Whether your guests are Irish or not, St. Patrick’s Day tends to be a big day for celebrating. Green attire, corned beef and cabbage, beer and Irish whiskey are all typically part of the March 17 festivities.
The holiday lends itself to specialty cocktails as well. Green drinks are an obvious choice for a St. Paddy’s Day party, but you can also take some of the classics and incorporate an Irish spin. Here are a few ideas for 2023, and a few green drink recipes from the archives.
Irish American Coffee
- 1 oz. Keeper’s Heart Irish + American whiskey
- ½ oz. Local maple syrup
- 8 oz. The Morning Dram whiskey barrel-aged coffee
- Lightly whipped cream
- Warm mug with hot water for at least 20 seconds, then discard water.
- Add all ingredients except cream and stir briefly.
- Gently layer whipped cream over the top; it should be fluid enough to flow thickly (not stiff peaks).
- Grate nutmeg over the top and serve.
*Lightly whipped cream: in a protein shake blender bottle add 8 oz. heavy cream and 1 tsp. granulated sugar, then shake for 60 seconds. Pip Hanson, food and beverage director at O’Shaughnessy Distilling Co., created this recipe.
- 1 oz. Proper No. Twelve Irish whiskey
- ½ oz. Creme de cacao
- ½ oz. Creme de menthe
- 1 oz. Heavy cream
- Combine ingredients and shake.
- Strain over crushed ice.
- Garnish with chocolate shavings and/or mint sprig.
The mixologists at Proper No. Twelve created this recipe.
Pot of Gold Mimosa
- ½ oz. Koloa Kauaʻi gold rum
- ¼ oz. Blue Curaçao
- 2 oz. Orange juice
- 4-5 oz. Champagne
- Add orange juice and rum mixture to the glass and let settle slowly.
- Pour the champagne to fill the glass.
- Gently pour the blue Curaçao into the glass, letting it slide down the inside edge.
Mixologist Jennifer Bryant created this recipe.
- 2 parts The Irishman Founder’s Reserve Irish whiskey
- 1 part Raspberry pureé
- 1 part Fresh lemon juice
- ¾ part Egg white or aquafaba chickpea water
- Combine ingredients and shake with ice.
- Strain into a chilled coupe glass.
- Garnish with 3 dried rose buds.
The mixologists at The Irishman created this recipe.
- 1 oz. Clonakilty Double Oak Irish whiskey
- 1 oz. Honey liqueur
- ¼ oz. Simple syrup
- ½ oz. Fresh orange juice
- 2 dashes of Angostura bitters
- Add ingredients to a shaker with ice.
- Shake until well chilled.
- Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
The mixologists at Clonakilty created this recipe.
- 1 oz. Vodka
- ½ oz. Coconut rum
- ½ oz. Midori melon liqueur
- Splash of pineapple juice
- Combine vodka, rum and liqueur in a shaker and shake.
- Strain into chilled Martini glass.
- Add a squeeze fresh lime and splash of pineapple juice.
The mixologists at Admiral Nelson’s Bar, located in the Victoria House Resort & Spa in Belize, created this recipe.