Sláinte! Put down the green beer and make these Irish whiskey mules this St. Paddy’s Day instead.
I don’t think I’ve shared it yet on the blog, but I recently moved all the way to Indiana from my hometown of Savannah, GA where St. Patrick’s Day is a BIG deal. We’re talking no school, and your whole family is there for the parade. This year I’m celebrating from afar with these cocktails!
PS: If you’ve seen the word before but didn’t know, sláinte is a toast that means health. Here’s what the ol’ Wikipedia has to say: “Sláinte means “health” in Irish and Scottish Gaelic. It is commonly used as a drinking toast in Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man.” Now you know! Let’s make drinks.
For one drink:
- 2 oz of your favorite Irish whiskey
- 4-6 oz ginger beer
- The juice of 1/2 a lime (about 1 oz)
- A sprig of fresh mint
For a crowd (4 drinks):
- 1 cup Irish whiskey
- 2 – 3 cups ginger beer
- The juice of 2 limes (about 4 oz)
How to make it:
Fill a glass or copper mug with ice. Pour in the whiskey, ginger beer, and lime juice. Stir, then garnish with lime slices and a sprig of fresh mint.
For a crowd, mix the whiskey, ginger beer, and lime juice in a pitcher, then pour into glasses filled with ice.
Irish Whiskey Mules
- 2 oz Irish whiskey
- 4-6 oz ginger beer to taste
- 1 oz lime juice half of a lime
- lime slices
- fresh mint sprig
- Fill a glass or copper mug with ice.
- Pour in the whiskey, ginger beer, and lime juice. Stir.
- Garnish with lime slices and a sprig of fresh mint.