Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, so March 17 is a great excuse to raise a glass or two in celebration of the Emerald Isle. What to drink?
Libations for this festive holiday now extend far beyond green beer, whiskey shots and Irish coffee–not that there’s anything wrong with those. So you might serve up or sample something new this year. We’ve collected some creative cocktail recipes commemorating St. Pat, so have a look, enjoy, and sláinte!
The Perfect Leprechaun
2 oz. Devotion Vodka Perfect Cosmo
1 oz. Midori melon liquor
1 oz. White cranberry juice
Stir the ingredients in shaker with ice and strain into a martini glass.
2 oz. Devotion Black & Blue (blackberry and blueberry flavored vodka)
1 oz. Sour apple schnapps
3 oz. Lemonade
½ oz. Sprite
Combine vodka and schnapps in Collins glass with ice. Fill with lemonade. Top with Sprite. Garnish with a lemon slice.
The mixology team at Devotion Vodka submitted these two recipes.
1 ½ oz Bailey’s Irish Cream
½ oz. Crème de cocoa (white)
½ oz. Crème de menthe
Shake Bailey’s, crème de cocoa and crème de menthe, and pour into a snifter glass. Garnish with three coffee beans.
Chef Arturo McLeod of Benjamin Steakhouse Westchester in White Plains, NY, created this cocktail.
St. Peppermint Patty’s Vojito
7 mint leaves
1 lime wedge
1 ½ parts Skinnygirl cucumber vodka
3 parts soda water
1 chocolate-covered peppermint candy
Squeeze lime wedge into glass, muddle lime wedge with mint leaves and vodka. Add ice. Top with soda water. (Can add 1/2 tsp. agave nectar for sweetness.) Garnish with chocolate-covered peppermint candy.
The mixologists at Skinnygirl shared this recipe.
2 oz. Russian Standard vodka
½ oz. Lime juice
½ oz. Lemon juice
Splash of simple syrup
Fresh mint leaves
Muddle mint in a mixing glass. Add the rest of the ingredients, stir well and strain into Martini glass. Garnish with cucumber slice.
This cocktail recipe was submitted by New York restaurant Prandial.
Bulleit Rye Smash
1 ½ oz. Bulleit Rye
¾ oz. Stirrings simple syrup
1 oz. Water
2-3 Mint leaves
2 Pieces of lemon
In a shaker, muddle the mint, lemon, simple syrup and water. Add the rye and fill with ice. Shake, and strain into an Old Fashioned glass filled with fresh crushed ice. Garnish with a sprig of mint.
The mixologists at Bulleit Rye contributed this recipe.
Frozen Mint Shake
1.3 oz. George Dickel whiskey
¾ oz. Lime
1 oz. Simple syrup
1 dash of Angustura
Blend ingredients with ice until texture is thick. Pour into baby coupes. Garnish with mint sprigs. Serve with a long straw.
The mixology team at George Dickel contributed this recipe.
1 oz. Bushmills Irish Whiskey
1 oz. Green Chartreuse
½ oz. Martini Bianco
1 Egg white
3 Lemon wedges
3 Basil leaves
¾ oz. Simple syrup
1 Dash of Fernet Branca
Add lemon wedges, basil leaves and the simple syrup to a mixing glass and muddle. Add the rest of the ingredients and shake for 5 fast seconds. Strain and pour on the rocks into a lowball or old fashioned glass.
2 oz. Jameson Irish Whisky
3 Lime wedges
10 Mint leaves
¾ oz. Simple syrup or Demerara sugar
Top with Irish lager such as Harp
Muddle the mint leaves, limes and sugar until all the juice is extracted. Add the whiskey and shake for 5 fast seconds and pour into a long drink glass or highball on the rocks. Top it off with lager.
Los Angeles-based mixologist Jacopo Falleni created these two recipes.
1 part Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey
4 parts apple juice
Pour whiskey and apple juice over ice in a tall glass. Top with lemon-lime soda. Garnish with a lemon.
3 parts Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey
2 parts Sweet vermouth
1 ½ parts Cherry syrup
1 ½ parts Cranberry juice
Dash simple syrup (optional)
Combine all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake for 60 seconds. Strain neat into a martini glass. Garnish with a black cherry.
1 ½ parts Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey
3 parts Ginger beer
1 part Fresh lemon sour
These three drinks were sent to us by the mixologists at Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey.
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