Wednesday, March 17, 2010

4 Leaf Clover

Cocaine Princess here.

Top o' the morning!

Today is St. Patrick's Day! It's not a day I celebrate on a grand scale but I do observe it by wearing green and by getting my nails colored in green polish. I have also decided on eating something green. No not a salad. This year I have selected........a mint chocolate square.

If you’ve been following my blog you’ll remember my post about the liquor store opening in our new neighborhood strip mall. We received the official LCBO recipe magazine on the day of the grand opening and browsing through it I came across 2 drinkies that are perfect for March 17th. 

“Smashed Irishman”
* 8 fresh mint leaves    
* 2 tablespoons sugar syrup
* 3 ounce Irish Whiskey
* 1 mint sprig

Place mint leaves on bottom of glass. Add syrup and combine well. Fill glass with crushed ice. Add whiskey. Stir. Garnish with sprig of mint.

“Shamrock Stinger
* 3 tablespoons bourbon
* 2 teaspoons Southern Comfort
* 2 teaspoons green crème de mente

Pour all ingredients into shaker 2/3 full of ice. Shake well. Strain into glasses filled with crushed ice.

I’m not too crazy about the above drinks for myself, however here’s one I really like and for anyone else who maybe craving a “Shamrock Shake,” and because McDonald's doesn't sell them up here anymore.

In a blender, combine the following ingredients and blend for 2 milk shakes

* 4 scoops mint chocolate chip ice cream

* 1/4 cup milk
* 1 drop of peppermint extract

Pour into glasses with a sprig of mint and or whipped cream garnish. Add additional milk to the blender if a thinner shake is desired. You can also add some additional chocolate syrup if you like. 


My lovelies, in some way shape or form may you all find your 4 Leaf Clover today.

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Cocaine Princess

5 comments: said...

I will observe this day eating Lucky Charms cereal with green beer.

The Shamrock Stinger is something I need to try!

Happy St. Paddy's Day Princess :)


Heff said...



Cocaine Princess said...

Heff at 3:32,
Thanks for the comment.

The Constant Complainer said...

I was out of town for St. Patrick's Day, so I'm wishing you a belated one, CP.

Cocaine Princess said...

CC at 6:46,
Thank you.