St. Patrick’s Day is one of the biggest parties of the year. The celebration is a tradition for many of us, whether we have a drop of Irish blood or not. If you’re joining in the fun, you will definitely need a few great drinks for the occasion.
From green beer to cocktails featuring Irish whiskey and other lucky spirits, there’s a fun and tasty recipe to fit every taste. Mix one of these up and start spreading the Irish cheer — Erin go Bragh!
St. Paddy’s Spritzer
2 oz. Smirnoff Cucumber-Lime Zero Sugar Infusions
1 oz. cucumber puree
1 oz. brewed green tea
1 oz. bottled sparkling water
1 Lime wheel
1 cucumber wheel
Directions: In a cocktail stirring pitcher, combine the Smirnoff Cucumber-Lime Zero Sugar Infusion, cucumber puree, brewed green tea and sparkling water. Pour over ice. Garnish with fresh lime and cucumber.
6 oz. Smirnoff Ice Green Apple
2 oz. sparkling lemonade
1 maraschino cherry
1 sour candy rainbow belt
Directions: Combine Smirnoff Ice Green Apple and sparkling lemonade in a cocktail stirring pitcher; mix well. Pour over ice in a cocktail glass. Thread the maraschino cherry and rainbow candy onto a cocktail stirrer and garnish drink.
Lucky Melon Cooler
4–6 honeydew melon balls, chilled
4 oz. Smirnoff Seltzer Cranberry Lime
1 oz. honeydew puree
2 oz. lime juice
Lime slices for garnish
Fresh clover sprigs (or clover frozen in ice cubes)
Directions: Fill a tall cocktail glass with honeydew melon balls. Mix seltzer and lime juice in a cocktail stirring pitcher. Pour over chilled melon and garnish with lime slices and fresh clover sprigs.
Coup Of Gold
1.5 cups Cointreau
3 cups The Botanist Gin
1.5 cups fresh lemon juice
0.5 cup simple syrup
1 tablespoon ground turmeric
20 mint leaves
Stir all ingredients together in a punch bowl and refrigerate. When Ready to serve, add large ice cube (s) to bowl and garnish with lemon wheels and a few additional mint leaves if desired. Ladle into coupe glasses and add garnish to serve. (serves 8)
1 oz. Cointreau
2 oz. Tequila
.75 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
.5 barspoons of Matcha Green Tea Powder fresh lemon juice
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and add ice. Shake and strain into a rocks glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.
On Cloud 9
1.5 oz. The Botanist Gin
1.5 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
.5 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
6 fresh Mint “eaves
Add all ingredients to a shaker. Add ice and shake. Fine strain over ice into a Rocks glass. Garnish with a Fresh Mint Sprig.
2 oz. The Botanist Gin
.75 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
.75 oz. Fresh Grapefruit Juice
.5 oz. Fermented Honey
3 Fresh Basil Leaves
Add all ingredients into a shaker. Add ice and strain into a chilled Coupe glass. Garnish with a fresh basil leaf.
Fermented Honey: Add 1-part water to 8-parts honey in a mason jar. Stir and leave with lid resting on top. Stir every day for 2 weeks.
2 oz Mount Gay Black Barrel or 2 oz Mount Gay Extra Old
3 dashes Angostura® bitters
1 rough cut sugar cube
Muddle the sugar and bitters in mixing glass. Add Mount Gay Black Barrel or Mount Gay Extra Old Rum, ice and stir.
Luck O’ the Irish Apple Sipper
3 ounces Barefoot Moscato Spumante Bubbly
1 ounce Irish Whiskey
1 ounce Apple Juice
Apple Slice Garnish
Combine Irish Whiskey and apple juice in cocktail shaker with ice.
Shake to blend and chill.
Strain into champagne flute.
Top with Moscato Spumante.
Garnish with apple slice.
Pinch Me Prosecco
3 ounces Barefoot Bubbly Prosecco — chilled
¾ ounce lime juice
¾ ounce simple syrup
Combine lime juice and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake to chill
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and top with Barefoot Bubbly Prosecco
Garnish with lime wheel
PROPER PADDY’S PUNCH
1 Bottle of Proper No. Twelve Whiskey
1 12oz Can of Lemonade
1 Cup Fresh Lemon Juice
250 ml Red Wine
3 Lemons, Sliced into Wheels, for Garnish
Directions: In a Large Punch Bowl, Add Proper Twelve Whiskey, Lemonade, and Fresh Lemon Juice. Refrigerate overnight. Add ice and stir. Top with Red Wine & Lemon Slices for Garnish
2 oz Patron Silver
.75 oz Patron Citronge Orange
.75 St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur
.75 oz Fresh Lime Juice
.5 oz Fino Sherry
.5 oz Agave Syrup
1 Lime wedge
1 Celery Stick
1 Pinch salt
1 Celery spear & edible flower for garnish
Sugar, maldon salt & celery salt rim
Rim a highball glass with a mix of sugar, maldon salt & celery salt.
Combine ingredients in a blender with crushed ice and blend until a slushy consistency is achieved.
Pour contents from blender into glass.
Garnish with celery spear and edible flower before a well-deserved siesta.
Roe & Co Irish Coffee
40ml Roe & Co
60ml freshly brewed americano coffee
10ml porter syrup/sugar syrup
15ml fresh lightly whipped cream
grated nutmeg & 3 coffee beans
Heat the Irish coffee glass with boiling water. Once heated empty the water out and add 60ml of freshly brewed hot coffee and in the syrup. Stir lightly. Pour in 40ml of Roe & Co and layer lightly whipped fresh cream on top. Garnish with 3 coffee beans and a light dusting of grated nutmeg.
Tullamore D.E.W.’s Irish Coffee
2 part of Tullamore D.E.W. Original
Top with Freshly Brewed Hot Coffee
1 tbsp Brown Sugar
Heavy Cream, Slightly Whipped
METHOD: Preheat a clear-stemmed glass with very hot water. Add the sugar and brewed coffee and stir well. Once sugar has melted, stir in in the whisky. Gently whip the heavy cream by shaking it in a protein shaker with a blender ball — you want a still somewhat loose, not stiff consistency. Pour the cream over the back of a hot teaspoon to top the drink (and prevent cream from penetrating the top of the drink). Finally, garnish with grated nutmeg or cinnamon for spicy finish. for spicy finish.
Absolut Zen Clover
1oz Absolut Lime
.5oz cucumber juice (skin on)
.5oz junmai sake
Green apple foam*
Garnish Kinome Leaf. Combine 4oz green apple juice (set with ascorbic acid) and 1 egg white in an ISI charger. Charge with NO2, shake and let sit for 2 min before using.
Green Gardens with Humboldt’s Finest
1.75 oz Humboldt’s Finest
.25 oz Green Chartreuse
.75 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
.5 oz simple syrup
1/4 of a small yellow bell pepper
Fresh oregano (3 leaves plus 1 stem for garnish)
Add 1 heaping tbsp of chopped pepper to shaker, muddle well, add 3 slightly smashed (use fingers, to release oils) oregano leaves, Humboldt’s Finest, Green Chartreuse, lime and simple syrup. Add ice and shake vigorously, strain into a cocktail coupe. Garnish with oregano sprig and cut pepper wedge.
Straight Up Lucky
2 oz Gray Whale Gin
2 oz Green pressed juice.( Gray Whale’s favorite mix : Kale, Pineapple, lemon, ginger juice)
½ oz Agave syrup
Shake with ice and strain. Serve straight up in a martini glass.
0.5oz Fresh Lime Juice
5 Slices of Cucumber
Mint Leafs To Taste