I was so disappointed with my attempt at an Irish Potato Salad Roll that it drove me to drink. 

Quite luckily as it happened because that particular cab on the road to rack and ruin drove me right up to the Emerald Presse.  And you know, if there’s one other thing the Irish are famous for outside of potatoes, corned beef and cabbage, it’s drinking. And the Emerald Presse  will tickle the tastebuds of even the most fastidious of Fassnidges.

 Emerald Presse1

Emerald Presse1

I’m not normally a whiskey drinker so I was not sure how this would taste.  I liked the idea of the mint, apple and lime even though they seemed a weirdly light combination for what I always think of as being a heavy drink. 

Anyhoo….Put  ’em together and have you got? Not bibbidi-bobbidi-boo but…My new favourite drink!!!!  

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Emerald Presse2

The flavours worked really well together.  That little frizzante from the sparkling apple juice also added some lightness to it. In my best Irish accent this was the fooking craic!!!! I can’t even begin to tell you how delicious this is.  You need to make it immediately and come back to me.

Go  on

I’ll still be here when you get back.

Now, take that first sip and “Ohhhhh…..Yeah, sooooooo good” 

Then we’ll have a sneaky second.  Just because that sparkling apple juice isn’t going to sparkle forever.

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Emerald Presse3

 The original recipe for this called for 45 ml of Jameson’s.  When I measured this out, it looked like a huge amount of whiskey.  I scaled mine back to around 30mls and found it about right for my taste.  You can scale up or down according to your preference. 

Styling Tip

 If you really wanted your whiskey in a jar, this would look really cute served in mason jars – in which case you probably could use the full  45ml of Jameson’s.


Emerald Presse
Serves 1
A delicious refreshing cocktail to celebrate St Patrick's Day
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  1. 30ml Jameson Irish Whiskey
  2. Sparkling Apple Juice
  3. 2 sprigs of mint
  4. Half a lime, quartered
  5. Ice
  1. Muddle the mint leaves and the lime quarters in a whiskey glass
  2. Half fill the glass with ice.
  3. Add 30ml of Jameson Irish Whiskey.
  4. Add 90ml of sparkling apple juice.
  5. Top with ice and garnish with another sprig of mint.
  6. Sláinte
  1. Feel free to adjust the quantities of whiskey and apple juice to suit your taste.
  2. *Also, I think this recipe came from Australian Gourmet Traveller, however as it was just a cut out piece of paper, I am not 100% sure. If anyone knows, please let me know and I will attribute authorship accordingly.
Adapted from Australian Gourmet Traveller*
Adapted from Australian Gourmet Traveller*
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 Happy St Patrick’s Day, may the road rise to meet you!

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