingredients into a cocktail shaker with a scoop of crushed ice and stir. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and serve with the twist of orange. Makes one cocktail.

10 comments:

  1. Manhattans are my favorite cocktail! And we just happen to have some Bushmills in the liquor cabinet!

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    1. Manhattans and Negronis are my favorites. I can't choose between them!

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  2. I would put a green maraschino cherry for garnish, too!

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  3. The Manhattan is my husband's drink of choice, so I'll try this one out on him. I love the orange twist!

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    1. Your husband has good taste! That orange twist got totally out of control. Usually it takes me three tries to get a decent twist, so I couldn't resist when that one just kept going...

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  4. It was delicious! I couldn't find green maraschino cherries, so I was forced to use a red one. I put in a lemon twist because I had no orange. It was so tasty, but one is more than plenty. We had our neighbors over for a St. Patrick's Day toast. Thanks for the recipe!

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    1. So glad you liked it Paula. I thought it was a perfect St. Patty's Day drink for Manhattan lovers. You are right though, the drink is all booze. One is plenty for me too.

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  5. That's exactly what I had been looking for for St. Patrick's Day.It's a pity that I come across your post now after the celebration is over. Yet, I think it's never too late to try something new. I'll use your recipe next time.

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    1. I think this one would be good anytime, plus Emerald is the Pantone color for all of 2013!

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