2 oz whiskey
1 oz melon liqueur
1 dash of green food coloring
Ginger ale to fill
Step 1: Fill a tall glass with ice.
Step 2: Pour in the whiskey, melon liqueur, food coloring, and ginger ale.
Step 3: Garnish the glass with a lime and lemon slice. If you’d like extra flavor to your drink, you can drop a slice of each inside of it too.
It’s St. Patrick’s Day and to celebrate, we’re drinking the Green Eyed Ginger cocktail. After all, you can’t celebrate St. Patrick’s Day without drinking whiskey. It makes perfect sense to drink a green eyed ginger on this day and includes ingredients that can play on the name. If you haven’t caught on, the ginger ale is where the ginger comes from and the ‘green eye’ is in the food coloring. The original recipe that I found did not include the food coloring but if you’re going to have a St. Patrick’s day themed drink, it has to be green in my opinion.
Now my go-to whiskey of choice is usually Jameson if I’m looking for something to make a mixed drink with. But for this one, I feel like you HAVE to use Jameson or a similar Irish whiskey just because it makes it that much more festive. The ginger ale and melon liqueur compliment the whiskey so well that it doesn’t taste like you’re drinking a cocktail at all. It’s more refreshing than anything and the whiskey is very subtle.
The lemon and lime are of course just for garnish but somehow they make it taste even more refreshing. This is especially if you choose to drop a couple of lime or lemon wheels in the drink. This will give you hints of the lime or lemon taste. In addition, when it comes to the food coloring, I would keep this to a minimum. Food coloring can be super sweet and overpower the flavor if you add too much.
This green eyed ginger cocktail is the perfect St. Patty’s day sipper. Whether you’re drinking at home in your most festive St. Patrick’s day tee or heading out for the night, this will be a refreshing starter drink. Cheers!