St. Patrick's Day: Two Irish Whiskey Cocktails From Whiskey Blue (Drink Them There or Make Them at Home)

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Though St. Patrick's Day isn't officially until Sunday, March 17, we suggest kicking things off early -- like how about cocktails tonight?

And since there's life after beer and a shot, we're heading over to Whiskey Blue on Fort Lauderdale beach for one of its featured cocktails made with Irish whiskey.

These libations are plays on a classic Manhattan and a Sazerac (which typically uses rye instead of Irish whiskey) and are available throughout March.

Both the Irish Manhattan and the Whiskey are $14 -- but you can also make them at home with these recipes, courtesy of the upscale lounge:

Read also:
- Top Ten Irish Bars
- A Beginner's Lesson in Guinness and Four Cocktails to Get You Started
- South Florida St. Patrick's Day Party Guide


2 oz Tullamore Dew Irish whiskey

¾ oz Punt y Mes

(you can substitute sweet vermouth or Campari in a pinch)

½ oz Cointreau

2-3 shakes orange bitters

Shake and strain into a martini glass.

Add a peated Scotch float.

Garnish with burnt orange zest


2 oz Tullamore Dew Irish whiskey

½ oz sweet vermouth

1/4 oz Cherry Herring

2 dashes of absinthe

Rinse a rocks glass with absinthe and

and add ice. Mix ingredients in a

shaker with ice. Shake and strain

into the absinthe-rinsed glass. Garnish

with an orange peel.

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