The Lucky Leprechaun
Celebrate St. Patrick Day with a Lucky Leprechaun cocktail. One glass of this green goodness is guaranteed to make you do an Irish jig.
Easter is so early this year, I feel as if we have booted poor old St. Patrick’s Day to the curb. Honestly, it would not be St. Patrick’s Day here in Georgia without mentioning Savannah. Back in the day they would dye the Savannah River green in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. While I think this is an EPA issue to do so now, they still dye all the water in their gazillion fountains around town and have a huge St. Patty’s Day parade.
I wanted to share a fun green drink idea that actually tastes great. Let’s be honest we will all drink entirely too many green beer’s, and Irish Car bombs for this holiday, LOL. So, why not mix it up a bit with a Lucky Leprechaun? A leprechaun is a type of fairy in Irish folklore. They are usually depicted as little bearded men, wearing a coat and hat, who partake in mischief. Sounds like the perfect drink buddy to me, wink wink.
This particular drink can be made in large batches which is perfect for large parties, or single pitchers for more intimate gatherings. It also packs an Irish punch, but it won’t leave you feeling miserable the next day. They do tend to be a little on the sweeter side, but that the Irish Whiskey, give s a nice bite at the finish.
Lucky Leprechaun Punch
- 6 cups Pineapple Juice
- 1 cup Midori
- 1/2 -2/3 cup Irish Whiskey depends on how strong your want them to be
- 1 Pineapple
Slice Pineapple into disks and use a shamrock cookie cutter to make pineapple floaters. Mix all ingredients above into a pitcher and chill prior to serving.
You can garnish these sweet little cocktails with these easy pineapple shamrocks. Float shamrock on top of drink, to serve them perfectly chilled. I used a small shamrock cookie cutter, to cut out the shamrocks and then froze them. I found the perfect cookie cutter at Sur la Table, and they tend to have the best selection.
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