Tonights cocktail: the Leprechaun Martini


Yes, yet another green martini. As I’ve said before, I work in an Irish Themed restaurant so most of my cocktails end up being bright green.

2 oz Absolut vodka

.5 oz Midori

.5 oz Peach Schnapps

splash of fresh lemon juice

Shake and strain into cocktail glass, garnish with twist of lemon.

There you have it, easy as pie, pretty, and not too sweet. A perfect martini if you have Midori on hand.


Tonight’s Closing Cocktail, the Irish Shillelagh


1.5 oz Jameson Irish Whiskey

.5 oz Sloe Gin

.5 oz Bacardi

.5 oz Peach Schnapps

.5 oz Simple syrup

.75 oz Fresh lemon juice

stir and garnish with a lemon

wpid-20150501_231509.jpg Here is a picture with flash so you can see the color. Its a dark pink which is unusual for the Irish drinks I have been serving. It had a much sweeter and lighter taste than I was expecting. I thought that it would taste more like whiskey. It is definitely a summer cocktail. It is quite strong so I would suggest drinking it it moderation. If I was going to add anything to it, I would probably add some carbonated water or Sprite just to give it some fizz. This is actually the first time I have used Sloe Gin in something that I have drank myself, which is kind of exciting.

Usually on Friday or Saturday night when I close the bar, I try to make myself something unique to try so I can better understand how the different flavors pair together. I suppose now that I’m doing this blog I’m going to make it a point to take each of their pictures and post the recipes.


Leprechaun Martini


1.5 oz vodka

.5 oz midori

.5 oz peach schnapps

splash of lemon juice

shake and pour into chilled martini glass

garnish with lemon twist

This is a recipe that I came up with as part of my job as bartender at a local Irish restaurant. Outside of the regular beer/whiskey drinks, I try to find and create cocktails that are different and you can’t get anywhere else.  Its good for St. Patricks day and any other time a green cocktail is requested.