St. Patrick's Day is Sunday and you can make it extra special with some unique cocktails created by our friends at Pernod Ricard. Jonathan Shock, bartender at the award-winning Detroit restaurant Lady of the House, joined Tati Amare and Jason Carr to share a few recipes including the Irish whiskey.
While Shock made a traditional Irish coffee, he explained the difference between whiskeys. Shock said there are blended whiskeys, which are lighter, like Powers Gold and Jameson. There are also single-barrel whiskeys, which are on the stronger side, such as Chivas Regal scotch whiskey. He then continued to make different cocktails with a whiskey base, and one was a spiked lemonade, made with fresh lemon juice.
Shock then made a smoked old fashioned, where he placed a glass upside-down on a recently-lit wood plank to get the smokey flavor onto the glass. He then added Jameson Black Barrel whiskey, a splash of angostura and orange bitters, and finished it with a squeeze of an orange rind.
This segment was sponsored by Pernod Ricard.