The Irish Minstrel


The Irish Minstrel Cocktail

If you are looking for a libation to help celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and want to steer clear of the green beer, The Irish Minstrel might be perfect for you. And, the Chartreuse liqueur still adds a touch of green!

The Irish Minstrel is a simple riff on the well-known prohibition-era cocktail named the Last Word. Here we substitute Irish Whiskey for the gin. This creates a lighter and fruity variation with overtones of herbs.

The Irish Minstrel Recipe
Yields one cocktail

1 ounce Glendalough Irish Oak Whiskey
2/3 ounce Maraschino Liqueur
2/3 ounce Green Chartreuse
2/3 ounce fresh lime juice
Fresh thyme or lime twist for garnish

Combine all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously.

Fine strain the liquid into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a spring of fresh thyme.

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