"Dagda's Choice | Crafted Pour"

"With St. Patrick’s Day coming up, I wanted to do a few recipes focusing on Irish whiskey (naturally). While looking for inspiration, I fell down the Wikipedia rabbit hole and ended up on Irish Folk Mythology and the page about Dagda. “Dagda is portrayed as a father-figure, king, and Druid. He is associated with agriculture, manliness and strength, as well as magic, druidry and wisdom. He can control life and death, the weather and crops, as well as time and the seasons.” The base of the drink is Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey to lay a foundation of baked goods and grain sweetness. Taking out the absinthe for a more vegetal modifier like green chartreuse seemed appropriate for a god of agriculture. A Smokey mezcal subs in for the traditionally sweet maraschino and picks up the smoked rosemary from the glass. Rich ginger syrup and the traditional Angostura and Peychaud’s bitters round out the drink with a spicy sweetness needed to stand up to some intense flavors on the glass. I don’t know if he’s out there or not but if the Dagda does come knocking, one of these might buy me some more time. Cheers!", "undefined", "Dagda's Choice",

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Dagda's Choice By , May 8, 2009 With St. Patrick’s Day coming up, I wanted to do a few recipes focusing on Irish whiskey (naturally). While looking for inspiration, I fell down the Wikipedia rabbit hole and ended up on Irish Folk Mythology and the page about Dagda. “Dagda is portrayed as a father-figure, king, and Druid. He is associated with agriculture, manliness and strength, as well as magic, druidry and wisdom. He can control life and death, the weather and crops, as well as time and the seasons.” The base of the drink is Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey to lay a foundation of baked goods and grain sweetness. Taking out the absinthe for a more vegetal modifier like green chartreuse seemed appropriate for a god of agriculture. A Smokey mezcal subs in for the traditionally sweet maraschino and picks up the smoked rosemary from the glass. Rich ginger syrup and the traditional Angostura and Peychaud’s bitters round out the drink with a spicy sweetness needed to stand up to some intense flavors on the glass. I don’t know if he’s out there or not but if the Dagda does come knocking, one of these might buy me some more time. Cheers! With St. Patrick’s Day coming up, I wanted to do a few recipes focusing on Irish whiskey (naturally). While looking for inspiration, I fell down the Wikipedia rabbit hole and ended up on Irish Folk Mythology and the page about Dagda. “Dagda is portrayed as a father-figure, king, and Druid. He is associated with agriculture, manliness and strength, as well as magic, druidry and wisdom. He can control life and death, the weather and crops, as well as time and the seasons.” The base of the drink is Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey to lay a foundation of baked goods and grain sweetness. Taking out the absinthe for a more vegetal modifier like green chartreuse seemed appropriate for a god of agriculture. A Smokey mezcal subs in for the traditionally sweet maraschino and picks up the smoked rosemary from the glass. Rich ginger syrup and the traditional Angostura and Peychaud’s bitters round out the drink with a spicy sweetness needed to stand up to some intense flavors on the glass. I don’t know if he’s out there or not but if the Dagda does come knocking, one of these might buy me some more time. Cheers! Ingredients: - Irish Whiskey - Mezcal Instructions: Smoke a rocks glass with rosemary and set aside. In a mixing glass with ice, combine all the ingredients and stir to dilute and chill. Strain into the smoked glass with a fresh block of ice. Garnish with a freshly lit rosemary sprig. Enjoy! Originals,Spirit Forward,Ginger,Green Chartreuse,Irish Whiskey,Holiday,Mezcal