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Friday Cocktail – Irish Flag Cordial

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In honor of St. Patrick’s Day this weekend, I thought I would share drink I found on Pinterest – actually the pin had 30 different shots. I chose the “Irish Flag” shot. The Irish flag is orange, white and green. So, this is a layered drink.

I’ve never done a layered drink before so it was as an interesting experiment. Also, the drink calls for “orange liqueur”. OK, I have both Cointreau and Triple Sec and even the cheap Triple Sec isn’t “orange” colored, so I went with my favorite Cointreau.

Cast of Characters: Crème de Menthe, Irish Cream (Bailey’s), Orange Liqueur [Cointreau (or Triple Sec)]
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Now, as I said, I have never made a layered drink, so please bare with me. ;)

Carefully pouring into cordial glass in the following order… Cointreau (Triple Sec)
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Bailey’s Irish Cream
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Créme de Menthe
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Now, if you look closely at this photo, you can see the layering. As you can see, you really can’t see the “orange”, but I couldn’t bring myself to actually put food coloring in Cointreau. That would be so disrespectful of such a fine liqueur! ;)
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If you’re wondering what happens if you add the ingredients in reverse order, see how the drink on the right does’ t have the same size layer on top.
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Even without the orange color… you could sure taste the orange flavor. This tasted AWESOME and will now be something I will enjoying making.

Gotta love, Pinterest! :D

What is your favorite St. Patrick’s cocktail or are you drinking green beer?
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To get a printer friendly copy of the recipe, go here. (If link doesn’t work it is because the recipe is still under review.)

Irish Flag Cordial
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Serving Size: 1 glass

Carefully layer in the following order…
1 oz Cointreau (Triple Sec)
1 oz Bailey’s Irish Cream
1 oz Créme de Menthe

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