We’re getting you prepped for your St. Patrick’s Day activities with the help of Joaquín Simó of Pouring Ribbons in New York City. Here’s the Shei-lei-Lei cocktail recipe to try on Thirsty Thursday, then repeat for St. Patrick’s Day.
It’s a light and refreshing cocktail perfectly suited to the long day of drinking that St Patrick’s day traditionally implies. The coconut water adds a pleasantly earthy, tropical note that plays beautifully with the honeyed malt notes of the whiskey. The green tea provides a gentle grassiness (and a vivid green tint), with the cane syrup mellowing the tea’s vegetal notes while echoing the soft confectionery spices of Knappogue 12 year. The grated & inserted cinnamon stick over the top both echoes and contrasts with the flavors to come, while also adding a lovely color contrast.
— Joaquín Simó
- 2 oz Knappogue Castle 12 Year Irish whiskey
- 3 oz Vita Coco coconut water
- .5 oz rich cane sugar syrup**
- .25 tsp matcha tea