Guinness and Irish coffee are St. Patrick’s Day mainstays, but that’s not stopping local mixologists from getting more creative. Boca Raton’s Tap 42 rose to the challenge and concocted the Irish You Well cocktail specially for PBI’s March issue.
“I wanted to do something fresh and tropical,” says beverage director Paige Nast. “I saw the Key lime liqueur and thought it would be a good match for Irish whisky. I added fresh lime juice and topped the drink with a Key lime foam. It’s perfect for Florida this time of year.”
Irish You Well
- 3 oz. Key lime juice
- 4 oz. simple syrup
- 2 egg whites
- 1 ½ oz. Jameson Irish Whiskey
- 1 ½ oz. KeKe Key Lime Liqueur
- ½ oz. ginger liqueur
- ½ oz. fresh lime juice
- ½ oz. cinnamon- and vanilla-infused agave
- Shaved lime and orange zest for garnish
To make the Key lime foam, combine Key lime juice, simple syrup, and egg whites in an iSi whip. Charge three times and shake well.
To make the drink, mix remaining ingredients in a mixing glass. Add ice, shake well, and strain into a martini glass. Top with Key lime foam, shaved lime, and orange zest.