The Clontarf 1014 Irish Whiskey cocktail I shared last week was a bit of a serious drink. It’s one of those drinks you sip on and savor. And I love that about the drink. However, we are talking about St. Patrick’s Day and I think this holiday also deserves a fun and easy to drink cocktail. So, that’s where this honey Irish mojito comes in. It’s light and refreshing, while also full of Irish spirits. If only it finished with a pot of gold…
Originally I created this honey Irish mojito for another site I write for. But then they got all healthy on me and wanted me to start doing smoothie recipes instead of cocktails. My kids were pretty happy about the change because now they get to enjoy some of my drink creations. And it also means I have more cocktail ideas to post here. Good news for you, people.
My goal for this drink was to use Irish whiskey, Celtic honey liqueur and something else to add in some green. But I didn’t want it to be the bright green color of many St. Patrick’s Day cocktails. Instead, I wanted the green to come from something natural. That’s where mint came in, and the idea of a honey Irish mojito.
I know technically the drink is a light brown/amber-ish color. But, there are flecks of green from the muddled mint and the mint garnish adds an additional pop of color. No need for apple pucker or any other bright green liqueur. The Celtic honey liqueur replaces simple syrup or sugar to sweeten the drink, and it also pairs nicely with the Irish whiskey. The finished cocktail is light, refreshing and easy to drink. A winner in my book.
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- 15 fresh mint leaves
- ½ ounce fresh squeezed lime juice
- 2 ounces Irish whiskey
- ½ ounce Celtic honey liqueur
- Soda water
- Sprig of mint for garnish
- Add mint and lime juice to a cocktail shaker and gently muddle.
- Add Irish whiskey, honey liqueur and ice.
- Shake and strain into an ice filled highball or Collins glass (or a Mason jar).
- Top with soda water and garnish with a sprig of mint.
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Note: I received a sample of the Celtic honey liqueur. All thoughts, opinions, images and recipe are my own.