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Peppermint Match. Courtesy of True Brew.




Make your own green beverage

 
Everybody’s Irish
Courtesy of Lowell Street Eatery 
2 ounces Irish whiskey
1 tablespoon creme de menthe
1 tablespoon Chartreuse
 
Green Dublin Apple Cocktail 
Courtesy of Lowell Street Eatery 
2 parts Irish whiskey
1 part apple schnapps
White cranberry juice
Ginger ale
Slice of green apple
 
Emerald Isle 
Courtesy of Lowell Street Eatery 
2 ounces gin
1 teaspoon creme de menthe
3 dashes Angostura bitters
 
The Brotherhood 
Courtesy of Lowell Street Eatery 
1½ ounces Irish whiskey
¾ ounce Grand Marnier
¾ ounce Benedictine
¾ ounce lemon juice
 
Oscar Wilde
Courtesy of Firefly
2-3 leaves fresh muddled basil
1 ounce Goldschlager 
3 ounces Bushmills Irish whiskey
Ginger ale
Served on the rocks
 
James Joyce
Courtesy of Firefly
5 ounces potato vodka 
¾ ounce elderflower liqueur 
¼ meyer lemon juice 
½ ounce sweet pea puree 
Served straight up
 
Brendan Behan
Courtesy of Firefly
3 ounces Guinness 
1½ ounces Captain Morgan spiced rum 
1½ ounces espresso vodka 
¾ ounce dark creme de cacao
Served straight up




Drink Up
St. Patrick’s Day drinks go green

03/12/15
By Angie Sykeny asykeny@hippopress.com



From lattes and smoothies to cocktails and pudding shots, local bars and restaurants are offering all kinds of St. Patrick’s Day specials.

For non-alcoholic drinks, True Brew in Concord has several St. Patrick’s Day lattes. Try the Top o’ the Morning, made with Irish Cream and white chocolate, the Peppermint Patty, made with chocolate and peppermint, the Shamrock Shimmy, made with cookie dough, cream de menthe and chocolate, or, a True Brew favorite, the Dirty Irish Mexican. 
“It’s a cafe au lait: coffee with a shot of espresso — the Dirty — spicy chocolate — the Mexican —  and Irish Cream — the Irish,” said Stephanie Zinser, owner and events coordinator at True Brew. “Often people think the name is naughty, but when you break it down it makes sense.” 
For a healthy option, try the Irish Breakfast Tea, or a St. Patrick’s Day smoothie called the Peppermint Match, made with matcha green tea blended with milk, white chocolate, and peppermint. 
“It’s much healthier than the McDonald’s Shamrock Shake, which is 800-plus calories and 23 grams of fat,” said Zinser. “Our version is about 300 calories … and has all the health benefits of green tea.”
The recently opened Lowell Street Eatery in Manchester is making its green drink debut this year. Try the Everybody’s Irish, made with Irish whiskey, creme de menthe, and Chartreuse; the Emerald Isle, made with gin, creme de menthe, and bitters; the Green Dublin Apple Cocktail, made with Irish whiskey, apple schnapps, cranberry juice, ginger ale, and garnished with a green apple slice; or the Brotherhood, made with Irish whiskey, Grand Marnier, Benedictine and lemon juice. 
Cheers in Concord is serving up some fun Irish creations as well, like the Irish Car Bomb, made with Guinness, Jameson and Baileys, or a Cheers famous Irish Bloody Mary, made with Jamesons and garnished with a skewer of corned beef, Swiss cheese and olives. For your sweet tooth, try the Irish Cinnamon Toast Shot, made with RumChata and Jameson, served in a cereal bowl shot glass, or the Irish pudding shot, made with Jameson, Baileys and butterscotch pudding. 
Firefly American Bistro and Bar in Manchester is offering alternative green drinks, all named after famous Irish authors. 
“I feel as though oftentimes, St. Patrick's Day cocktails just end up with green food coloring, so we tried to go a fresher route and utilize fresh basil, thyme and sweet peas,” said Rachael Jones, a manager at Firefly. “My favorite [St. Patrick’s Day] drink would have to be the James Joyce … because the sweet peas add such a nice earthy flavor, and the elderflower liqueur lifts it with a little floral note.”
The Oscar Wilde is made with fresh basil, Bushmills Irish whiskey and ginger ale. The Brendan Behan, made with Guinness, rum, espresso vodka and dark creme de cacao, is a twist on one of Firefly’s most popular year-round cocktails, the espresso martini. 
“The addition of Guinness to the espresso and chocolate flavors adds a delicious, bittersweet creaminess that is unsurprisingly delicious,” said Jones. 
 
As seen in the March 12, 2015 issue of the Hippo.





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