I selected this week’s drink as a tribute to one of my favorite holidays, St. Patrick’s Day. I’m sure you all have it marked on your calendars with a big “WOO-HOO!” like I do. My husband and I celebrated St. Patty’s Day in Dublin years ago — one of our “Things to Do Before Having a Baby” that we checked off the list (and added to our “Things to Do AGAIN When We Retire” list) — and, although my mom claims I’m a mutt, I knew I had found my people when I partied with the Irish.
I cannot condone drinking anything except Guinness or Jameson on the actual holiday. But for those who aren’t — GASP! — beer fans…? A green drink is appropriate enough, I think. (And I should know, being an honorary Irishwoman and all.) So I present to you…
THE DIRTY GIRL SCOUT (Also known as: a drink that tastes way better than it looks)
* 1 oz. Baileys Irish Cream (I substituted the Mint Chocolate variety because I’m crazy like that)
* 1/2 oz. Creme de Menthe (green)
* 1 oz. Kahlúa
* 1 oz. Vodka
Even us ladies afflicted with Mommy Brain can handle this one: Mix all ingredients in cocktail shaker and pour over ice in glass of your choice: highball, martini, sippy cup, what-have-you.
Again, don’t judge the drink by its puke-green cover. Nine out of ten partygoers agree its dee-lish. Word of warning: It tastes yummy, but it can creep up on you. Sláinte!