Sure green beer is fun, but why not celebrate St. Patrick’s Day a little differently this year?

Yes, the Ohio city named after the Emerald Isle throws an epic St. Paddy’s Day party (complete with a shamrock pancake feast, mile-long parade and two-day block party), but Dublin, Ohio’s Celtic Cocktail Trail also offers an elevated year-round experience that’s perfect for imbibing.

The Trail features 14 unique, Irish-inspired cocktails at locations around the city, including Irish pubs, fine dining rooms and a stunning rooftop bar overlooking the Scioto River. Locals and visitors receive a passport stamp at each stop, earning rewards and prizes for sipping on creatively crafted drinks that range from smooth whiskey and nocino cocktails to colorful concoctions like the Irish Tricolour.

Created by the bar team at the rooftop restaurant and bar VASO, this festive cocktail showcases the bold colors of the Irish flag with a surprising tropical palate, built with Jameson Irish Whiskey.

Irish Tricolour

Ingredients:

- 2 oz. Jameson Irish Whiskey

- 1 oz. Fresh Pineapple Juice

-  0.75 oz. Orgeat

- 0.5 oz. Fresh Lime Juice

- 0.25 oz. Green Chartreuse

- 3 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters (to top)

- Mint Sprig (for garnish)

Method:  

  1. Add the first five ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Shake and double strain over five ice cubes into a Collins glass.
  3. Top with crushed ice and Peychaud’s Bitters.
  4. Garnish with a mint sprig.

Learn more about the Celtic Cocktail Trail and other year-round Irish attractions in Dublin, Ohio at visitdublinohio.org 

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Irish tricolor cocktails for St. Patrick's Day.Vaso