Monday, February 22, 2016

Irish Fix

It's almost St. Patrick's Day and I'm looking forward to doing more cocktails with Irish Whiskey. Teeling is all the rage right now. A year since it emerged in the U.S. market, the Dublin based distillery made major inroads. You won't find an Irish bar in D.C. that doesn't serve it right now.

I need to pick up some Irish Mist, but a good substitute is The Knot, Irish liqueur. It's sweet and strong and doesn't taste too cloyingly of honey like various honey whiskeys that have come and gone over 2015. Though you're encouraged to drink The Knot straight, I think that the sweetness of the liqueur plays well with tropical drinks.

A fix is essentially a way to "soften up" a stiff liquor, and the Irish Fix, is likewise not very Irish. Pineapple and liqueur make for a tropical blended slushy that's perfect for sipping while working on your tan. Not very Irish, though, is it?
  • 2 oz. Irish whiskey
  • 1/2 oz. Irish Mist (The Knot Used)
  • 1/2 oz. lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz. pineapple juice
  • orange slice
  • lemon slice
  • pineapple spear
Mix all ingredients except fruit pieces in a blender and pour into an Old Fashioned glass. Garnish with the fruit.

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