17 March is St Patrick’s Day. Thankfully it happens every year and lasts the whole day. It’s a day where we all celebrate being a little bit Irish - be it in blood or in spirit. The fact that St Patrick’s Day is celebrated all around the world is just one way in which we see how being Irish has blended into so many different communities, cultures, and nationalities. And as St Patrick’s Day is celebrated slightly differently wherever you may be in the world shows how easily being Irish mixes with every other culture.
So, this St Patrick’s Day, let’s celebrate diversity. Let’s look at how the blending of cultures in South Africa and across the world makes life so much more enjoyable. Looking for the perfect St. Patrick’s Day Cocktail? Here are three recipes that you can try:
Irish Whiskey Tullamore D.E.W, and the South African favourite that’s gone global the sparkling apple cider Appletiser. Both of these are simply delicious to drink on their own, however when you blend these two together, something truly magical happens – and because both bottles are green, you’ll certainly be celebrating St Patrick’s Day in style.
Tullamore D.E.W and Appletiser
- 200ml Appletiser
- 3 slices of green apple
Fill a highball glass with ice
Pleasure the ice by adding 50ml Tullamore D.E.W original
Top up with 200ml of Appletiser
Garnish with a fan of fresh apple slices
An unconventional whiskey is best enjoyed in an unconventional cocktail. Dazzle yourself or your friends this St. Patrick’s Day with one of Teeling Whiskey’s exceptionally curated signature serves.
Teeling Irish Whiskey
- 1 ½ parts Teeling Small Batch Irish Whiskey
- 4 parts Freshly Brewed Coffee
- ¾ part Sugar Syrup
- Heavy cream, lightly whipped
Prewarm a heat proof glass (or mug) with hot water and let it stand for a few minutes.
Pour out the water, and add the Sugar Syrup, Teeling Small Batch, and freshly brewed coffee.
Stir, then top with a layer of lightly whipped heavy cream (pour it over with a back spoon). Dust with freshly grated nutmeg.
- 2 parts Teeling Small Batch Irish Whiskey
- ¼ part pineapple syrup
- 4 parts Soda Water
- Squeeze of Fresh Lime
Add whiskey and pineapple juice to a glass and stir with a bar spoon until mixed.
Add ice. Top with soda water. Squeeze fresh lime.