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17 March 2016

St. Patrick's Day Cocktail || The Irish Julep

Today is a holiday. One of my favorite days of the entire year. While yes, it is St. Pat's, the more important holiday that I'm of course talking about is the kickoff (errr- tipoff?!) to March Madness. I'm in a work pool this year, as well as a pool with CB and his friends. I fully intend on winning them both, and I think I've crafted a stellar bracket this year. I have Kansas taking it all in both brackets, and lived life on the edge by putting Seton Hall in the Final Four. 

*Austin Power's Voice* I ALSO like to live dangerously.... 

Who am I kidding, with my luck Kansas will probably be the first number one seed to ever lose in the first round. Ah well, I'll talk shit to everyone around me about how "next level" my selections are, and then slowly tip toe away without a word when I'm left without a single team in the elite eight. If there's one thing in this world that I've mastered, it's the slow slink away into the darkness when I've lost. 

Need a drinking game for watching the games after work (or AT work, who am I to judge?!) || Check out my March Madness Drinking Game.

While yes, March Madness begins today, this half Irish girl hasn't forgotten that it's St. Patrick's Day. If there's one thing that the Irish and I have in common (besides half of my family tree) it's our love of drinking. I told CB to pick up some Jameson on his way home from work last night, I was going to experiment with a new Drink on Fleek. Now, I love Whiskey but I'd never had Jameson before. I found some Mint Julep glasses at Walmart for $3.00 and thought I'd do a take on the traditional Julep. This one uses Jameson and basil, instead of bourbon and mint. 

St. Patrick's Day Drink The Irish Julep

|| The Irish Juelp ||  
Makes 2 Cocktails


3 oz Jameson Irish Whiskey

1 oz Simple Syrup 

5 Basil Leaves, Plus a Couple for Garnish


First make your simple syrup. Heat one cup of water and one cup of sugar in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir continuously until sugar dissolves. Set aside to cool. Once cool, muddle your 5 basil leaves and simple syrup in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Add in Jameson and stir 3-4 times. Fill two julep glasses to the top with crushed ice, and strain Jameson/simple syrup into glasses. Garnish with basil and serve.

Turns out I like Jameson when combined with sugar! Who would have guessed? Oh, that's right, everyone would have guessed that. Ok, so I've sufficiently covered my blog in green today, now please don't pinch. Pinching is annoying and will probably get you bitch slapped at some point today, just a guess. 

Happy March Madness, Happy St. Patrick's Day y'all! 

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  1. Whiskey isn't really my jam, but love this simple recipe-- could definitely swap in another alcohol!

  2. Whiskey is my go-to drink and I couldn't be more excited to try out this recipe! I never would have thought of mixing whiskey, sugar and basil but it sounds delicious!

    xx, Caitlin

    1. If whiskey is your go-to then you gotta try this one. It is different than, say, Jack Daniels but it seriously is good for sipping (sipping slowly, this one is strong)

  3. A popular drink up here in Minneapolis is a whiskey ginger. Shot of whiskey some ginger ale and a fresh lemon and lime slice. Very tasty!

  4. That sounds yummy! I'm usually not a fan of straight whiskey... I try to mix it with ginger ale or sprite!

  5. Oooh I love anything with basil! I'm not a huge whiskey fan but this might be good, because sugar :)

  6. Mega yum! I need this in my life ASAP! Is it bad if I'm already wondering how many calories are in it...::Wince::

  7. I LOVE this! i think it's totally acceptable for me to make this this weekend :)


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