If you are seeking a St. Patrick's Day sipper or an easy green drink that is both refreshing and intriguing, check out the Irish Tea Party.
Sure, the Jameson Irish whiskey and green tea mix is great on its own and a nice alternative to similar drinks such as the Jameson and Ginger (without the carbonation). Yet, sometimes it is the little things that make a world of difference. It is the absinthe rinse that transforms this cocktail into something special.
- Rinse a rocks glass with Pernod Absinthe.
- Add ice.
- Pour Jameson over the ice.
- Add green tea and garnish with a lime slice.
(Recipe from Jameson Irish Whiskey)
How Strong Is the Irish Tea Party?
Despite the fact that the absinthe is just a little rinse, Pernod is a 136-proof spirit so we can't ignore it when estimating the alcohol content of the Irish Tea Party. However, it is still insignificant and this drink remains relatively mild, weighing in at right around 10% ABV (20 proof).
In this case, the absinthe is included for taste, not potency.