Recipe: Who’s Your Paddy?

Green Cocktail | St Patrick's Day | Melbourne Cocktails

Who's Your Paddy?

Melbourne has its fair share of Irish-Australians, as well as a large and forever growing, Irish ex-pat community. I saw a documentary not so long ago on a campaign Australian Immigration was running in Ireland to recruit Irish youth to live and work in Australia, especially for industries with resource shortages.

Irish_cloverCome St Patrick’s Day, the Irish make their presence especially well known. The streets and pubs become a sea of green leprechaun costumes and three leaf clovers. Why the 3 leaf clover? Well, the shamrock as it’s called is the symbol Saint Patrick used to represent the Holy Trinity.

As the patriotic gather to celebrate Ireland’s national day and pay tribute to their foremost Catholic Saint, it’s customary for the lovable larrikins to drink copious amounts of Guinness. I think I’d prefer a tasty green cocktail.

Happy St Patrick’s Day.

Recipe: Who’s Your Paddy?


  • 30ml Midori
  • 30ml Bacardi white rum
  • 15ml triple sec
  • 1 kiwi fruit, skin removed
  • ½ fresh lime
  • Lemmy Lemonade
  • Garnish: slices of kiwi fruit


Place slices of kiwi fruit around inside of glass for garnish. Place kiwi fruit in cocktail shaker and muddle. Add ice cubes, Midori, rum, triple sec and squeeze lime into shaker. Seal tightly and shake well. Strain into glass using fine strainer. Top off with crushed ice and Lemmy Lemonade.

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