Irish Ale Cocktail

irish ale ginger-beer cocktail /

Happy St. Paddy’s day!

This one came about all because of these silly little shamrock glasses that I was determined to use this year (last year, I forgot).

Awhile back, I went through a glassware thrifting phase. I didn’t notice until I got home that these had little shamrocks on them. Bummed about why someone would put shamrocks on such otherwise-cute glasses,Β I stuck them up on a high high shelf.

So last night we celebrate with this simple little cocktail in the once-a-year celebratory glasses. I have to say – I’m not usually the whiskey person in the family, but mixing it with ginger beer was kind of life changing.

And not ginger ale – there’s a difference. We happened to have this kindΒ which is made from real ginger. It’s not overly syrupy tasting and it has that wonderful spicy kick that only comes from actual ginger and not “ginger flavor.”

I think I discovered a new favorite, all thanks to the little accidental shamrock glasses.

irish ale cocktail
  • 1 part bulleit rye whiskey
  • 1 part good ginger beer
  • squeeze of lime
  1. Mix together.


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  1. Wow…this looks amazing! And how perfect that you had these glasses. It makes it all the more festive. Sometimes I wish I had collected more holiday-themed items like this over time…but guess I can just start now! πŸ™‚ Thought this was so fun and pretty that I posted it on our Delicious Karma Facebook page. I’m sure others will enjoy it as much as I did!

    • jeanine from on said:

      thanks Michelle! I promise these are probably the only holiday-themed item I own πŸ™‚

      • πŸ™‚ They are fun! Also, sent you an email yesterday about a few collaboration ideas. Hope you got it! If not, maybe look in your spam box. Amazing how much end up there! Have a great day!

  2. Sarah from on said:

    I feel your pain when it comes to thrifting something only to discover a detail that renders it pretty much useless 364 days out of the year! Why must people “decorate” great glassware? WHY? Anyway, good on you for making hay while the sun shines!

    • jeanine from on said:

      I like it… “hay while the sun shines.” I’ll have to start using that one πŸ™‚

  3. Cookin Canuck from on said:

    I am not a whiskey person, either, but absolutely adore ginger beer. This looks like a great way to ease into the whiskey world.

  4. Nice that you ended up using the glasses, so perfect for St Patrick’s!

  5. Michelle from on said:

    I love whiskey gingers! Having them with ginger beer sounds intriguing, I’ve only had ginger beer with rum but I do love that spicy gingery kick the ginger beer has…definitely will try this

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