march som: irish mint
introducing march’s scent of the month, irish mint! with top notes of savory whiskey and pear, middle notes of crisp honey and vanilla, all wrapped up with a touch of invigorating mint. This one was inspired by our love for festive irish whiskey, which feels right for the month of celebrating all things celtic.
we hope this scent of the month brings you warm and cozy vibes. if freshening your car with irish mint has you in full st patty's day mode, we’ve got some further inspo for you, starting with a tiny history lesson (think leprechaun size):
the first record of irish whiskey dates back to 1405 in ireland. it quickly became one of the most loved drinks, in fact, Queen Elizabeth 1 was known to have stocks of it delivered to her court in 1541. due to the irish war of independence and the prohibition in the united states, the irish whiskey industry declined immensely. it wasn’t till 1988, when irish distillers group was bought by the french, that sales soared once again. nowadays 7 - 10 million cases of irish whiskey are imported every year, making it one of the most popular alcohols around the world.
if you want to dive deeper into the vibes of this scent, here are some recipes involving irish whiskey (use the real stuff though ie jameson or similar, don’t go dipping your air freshener into your next cocktail, as tempting as that will be).
- original irish coffee - this delicious hot cocktail was created in 1942, and is perhaps the most popular drink that includes irish whiskey. to craft this drink you’ll need 4oz of coffee, 2 tsp brown sugar, 1 oz heavy whipping cream and 1 ½ oz irish whiskey. first, add the brown sugar into your heatproof glass and add in your coffee, stir until sugar is dissolved. next, add the irish whiskey and stir again. lastly, float your heavy whipping cream on top by pouring it over the back of a spoon and enjoy!
- irish winter - this simple, hot coffee cocktail is slightly different than the original irish coffee. to make this drink you’ll need 1 ½ oz irish whiskey, ¾ oz kahlua liqueur, ¾ oz irish cream liqueur, 4 oz hot coffee and whipped cream. start by mixing the irish whiskey, kahlua liqueur and irish cream liqueur in a heatproof glass. Next, fill the glass with hot coffee and stir. Add some whipped cream to the top for some sweetness and enjoy!
- whiskey ginger - if you’re looking for a cold cocktail, the whiskey ginger is the perfect drink for you! this is the simplest drink to create. all you need is 1 ½ oz irish whiskey, 5 oz ginger ale and a wedge of lime. Simply pour the irish whiskey in a highball glass with ice, fill the remainder of the glass with ginger ale and top with a wedge of lime.