Lucky Leprechaun St. Patrick’s Day Drink

If you are looking for something to put a little jig in your step and are not the Irish Whiskey or Guinness drinking type, may I suggest this delicious and delightfully festive St. Patrick’s Day drink? It’s bright emerald color is perfect for all your Irish gatherings. It packs a wallop of gladness and is guaranteed to make you feel as though you’d found the end of the rainbow. I call it the Lucky Leprechaun.

Lucky Leprechaun - Bakerlady

Gorgeous right? Here’s how to make it. Combine equal parts Captain Morgan’s Spiced Rum, Malibu Coconut Rum, Midori Melon Liquor and Blue Curacao Liquor with a splash of pineapple juice in a cocktail shaker over ice. Shake to combine, then serve in an old-fashioned glass. Or, if you’d prefer, a highball glass filled with ice and garnished with a little wedge of pineapple/cherry and an umbrella. But on St. Patrick’s Day, you are going to probably be opting for the less high maintenance version. Just sayin. You can also make this a shot. Same ingredients. Pour into shot glasses and throw one back shouting “Kiss me I’m Irish!”. Cheers!

Lucky Leprechaun - Bakerlady

Equal Parts:
Blue Curacao liqueur
Midori® melon liqueur
Malibu® coconut rum
Captain Morgan® spiced rum
splash (or two) pineapple juice

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice cubes. Shake and strain into a glass. Serve.

*Side note: With a splash of sweet n’ sour mix, in addition to the pineapple juice, this drink is known as “Liquid Marijuana”.

Snow Bear

It has already been a long hot summer here in the Pacific Northwest. And it isn’t even August yet. June and July have been far too sticky and sweltering for this mild-weathered girl. Thankfully, I recently returned from an Alaskan cruise. Blissful 50 degree breezes blowing across the deck of our ship were the perfect relief from sweaty summer days. We saw gorgeous glaciers bigger than you can imagine. Giant chunks of ethereal blue ice creating tidal waves of force as they fell off. The little dots in the foreground of this picture are harbor seals.

Chilly Snow Bear - Bakerlady

One of the highlights of our cruise were the drink cards our travel agent Dana (Dana@aplustravel.com) provided for us. She was incredibly helpful from booking to completion of our cruise and I highly recommend her! I had the opportunity to try some drinks I’d never even heard of before and really enjoyed one called a Snow Bear. It was cool and light – the perfect thing to put a chill in the summer air. It tastes a little like an Mounds candy bar. Full of refreshing coconut, milk and rich chocolate.

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Pirate’s Punch

There are similar versions of this drink around. Similar, but not nearly as good. You may have heard them called a Bahama Mama, Rum Runner or The Bucket. It’s famous in my family as “that thing Lizzy makes that’s sooooo good and totally full of alcohol”. Lizzy is my baby sister Elizabeth. She’s a bartender and she made up this drink. She loves pirates, mostly the Johnny Depp variety. Especially when he says “Elizabeth”. So, she named it Pirate’s Punch. It’ll make you walk and talk just like Depp’s “Jack Sparrow“. Ahem. Sorry. Captain Jack Sparrow.

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