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March 15, 2012

St. Paddy's Day Manhattan

Tired of the traditional St. Paddy's Day cocktails?....Mickey's Big Mouth, green beer, straight whiskey.  Check this one out!

Mix it up a little with a Manhattan made with Guinness, how clever is that?!

So if you consider yourself a little out of the ordinary, a little off kilter, this will get you back on track......I promise!

Recipe by Scott Beattie ~ Photograph by Tim Mazurek


1 1/2 ounces Jameson Irish Whisky
3/4 ounce Noilly Prat sweet vermouth
2 dashes Angostura bitters
1 can Guinness


Add the whisky, vermouth, and bitters to an empty mixing glass, then add enough ice to fill the glass 2/3 of the way full. Stir for 20 seconds and then strain into a Martini glass.

Pour Guinness into a cold glass large enough to hold the whole can plus a little extra {16-24 oz.}. After pouring, wait about 90 seconds for the Guinness to settle. Carefully spoon all of the light brown foam from the top of the Guinness and place it gently on top of the drink, in the Martini glass.

Optional: To make the shamrock, fill an atomizer or small spray bottle with Angostura bitters. Using either a stencil or a thick paper cut-out of a shamrock you made yourself, lightly place the sheet on top of the foam. Spray with the atomizer. Remove stencil sheet and serve.


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Marina said...

That is something I need right now!

Mal said...

Such a unique cocktail idea! I may have to give this a try tomorrow :-)

Mal @ The Chic Geek