Don’t Judge Me Mondays: The Fairy & Leprechaun

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It’s hard to believe it’s almost St. Patrick’s Day already! Just like last year, I thought it would be fun to share a green cocktail of some kind to celebrate!  I have several mini bottles of various spirits laying around and the one that caught my eye while brainstorming a festive green drink was this Absinthe. It’s bright green, just what I wanted!  Absinthe has an anise-y licorice-y flavor so you know I like it.  I haven’t made cocktails with it before.   Absinthe is nicknamed the green fairy because it was believed at one time to be a hallucinogenic but the myth was disproven.  It’s also known for having a high alcohol content, so just watch yourself with this one!

I started pondering what flavors go well with licorice and came up with ginger and lemon. To add some Irish flair, I also added a little Irish Whiskey to the drink.  Obviously this is a good St. Patrick’s Day drink but it’s one I’ll be having more often (after the baby’s asleep, he he)!

Let’s get to it!

Start by filling your cocktail glass with ice.  Make sure it’s clear so you can see that bright green color! Now pour in about half the ginger ale and add the lemon juice, Absinthe and whiskey.

Top with the remaining ginger ale and give it a stir.  Serve with a festive straw if you’ve got one!

Enjoy and Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


The Fairy & Leprechaun
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  • 1 1/2  ounce Absinthe
  • 1/2 ounce Irish Whiskey
  • 5 ounces Ginger ale
  • the juice of half a Lemon


  1. Fill cocktail glass with ice.  
  2. Pour in half the ginger ale and add lemon juice, Absinthe and whiskey.  
  3. Top with remaining ginger ale and stir.  
  4. Serve with a festive straw!




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