Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with festive cocktails & special restaurant offers

St. Patrick’s Day is defined by a few things here in America: beer (usually Guinness), drinks (usually Jameson), and all green everything. Sometimes these things mix in a bad way, like with green beer. This year, though, switch things up in a delicious way and drink green St. Patrick’s Day cocktails.

We’ve rounded up some of the best tasting, fun, and downright enviable St. Patrick’s Day-themed cocktails. Sláinte!

Cocktails

Hillrock Mint Julep

2 oz Hillrock Solera Bourbon

1/2 oz simple syrup

3–4 fresh mint leaves

Directions: In a rocks glass, gently muddle the mint leaves to release their oils. Fill the glass with crush ice and pour the bourbon and simple syrup over the ice, stir just long enough to blend ingredients and garnish with fresh mint.

CRUMLIN COBBLER

Created by Nick Fogel, Beverage Director, The Late Late Bar & Spirit Grocer

Ingredients:

1.5 Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey

.5 Aperol

.5 Lemon

.25 Simple

3 Bar Spoon Macerated Strawberries

Garnish: Basil Sprig

Directions:

In a shaker muddle Strawberries. Combine the remaining ingredients, shake and strain into a rocks glass.

Macerated Strawberries

Ingredients:

1 pint strawberries

3 large basil leaves, Chiffonade

1 pint of sugar

Directions:

Cut Strawberries into small pieces. Combine with basil and sugar and mix vigorously, slightly bruising the strawberries. Cover and store for 12 hours.

BACARDÍ Refresco Superior

Ingredients:

· 2 parts BACARDÍ Superior

· .75 parts ginger syrup

· 1 parts lime juice

· .25 parts St-Germain

· 4 cilantro leaves

Method: Shake all ingredients vigorously with plenty of ice, double strain into a highball glass filled with ice. Garnish with lime wheel and fresh cilantro.

Corazon De Melon

Ingredients

· 3 parts fresh cantaloupe juice

· 2 parts HAVANA CLUB Añejo Blanco rum

· 1 part simple syrup

· 1 part maraschino cherry juice

· ½ part fresh lime juice

*Optional — Dash of Orange Bitters

· For cantaloupe juice: Blend 2 cups cubed cantaloupe melon in a blender until pureed and smooth. Strain the mixture through a mesh strainer.

Method: Combine the rum, cantaloupe juice, syrup, cherry juice and lime juice in a shaker filled with ice. Shake for 30 seconds then pour into a frosted glass. Garnish with a wedge of lime and a melon ball.

The NEO Fleur

Ingredients:

  • 1½ parts FACUNDO NEO Rum
  • ¾ parts Hibiscus Syrup
  • ½ parts Cucumber juice
  • ¾ parts Fresh Lime Juice
  • ½ parts Martini Bianco

Method: Add all ingredients to cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously. Serve in a chilled Champagne glass, and garnish with an elegant cucumber twist.

GIN & SHAMROCKS

1.5 oz Bombay Sapphire East

3 oz Fevertree tonic

Lime wedge

Method: Press lemongrass stem and lime wedge into base of glass. Fill with ice and build in old fashioned glass. Garnish with lime wedge and lemongrass stem.

THIS FEELS GOOD

1 oz Dill Infused St-Germain Elderflower liqueur

1 oz Bombay Sapphire gin

0.25 oz Green Chartreuse

.025 oz Honey Syrup

0.75 oz Lime Juice

3 Cucumber slices

5 Arugula Leaves

Method: Combine all ingredients into shaker with ice. Double strain into a chilled rocks glass and garnish with piece of dill.

BRIN VERT

1 oz Bombay Sapphire gin

0.75 oz St-Germain mix *equal part St-Germain & coconut water + pinch of malic acid.

0.5 Tio pepe

2 dashes absinthe

1 dash celery

Method: Combine ingredients into shaker with ice and strain into a cold Nick & Nora glass. Garnish with a nasturtium green leave.

GREEN IN THE AFTERNOON

0.5 oz St-Germain elderflower liqueur

0.25 oz limoncello

2 dashes of absinthe

Pinch of matcha power

Method: In a glass of champagne top up with champagne and stir gently

MATCHA FLIP

2 oz of sake

1 oz of St-Germain elderflower liqueur

0.5 oz coconut & matcha power syrup

1 whole egg

Method: Add all the ingredient in a shaker with no ice to emulsify the egg then add ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a coupette. Add a pinch of matcha powder as a garnish.

I-RISH UPON A BAR

2 diced, skinned chunks of Cucumber
2 diced, skinned chunks of Kiwi
Small sprig of Fresh Dill
1 part Bombay Sapphire Gin
Drizzle Elderflower Cordial
Drizzle of Fresh Lime
Method:
Muddle first 3 ingredients in base of cocktail. Shaker, add Sapphire and remaining ingredients with large scoop of ice. Shake vigorously, then double strain into a chilled glass.

POT’O GOLD

1 part Bombay Sapphire Gin & 0.5 part Limoncello
1 heaped barspoon of lemon curd
Method: Place ingredients in a shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously then pour into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.

SHAMROCK SHANDY

1 part Bombay Sapphire Gin

0.75 part Lemon juice, freshly squeezed and filtered

0.5 parts Simple syrup

1 bottle Belgian-style wheat beer

Method: Combine ingredients in shaker, strain into glass of beer. Stir gently to combine and garnish with orange wheel.

CAIPIROSKA

2 parts Grey Goose

2 tsp Demerara Brown Sugar

1 whole lime

Method: Quarter the lime and muddle with sugar in the base of a shaker. Add Grey Goose vodka, cubed ice, and shake. Empty whole contents into a rocks glass.

SPIRED CAIPIROSKA

2 parts Grey Goose

2 parts mango

0.5 parts cumin & jalapeno infused agave

0.5 parts lime juice

6 leaves Cilantro

Method: Muddle the fresh mango, cilantro leaves, and cumin & jalapeno infused agave nectar in a shaker. Add lime juice and Grey Goose vodka. Shake all ingredients together and strain into a highball glass with crushed ice. Garnish with fresh cilantro sprig or jalapeno rings.

GEB’S REVIVER

1.5 oz Bombay Sapphire Gin

0.75 oz Pineapple lemon oleo

0.5 oz Lemon juice

0.5 tsp Matcha powder

Dehydrated rhubarb & carrot powder

Method: Shake gin, lemon, juice and matcha powder and pour into glass. Top with Oleo foam, dusting powder garnish on top.

D’USSE Mint Julep

Ingredients

2½ parts D’USSÉ VSOP Cognac

½ part simple syrup

2– 4 sprigs of mint

Crushed ice

Directions

Place simple syrup in a julep glass with 5 or 6 mint leaves and muddle

Fill the glass halfway with ice

Add 1½ parts D’USSÉ VSOP Cognac and stir

Add more ice and remaining D’USSÉ

Stir again until the glass is fully frosted

Top with ice

Irish Hills

Ingredients:

· 2 parts Ruffino Prosecco

· 1 part vodka

· 1 sprig fresh rosemary

· 1 part lemon tonic

· ½ part lemon juice

· ½ part simple syrup

· sprig of rosemary

Instructions:

In a shaker, add all ingredients except Ruffino Prosecco. Shake and fine strain into a flute. Top with prosecco and garnish with a sprig of rosemary.

Lumina Bella

Ingredients

· 3 parts Ruffino Lumina Pinot Grigio

· 3 parts Ruffino Prosecco

· 1 part elderflower liqueur

· Squeeze of 1 lime wedge

· Cucumber slices

· Sprig of mint

Instructions:

Pour ingredients into a wine or highball glass filled with ice, and gently stir. Garnish with 3 cucumber slices and a sprig of mint.

SVEDKA Mule

Ingredients:

  • 2 parts Svedka SVEDKA
  • 2 Lime Wedges
  • 4 parts Ginger Beer

Instructions:

Squeeze lime wedges into a Collins glass and fill with ice. Pour in SVEDKA Vodka and top with cold ginger beer. Garnish with lime wedges.

Noble Rita

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Casa Noble Crystal Tequila
  • 1 oz agave nectar
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • Lime wedge

Instructions:

Place ingredients, except lime wedge, into shaker with ice. Shake until chilled. Strain into glass (salt rim optional).Garnish with lime wedge.

* Don’t want a hangover this St. Patrick’s Day try this trick from Bulletproof

Vitamin C and Unfair Advantage. Before each drink, take one Vitamin C capsule, along with an ampule of Unfair Advantage. Vitamin C will help speed up the metabolism of alcohol by the liver. Unfair Advantage supports mitochondrial health by providing them with the raw materials they need to repair themselves, power your body at full blast, and process food and drink more efficiently. Mitochondria are vital parts of our cells that convert oxygen and nutrients into energy so the body can continue to metabolize as it naturally should. The combination of the Vitamin C and Unfair Advantage will help block the conversion of alcohol into aldehyde, the most hangover-causing metabolite that also causes very fast aging, wrinkles, etc.

Activated charcoal. Take 4 capsules of activated charcoal after you’re done drinking (or if you chose beer or wine, take 1 capsule with each drink). Activated charcoal is a highly absorbent material with millions of tiny pores that can capture, bind, and remove up to 100 times the charcoal’s weight in toxins. It’s a great way to detox the body after a day of drinking.

Glutathione. Glutathione is your body’s master antioxidant and helps support liver detox and immunity, among other things. Take 500–1000 mg before bed after drinking.

Restaurants

Park Avenue Tavern

Right in the line of the parade, Park Avenue Tavern will be hosting their annual St Patrick’s Day blowout. The venue will be packed to the brim with lads and lasses enjoying cold beers, Irish speciality food and libations, and, of course, a live band! To continue the celebrations well into the night there will be a DJ take over until late. The party kicks off at midday, and reservations can be made at reservations@ingoodcompany.com.

Boulton & Watt

Boulton & Watt will be offering Corned Beef Hash with all the fixings for $16 as part of their St Patrick’s Day brunch special. Away from the madness of midtown and the sea of green, the relaxed gastropub will be a safe haven for guests from the usual St Patrick’s Day crowds. For reservations contact info@boutlonandwatt.com or call (646) 490–6004.

New York Cruise Lines, New York, New York

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on the water this year, with Hudson’s and Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise. Enjoy a St. Patrick’s Day dinner with Hudson’s away from the crowds with views of the NYC skyline, including the Empire State Building lite up for the holiday. Hudson’s is celebrating with a special warm cocktail, Irish Whisk-tea ($10) made with Irish whiskey, honey, lemon and cinnamon.

For New Yorkers and travelers alike looking for a fun day activity for the holiday, they can hop on board a Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises itinerary and enjoy special drink specials while taking in the sites such as a Sour Irishman made with Jameson Whiskey, sour apple, lemon and honey, Pot of Gold mix with Jameson, Champagne and orange juice or Irish Encounter, vodka, blue curacao and lemon juice. Hudson’s ticket prices start at $110 per person and Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises tickets start at $27 per person.

Green Eggs & Ham Egghead at Moxy Times Square

PRICE: $5

AVAILABILITY: Sunday, March 10 — Sunday, March 17

INGREDIENTS: fried eggs, kale spinach, Taylor Ham, all atop an Irish Cheddar Cheese Biscuit

Sunday BubblesMagic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge

TIME: 4:00PM — late

F&B OFFERINGS: Green Party Pouch ($21), 6 Gummy Bear Jell-O Shots ($40), find your pot of gold with half off select champagne from 4–6PM, bites, etc.

PERFORMANCE: begins at 5PM

RESERVATIONS: please email magichour@taogroup.com

Virgil’s Real BBQ

The beloved BBQ restaurant in Times Square will honor the holiday by serving a traditional St. Patrick’s Day meal — Homemade Irish Corned Beef and Cabbage with potatoes simmered in corned beef broth ($19.95).

Pinch Chinese

In SoHo, Pinch Chinese will celebrate St. Paddy’s Day with a Chinese twist. All day on March 17th, guests can toast to good luck with an East Meets West special ($8) including Taiwan National Beer and a shot of Jameson.

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