Sneetches & Shamrock: Pocket Cocktail for St. Patrick’s Day

The Pocket Cocktail

In this series, we pair one of our unique print pocket squares with a delicious cocktail. One starts a conversation, the other keeps it going. Today’s edition is in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, and was created by fellow DC gentleman, Nick from The Straight Up.

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The Shamrock

[inspired by our Sneetches pocket square]

Derived from Patrick Gavin Duffy’s Official Mixers Manual (1940 edition), this is not only an Irish whiskey cocktail but it also comes from an Irishman.

  • 1.5oz Irish Whiskey
  • 1.5oz Dry Vermouth
  • .25oz Green Chartreuse
  • .25oz Creme de Menthe
  • Olive garnish

Simply pour the ingredients together, add ice, and stir until well chilled. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with olives.

Notes: Irish whisky blends well in this one, adding a little more body than the typical “dirty” martini. Also, use green Creme de Menthe if you’re craving the full shamrock experience.

Briny, light citrus and mint scented; what more could you ask for? The only question is which lucky people you’ll invite to join you this evening.

Let us know what you like about this little number. And, once you’ve had a sip or two, tell us about your favorite St. Patrick’s Day memory or your go-to green attire, in the comments.

Recipe and photo courtesy of The Straight Up.

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