The two flavors I associate the Irish Heritage with is Irish Creme and Creme de Menthe.  When you combine Bailey’s with mint, you get the ultimate St. Patrick’s Day treat!  When you take these 2 ingredients and turn them into a Grashopper or Mint Martini, you have a party in a glass!

Grasshopper Recipe

  • 3/4 oz of Creme de Menthe
  • 3/4 oz of  White Creme de Cacoa
  • 1/4 oz Heavy Cream
  • 1 Cup of Ice

Put all ingredients in a shaker and shake until chilled.  Strain in a cocktail glass.

Mint Martini Recipe

  • 2 oz Cream Liquor ( Rum Chata or Bailey’s)
  • 1 oz Chocolate Vodka
  • 1/2 oz Creme de Menthe
  • 1 Cup of Ice
  • Whipped Cream
  • Chocolate Shavings

Put all ingredients in cocktail shaker except whipped cream and chocolate shavings.  Shake until cold. Pour into a cocktail glass and top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

If you drink to many cocktails, keep in mind eating asparagus may prevent St. Paddy’s Day hangovers.  Eat asparagus and protect your liver cells! – Maryann Morgan- Joel & Maryann in the Morning