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St. Patrick's Day Cocktails from Bushmills Irish Whiskey #Weekly Menu Plan

Bushmills Irish Honey Smash

Happy St. Patrick's Day
The day that everyone is Irish.
May you have a day of luck and good company!
Enjoy a cocktails compliments of 

Bushmills Irish Honey Smash:

1.5 oz of Bushmills Irish Honey
2 - 3 mint leaves
3/4 oz Simple Syrup
2 pieces of Lemon
1 oz water

Drink Recipe Preparation: Muddle the lemon, mint, water, and simple syrup in the bottom of a mixing glass. Add Bushmills, shake, and strain into a glass filled with crushed ice.  Garnish with a sprig of mint and serve.

Honey, I'm Home drink

Honey, I'm Home:

1.5 oz Bushmills Irish Honey
lemon wedge
1 dash Angostura Bitters
ginger beer

Drink Recipe Preparation: In your mixing glass add Bushmills, bitters and ginger beer. Shake, stir,  and strain over ice.

Irish old fashioned

Irish Old Fashioned:

1.5 oz Black Bush
1/2 oz Simple Syrup
2 dashes of orange bitters
1 orange rind

Drink Recipe Preparation: In your mixing glass add your Black Bush, Simple Syrup, orange bitters, and stir over ice for about 30 seconds.  When you're done strain this into a fresh glass of ice and garnish with an orange rind. Enjoy. 

Weekly Menu Plan:

Sunday: Half-Crocked Beef Stew with Crusty Homemade Bread (St. Patrick's Day celebrate a day early)

Meatless Monday: Chunky Tomato Soup with Grilled   Irish Cheddar Cheese Sandwiches

Wednesday: Good Luck Black Eyed Peas w/ Collard Greens

Thursday: Pork Ragu with Pappardelle & Salad

Saturday: Broccoli Cheddar Quiche and Tomato Salad

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  1. I've never been a big fan of Irish Whiskey until I had the honey whisky and it is good! These recipes look really yummy! Thanks!

    1. I'm not a big whiskey person either, but my husband likes it straight up. I think it's great in these cocktails.

  2. My husband and son love Irish Whiskey! Pinning for them - thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks for the pin... my husband loves whiskey too.


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