Whether you are having a party or wanting to head out to a traditional pub, St. Patrick’s Day doesn’t always have to be about beer. Try a few specialty cocktails from Raglan Road Irish Pub from the Walt Disney World Resort to mix up your celebration.
A little Irish Tradition
Irish Coffee – whiskey, sugar, coffee & cream. It was invented in Foynes, Ireland when a captain from a flying boat came in for a pit stop on the way to fight World War II in Germany. The captain asked for some whiskey to take the edge off his nerves. To compliment the flavor the bartender then added cream, and then the Irish Coffee was born.
Hot Whiskey – whiskey, brown sugar, hot water, lemon & cloves. Seen as a medicinal drink for those who have a cold or flu. It’s also popular during cold Irish winters.
Celtic Martini – Irish Mist, Don Q Limon Rum, Pineapple juice, and a squeeze of citrus & Sprite. Irish Mist is a sweet whiskey that was made for women in particular. Its sweet maple flavor complements the citrus flavors of this tinny.
Very Berry Blueberry Martini – Smirnoff Blueberry Vodka, Chambord, Triple Sec & Cranberry juice. Just when you thought that cosmos were getting old!
An Irish twist on Happy Hour Favorites
Jay’Gail Sangria – Cider, Blackberry Brandy, Peach Schnapps, orange juice, and squeeze of lemon & lime juice. A sweet, refreshing drink with a little bubble for your bite.
Aran Island Tea – Sweet Tea Vodka, Rangpur Gin, Myers Platinum Rum, Sour and a splash of Sprite. You don’t have to step off Long Island to get to here.
One for the Road – Ciroc Vodka, Midori Melon, orange & pineapple juice. This refreshing blend has a light green color that goes perfectly with your shamrock glasses.
Bailey’s Shake – Ice Cream, Bailey’s, & Coffee Liquor. Blend these together with ice as a dessert alternative.
Iced Irish – Bailey’s Caramel Irish Cream, Butterscotch Schnapps, Bushmills & Coffee topped off with fresh cream. It’s a beverage like Starbucks with a boozy twist.
*Visit Raglandroadirishpub.com for more information.
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