St. Patrick’s Day, the high-holy day of the American drinking calendar is nearly here, but green beer, Irish coffees and gallons of Guinness are not the only way to mark the occasion. Should you be planning to sit out your local amateur hour and its countless misguided feats of drinking prowess and poor decision making, you may need an idea to entertain your guests.
This year, we’ve come up with a drink named after U.S.S. Jamestown, the first United States warship ever to be placed under civilian command for a private enterprise. In March of 1847, then President James Polk signed off on a relief mission to send much needed provisions to Ireland in the midst of the Potato Famine. Captained by veteran Boston mariner Captain Robert Bennet Forbes, the Jamestown reached Cork Harbor on April 12th.
- 2 oz Teeling Irish Whiskey
- 1 oz Sweet Vermouth
- 1/4 oz Benedictine
- 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
Stir with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.