Even on a Tuesday – this year’s March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day can tempt infrequent drinkers to get out and enjoy the festivities. But you don’t have to drink dyed-green beer to tap into the spirit of the holiday, says Steven Earles, CEO of Portland-based Eastside Distilling.
“With each successive year, consumers are getting more sophisticated in their beverage choices – they want quality and variety,” says Earles, whose company experiments with a variety of flavors in its drinks, such as Cherry Bomb Whiskey and Below Deck Coffee Rum.
** These recipes are for adults age 21 years and older. Please drink responsibly.
There’s a Moscow mule, made with vodka, and a Mexican mule, made with Tequila – now, here’s an Irish take.
1 ¼ oz. Burnside Bouron
2 tsp. mint simple syrup
In a tumbler over ice add Burnside Bourbon, mint simple syrup, a splash of lime juice, then fill with ginger beer. Stir together and garnish with mint leaves.
Who says you need a thick and heavy Guinness to raise a glass to St. Patrick? Why not something light, green and refreshing to attract the luck of the Irish?
1 ¼ oz. Portland Potato Vodka
½ oz. Midori
In a tumbler over ice add Portland Potato Vodka and Midori. Fill to the top with half lemonade and half soda water.
About Steven Earles: Steven Earles is the CEO of Portland-based Eastside Distilling, a producer of handcrafted spirits created from local ingredients and focused in small batches to ensure unparalleled quality. He is responsible for Eastside’s day-to-day operations as well as overseeing the company’s brand development and financial strategy. Earles, who joined Eastside in 2009, has more than two decades of executive experience and orchestrated the development and building of one of the largest land-development companies in southern California.