It is time to tip the hat to the Irish and their patron Saint Patrick. Legend has it he brought the Spirit — Christianity — to Ireland and then chased the snakes off the island. He didn’t invent Irish whiskey but without the snakes to worry them the Irish had more time to enjoy this spirit, too. Erin go bragh!
2 ounces Irish whiskey
1 ounce green Chartreuse
1/2 ounce sweet vermouth
Combine all the ingredients in an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. For luck, float a four-leaf clover in the drink.
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