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Tipsy Pixie: Bourbon Women Cocktail for St Patrick’s Day

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The Tipsy Pixie – Bourbon Women Cocktail for March

To celebrate the Irish in all of us, how about a creamy green cocktail that tastes like a thin mint for all my Bourbon Women out there? We all love a good St Patrick’s Day cocktail, and I’ve never tried to make a green whiskey cocktail before, and it’s March, AND Girl Scout Cookie season so I immediately went to the flavors in my fridge-chilled thin mints.

This creamy, fun concoction is a hint of whimsy and a celebration of all things Irish for my fellow Bourbon Women – a little whiskey, a little cream, and some chocolate at the end of the rainbow. To take this over the top, garnish with crushed chocolate mint cookies – if you’ve still got any. It’s a whiskey drink that’s here to play and doesn’t take itself seriously.

When I started to put together the cocktail, I wanted to build something serious and elegant, but then I realized that in the spirit of St Patty’s Day and my Irish lineage that cocktails for St Patrick’s day are meant to be fun and whimsical. They’re meant to play a bit and keep all our seriousness at bay. So I got out a container of cream, every chocolate liqueur I had at home, and a box of Girl Scout Thin Mints for inspiration. . . er. . . garnish. Yes, for garnish, that’s right. There was no unauthorized consumption of girl scout cookies in the development of this cocktail.

For this particular St Patrick’s cocktail, since I wanted to get close to the taste of a cookie, I went with Faretti Chocolate liqueur. It has a buttery, almost almond taste to it, but still a wealth of chocolate flavor. It’s not something I like to drink on it’s own as it’s too sweet for me and the pastry taste is a little odd if I’m just sipping it neat. But, added to a cocktail with cream and bourbon and a hint of mind and you’re golden.

The notes below include instructions on batching this cocktail for 4 servings if you’ve got some Bourbon Women coming over to celebrate St Patty’s Day with you.

Some other favorite Bourbon Women cocktails here:

St Patrick's Day Cocktail, green with chocolate garnish

Tipsy Pixie – A Bourbon Women St Patrick’s Day Cocktail

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This creamy, fun concoction is a hint of whimsy and a celebration of all things Irish – a little whiskey, a little cream, and some chocolate at the end of the rainbow. To take this over the top, garnish with crushed chocolate mint cookies – if you’ve still got any. It’s a whiskey drink that’s here to play and doesn’t take itself seriously.
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Course Drinks
Cuisine Bourbon Cocktail

Ingredients
  

  • 1.5 oz cream
  • 1.5 oz bourbon
  • 0.75 oz Faretti Chocolate liqueur (you can use any chocolate liqueur, but Faretti has a rich pastry flavor to it and pairs well as we’re going for that cookie taste)
  • 0.5 simple syrup
  • 0.25 crème de menthe use the green kind to get this lovely pale green color
  • Garnish: crushed chocolate mint cookies or a single mint leaf floated on the top

Instructions
 

  • Add the cocktail ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake well to combine and double strain into a chilled coupe glass that’s been rimmed with crushed chocolate mint cookies OR carefully float a single mint leaf on top.

Notes

For a batch of four, combine 6 oz cream, 6 oz bourbon, 3 oz Faretti chocolate liqueur, 2 oz simple syrup and 1 oz crème de menthe in a mason jar. Add ice and shake briskly for 30 seconds. Strain into chilled martini or coupe glasses and top with a mint leaf or a chocolate mint cookie. If you’re not serving all 4 at once, strain out the ice so the cocktail doesn’t overdilute while you sip on the first couple. Keep in the fridge until ready to continue to serve.
Keyword bourbon cocktail, chocolate, cookie, cream cocktail, mint
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By on March 13th, 2020
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About Heather Wibbels

Heather Wibbels is a whiskey enthusiast (Executive Bourbon Steward, no less) with a passion for cocktails. She loves researching and designing cocktails, drinking cocktails, and teaching cocktails. Mostly whiskey cocktails, given her Kentucky location

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