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, 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 kind 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
- Mix together.