Irish Beauty

DSCN0332[1] Here we are on the first Wednesday of a brand new month…March. The winds will blow, Northerners will delay packing away their winter coat and what could possibly be the most party-ing holiday of the year will happen…Saint Patrick’s Day. Anyone who has ever been in Manhattan on St. Patty’s Day knows exactly what I mean! Naomi Blackburn will help you get ready to party with a month long celebration of Irish Specialties…both alcoholic and  in a few cases non-alcoholic libations.

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MID WEEK MIXERS by Naomi Blackburn

I am hooked on a show on Spike TV called Bar Rescue. In this show, Jon Taffer brings in experts, including himself, to evaluate and turn around under performing bars/restaurants or “Pub and Grubs”. One part of the show is mixologists developing new drinks for the “revamped” bars. On one show, he described an Irish drink he had developed and the way he described it sounded delicious. The problem..he never give the full recipe. As the mixologist gave two of the ingredients, lime juice and ginger, I knew that I wanted a concoction with those two ingredients in it. What did I come up with…The Irish Beauty!

So, here we go!


3 oz Bushmills Irish
1/2 oz FRESH SQUEEZED lime juice
1 oz Simple Syrup
1/4 t.
ground ginger
1.5 oz ginger ale


1) Place first 4 ingredients in a shake with ice and shake for 60 seconds.
2) Pour into a glass which has a large amount of ice in it~you want this drink COLD!
3) Top with ginger ale and stir very gently
4) Garnish with lime slice

About the author

Bette Lee Crosby

USA Today Bestselling and Award-winning novelist Bette Lee Crosby's books are "Well-crafted storytelling populated by memorable characters caught up in equally memorable circumstances." - Midwest Book Review The Seattle Post Intelligencer says Crosby's writing is, "A quirky mix of Southern flair, serious thoughts about important things in life and madcap adventures." Samantha from Reader's Favorite raves, "Crosby writes the type of book you can't stop thinking about long after you put it down." "Storytelling is in my blood," Crosby laughingly admits, "My mom was not a writer, but she was a captivating storyteller, so I find myself using bits and pieces of her voice in most everything I write." It is the wit and wisdom of that Southern Mama Crosby brings to her works of fiction; the result is a delightful blend of humor, mystery and romance along with a cast of quirky charters who will steal your heart away. Her work was first recognized in 2006 when she received The National League of American Pen Women Award for a then unpublished manuscript. She has since gone on to win nineteen awards for her work; these include: TheRoyal Palm Literary Award, the FPA President's Book Award Gold Medal, Reader's Favorite Award Gold Medal, and the Reviewer's Choice Award.


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