Friday Cocktail – Irish Flag Cordial


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)]

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)

Bailey’s Irish Cream

Créme de Menthe

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! ;)

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.

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?

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
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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