Sip of the Emerald Isle

Local Irish-inspired drinks.

Ceili, Enki Brewing

This St. Patrick’s Day, Enki Brewing in Victoria is brewing up something special. Enki’s spring beer, Celi (the Irish word for “party”), embodies a celebration in the form of beer. A traditional red ale, Ceili is a tad sweet and lightly hopped. With hints of roasted barley, the brew boasts an amber hue and slightly dry finish.

Contented Irishman, J. Carver Distillery

With vodka and gin already on the market, Waconia’s J. Carver Distillery’s whiskey is still in the distilling process due to the extensive aging process required for whiskey. While we have to wait for the whiskey, Gina Holman, founding partner of J. Carver Distillery, suggests mixing up a Contented Irishman using vodka.

Contented Irishman

  • 1 oz. Irish Whiskey
  • 1/2 oz. J. Carver Premium Vodka
  • 1/2 oz. Kahlua
  • 1 oz. Metcalfe's Vermont Maple Cream Liqueur
  • Hot coffee

Pour alcohol into a mug. Fill up with hot coffee, stir and top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg.