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Cash in on the Luck of the Irish

March 2, 2011 By: Alissa Ponchione

St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner, and in order to make the most of this day celebrating all things Irish, you'll need the luck of a four-leaf clover and some innovation in order to keep people imbibing at your bar. By offering these fun alternatives, your guests will enjoy something outside of go-to green day staples. Remember: with these drinks of your menu, you're guests won't be the only ones seeing green, especially on what’s likely to be a very lucrative day at your bar.

Created by Phil Adler, research & development specialist of beverage & bakery operation at The Cheesecake Factory.

1 ½ ounces Jameson Irish Whiskey
½ ounce Grahams 6 Grapes Port
1 ounce Perfect Purée Red Mixed Berry puree, thawed
½ ounce triple sec or Luxardo Triplum Triple Sec
½ ounce lemon juice
Perfect Purée Yuzu Luxe foam*

Add all ingredients into a mixing glass. Add ice, shake and strain into a glass. Top with Yuzu Luxe foam.

Yuzu Luxe Foam*

4 ounces egg whites
4 ounces Perfect Purée Yuzu Luxe
Charge in iSi Whipper and set aside

Green HawaiianGreen Hawaiian
Courtesy of the bartenders at 9 Restaurant in NYC.

1 ounce light rum
2 ounces pineapple juice
1 ounce Midori
1 ounce cream of coconut

Blend light rum, Midori, pineapple juice, and cream of coconut with one-cup ice in an electric blender at high speed. Pour contents into a highball glass. Decorate with the slice of pineapple and a cherry.

Leprechaun Kiss
Courtesy of McCormick & Schmick's Restaurants.

½ ounce Ketel One Vodka
1 ounce Dekuyper Pucker Sour Apple
1 ounce fresh-squeezed lemon juice
½ ounce simple syrup
1 drop of green food coloring
1 ounce Sprite

Shake all ingredients with ice. Top with Sprite and garnish with a mint sprig.

Torani St. Patrick'sPeppermint Patty
Courtesy of Torani.

½ ounce Torani Chocolate Mint syrup
¾ ounce Torani White Chocolate sauce
8 ounces steamed milk
2 shots espresso

Top with shaved chocolate and mint sprig.

Naughty LeprechaunNaughty Leprechaun
Courtesy of TY KU.

1 ½ ounces TY KU liqueur
¼ ounce TY KU Soju
Squeeze of lemon

Combine ingredients, add ice and garnish with a lemon.

Saint Sobieski Coffee or Sheppard's Coffee
Courtesy of Sobieski.

2 ounces Sobieski Vanilla Vodka
1 ounce Irish cream
2 ounces hot coffee

Serve in a mug. Top with whipped cream and a vanilla stick.

Limon Limerick-tini
Courtesy of Bacardi.

2 parts Bacardi Limon
1 part sour apple schnapps
Splash of sours

Shake and strain, add sours and serve.

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