MUST TRY ST. PATRICK'S DAY COCKTAILS
Your St. Patrick’s Day party just got a whole lot better, thanks to these creative cocktails! We’ve come up with a list of some of our favorite drink recipes that will get you Shamrockin’ and ready to celebrate!
#1) Green Dublin
This Green Dublin cocktail is made with the perfect balance of a little bit of sweet and a little bit of sour, Could you name a better duo?!
4 ounces Irish Whiskey
4 ounces white cranberry juice
2 ounce sour apple schnapps
Fresh mint leaves for garnish
1 green apple cut into thin slices
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice
Add all the ingredients and shake for 30 seconds
Serve in a martini glass and garnish with mint and sliced green apple
#2 ) Green Leprechaun
Nothing will have your guests feeling like they have the luck o’ the Irish than this Green Leprechaun cocktail! With only three ingredients, it’s the perfect drink for a last minute drink!
1 oz Midori melon liqueur
1 oz Pineapple flavored vodka
3 oz Sprite
Combine over ice and strain into martini glass.
#3) Irish Mule
This cocktail resembles the well known “Moscow Mule,” but we added a little St. Patrick’s Day twist! This Irish twist swaps the traditional vodka base for one of Irish Whiskey!
1/2 oz lime juice
1 oz Whiskey
3 oz Ginger Beer
You’ll begin by filling a tall glass about 3/4 of the way with ice, feel free to also add a lime wedge or two.
Next, you’ll pour the whiskey and the lime juice over the ice and stir.
Then, you’ll pour in the ginger beer.
Finally, you’ll garnish with a lime wedge or slice and serve.
#4) Irish Flag
Mimicking the Irish Flag, this layer shooter cocktail features green creme de menthe Irish Cream, and Grand Mariner. The layering is also easier than you think!
1/3 Green Creme de Menthe
1/3 Baileys Irish Cream
1/3 Grand Marnier
Pour a shot glass 1/3 full with Green Creme de Menthe.
Pouring very slowly over the back of a spoon, add a layer of Baileys Irish Cream.
Again pouring very slowly over the back of a spoon, add a layer of Grand Marnier.
The Grasshopper is an old classic drink that is made simpler than you would think! If you’re a fan of chocolate mint milkshakes, this is the perfect cocktail for you!
3/4 ounce green creme de menthe
3/4 ounce white creme de cacao
3/4 ounce light cream
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
Pour in all ingredients.
Shake until chilled.
Strain the mixture into a cocktail glass.
Garnish with a sprig of mint.
#6) Verde Mary
The perfect St. Patrick’s Day brunch drink is here! We’re obsessed with this holiday twist on the classic “Bloody Mary.” If you’re not a morning person, the Verde Mary will be sure to change that!
3 green tomatoes
5 tomatillos, husk removed and washed
1-1/2 stalks celery
Juice from one lemon
2-3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1-1/2 cups water
4 dashes hot sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
6 ounces vodka
Celery stalks, cherry tomatoes, olives and cilantro leaves as garnish
Cut the tomatoes, tomatillos and celery into large chunks and add them to a blender.
Add in the cilantro, water, lemon juice, hot sauce, salt, and pepper and blend until smooth.
You may need to stop blending and push the contents from the sides of the blender down toward the bottom.
Taste and adjust the seasoning as needed. Blend again.
Chill the mixture before serving.
Add the mixture to a 6-ounce glass, and add a shot (1.5 ounces) of vodka to each drink.
Stir and garnish with celery, olives, cherry tomatoes, and cilantro