Happy Hour: Paddy Melt

Happy Hour: Paddy Melt

St. Patrick’s Day is on the way, and you may be looking for festive ways to celebrate! Complete your corned beef and cabbage meal with an ice-cold cocktail. The Paddy Melt incorporates classic Irish and rye whisky, zingy lemon juice, simple syrup, and is sure to taste like a pot o’ gold. Send your family and friends over the rainbow with this whisky-fueled wonder!

Paddy Melt

Makes 1 cocktail

Equipment Needed:

  • Cheesecloth
  • Fine mesh strainer


Infused Rye:

  • 1/4 cup loose chamomile tea
  • 750 ml rye whiskey

Paddy Melt:

  • 3 to 4 ice cubes
  • 1 1/2 oz Irish whiskey
  • 1/2 oz chamomile-infused rye whiskey
  • 1/2 oz amaro
  • 3/4 oz lemon juice
  • 1 oz simple syrup 

Infusing the Rye:

  1. Combine the tea leaves and 750 ml rye whiskey and steep for 1 hour 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Strain the infused rye through a cheesecloth-lined fine mesh strainer and into a bottle.

Creating the Paddy Melt:

  1. Combine the ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously for 10 to 15 seconds.
  2. Strain into a rocks glass and enjoy!