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.
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!