If you fancy a change from Guinness or Baileys, have your cocktail shaker, crème de menthe and Irish whiskey at the ready to make some drinks that are sure to impress your guest.

Irish Eyes

1 oz Irish whiskey
¼ oz green crème de menthe
2 oz cream

Place the whiskey, crème de menthe and cream into a shaker with ice cubes and shake well. Strain into an old-fashioned glass and garnish with a maraschino cherry to serve.

Irish Pride

3 oz crème de menthe, green
3 oz Amaretto
2 oz lemon juice

Pour the crème de menthe into a highball glass, next pour in the Amaretto and follow with the lemon juice. Stir the ingredients together gently.

Green Fizz

½ tsp powdered sugar
1 egg white
½ tsp lemon, juice of
2 oz dry gin
1 tsp green crème de menthe
carbonated water

Pour all of the ingredients (except the carbonated water) into a shaker along with ice. Shake well and strain into a highball glass. Top the glass up with carbonated water to serve.

Shamrock cocktail

1 tsp green crème de menthe
½ oz vermouth
1½ oz Irish whiskey

Put all of the ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and stir well. Strain into a cocktail glass to serve, and garnish with an olive.

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