The Last Word: A Classic St. Patrick’s Day Cocktail Recipe

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Kristin Guy: - Discover, a blog by World Market

This St. Patrick’s Day we’re proclaiming a new motto: chic over shamrocks! So long to cheap emerald green beer, cheesy hats and plastic beaded necklaces. Hello to glamorous cocktails and a step back into time, celebrating with a classic. Don’t worry, elegant doesn’t mean fussy — and this St. Patrick’s Day cocktail is a cinch to pull off!

St. Patrick’s Day Cheers

The Last Word is a Prohibition-era cocktail where green chartreuse gives it a lovely jade hue. This cocktail may only have 4 ingredients, but it is as complex as it is gorgeous. Chartreuse is mixed with equal parts gin, maraschino liqueur and lime juice, making for a bright, herbaceous yet playful flavor profile that is perfect for springtime celebrations and beyond.

Concerned about adding unusual new bottles to your bar cart? Don’t be, these unique spirits can serve as your happy hour secret weapon! Green chartreuse loves whiskey —  give your classic Manhattan a twist. Or, try the green spirit infused with chilies and pair it with pear and ginger for an exotic sip. Maraschino also has many creative, not to mention refreshing, uses. Add it as a main ingredient to your favorite tropical drinks such as the daiquiri or beachcomber.

Think of The Last Word cocktail as your gateway into shaking up new and exciting St. Patrick’s Day cocktails this year! Why not host a little happy hour gathering with The Last Word cocktail as the main attraction? Add some St. Patty’s themed decor and serve up some lucky Irish eats to go with it.

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So let’s get that cocktail shaker filled with ice and toss out the food coloring. Cheers to adding a charming sophisticated touch of green to your upcoming St. Patrick’s Day celebrations!

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Makes 1 cocktail



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