Green Cocktails

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What if you don’t like beer…of any color…green or otherwise…but  you want to drink something festive for St. Patrick’s Day.  What to do? What to do?

KOOL listener Maureen e-mailed that she likes warm milk and creme de’menthe at the end of a long work day.

Irish Coffee
2/3 part freshly brewed coffee
1/3 part Irish whiskey
2 tsp brown sugar
lightly whipped cream
Into a stemmed glass, put two teaspoonfuls brown sugar; add one-third Irish Whiskey and two-thirds really hot, really strong black coffee.  Stir well, then float whipped cream on top. 
St. Patrick’s Day Cocktail (Irish Eyes)
1 oz. Irish whiskey
1/4 oz. green creme de menthe
2 oz. heavy creamShake well with crushed ice. Strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with maraschino cherry.

St. Patrick’s Day Green Cocktail (Midori Sour)
1 oz Midori melon liqueur
1 oz whiskey sour mix
2 oz Sprite sodaFill a highball glass with ice. Add the midori, sour mix, sprite, and stir. 

St. Patrick’s Day Party Punch (alcoholic)
ingredients:
2 (12 oz) cans frozen limeade concentrate
2 (12 oz) cans frozen lemonade concentrate
2 (2 liter) bottles lemon-lime flavored carbonated soda
1 (750 milliliter) bottle rum
2 quarts lime sherbetIn a large pot, combine limeade, lemonade and lemon-lime soda. Stir in rum.  Mix in the lime sherbet.

St. Patrick’s Day Party Punch (non-alcoholic)
ingredients:
4 liters lemon-lime carbonated soda
2 pints lime sherbet
6 cups crushed iceIn large punch bowl, pour in soda.  Add sherbet.  Add crushed ice.

Festive Green Food Ideas for St. Patrick’s Day:
green jello
pistachio ice-cream
mint chocolate chip ice-cream
lime sherbet
green cookies or cupcakes with green icing
chips with guacamole
green M & Ms
celery sticks with cream cheese ( optional: color with green food coloring)
any dessert topped with green whipped cream
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