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Five Cocktails to Toast the Luck of the Irish

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Five Cocktails to Toast the Luck of the Irish
The Green Room from The Durham Hotel in Durham, North Carolina for St Patty's Day Revelry.

Green beer may be the go-to beverage for many St Patty’s Day revelers but we suggest you reach for a more refined beverage.

Situated six stories up on the top of The Durham Hotel, the Roof Bar mixes handmade cocktails that meld perfectly with small plates from James Beard award- winning chef Andrea Reusing of The Restaurant. Acclaimed Atlanta bartenders Greg Best and Paul Calvert developed a cocktail called The Green Room that plays on the botanical flavors of gin, dolin blanc and chartreuse with just a bit of sweetness.

“A riff on a gin-and-tonic, but more vegetal and herbaceous than its inspiration,” explains Greg and Paul.

“The Green Room is a very food-friendly cocktail. Named for a Durham bar and local landmark, The Green Room, where Durham Hotel owner Daniel Robinson once bartended.”

The chartreuse lends herbal noted to the cocktail and gives a kiss of green, making The Green Room a new celebratory fav.

More to Enjoy this St. Patrick’s Day

Photo by Jonathan Boncek

Cameron’s
Kick

from Mick Matricciano
of Charleston, South Carolina

 

Photo by Kieran Wagner

Space
Invader

from Max Sayer
of Saison, Richmond, Virginia

 

Prohibition Frozen Irish Coffee

Frozen Irish Coffee

from Jim McCourt of Prohibition
in Charleston, South Carolina

Photo by Christina Oxford

Arnaud’s Basil Smash

from Chris Hannah of Arnaud’s
in New Orleans, Louisiana

 

Photos by Andrew Cebulka

Swan
Song

from Hallie Arnold of The Grocery
in Charleston, South Carolina