creative cocktails to sip on
These festive Irish-themed drink recipes
are the perfect way to celebrate today, March 17.

St. Patrick’s Day can be a fun time to embrace your inner Irish.This year, since a pub crawl is out, why not summon your mixologist skills at home. And while we’re all for enjoying a playful themed drink, you deserve better for your celebratory sláintes than run of the mill beer with green food coloring. From creative tipples made from Irish whiskey to festive, shamrock-y sips, these ten unique and delicious cocktails are sure to bring out the Irish spirit in you.

Gaelic Grasshoper
1.5 oz Kerrygold Irish Cream Liqueur
1 oz Teeling Irish whiskey
.5 oz Creme de Cacao
.5 oz Brancamenta
Shake lightly and strain over crushed ice.
Garnish with mint and shaved chocolate.

Irish Old Fashioned
.25 oz honey syrup (2 parts honey, 1 part water)
2 dashes Angostura bitters
2 oz Redbreast Irish Whiskey
Garnish with a swath of lemon
Combine all ingredients. Add ice and stir until cocktail
is chilled and properly diluted. Strain over ice into an
old fashioned glass. Garnish with a swath of lemon.

Pot O’Gold
.75 oz Chartreuse
.75 oz Grand Marnier
Splash of Fever Tree Tonic Water
Edible gold flakes and microgreen
Combine ingredients and mixing glass with ice and stir.
Top with splash of tonic water and garnish with gold
flakes and microgreen.

Kilbeggan Irish Coffee
1.5 oz Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey
1 oz hot coffee
.75 tsp brown sugar
Whipped cream
Combine all ingredients in a heat proof mug and
top with whipped cream.

Finnegan’s Wake
1 oz Jameson
1 oz Green Chartreuse
1 oz Luxardo maraschino liqueur
1 oz lime
3-5 mint leaves
Add all ingredients to a shaker tin with ice. Shake and
strain into absinthe-rinsed coupe glass. Garnish with mint.

Irish Negroni
1 part Red Bush Irish Whiskey
1 part herbal aperitif (such as Campari)
1 part sweet red vermouth
Orange peel
Combine ingredients in a rocks glass.
Add ice and stir until combined.

1.5 oz Midori Liqueur
1 oz. Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey
.5 oz Irish Crème
Shake and strain over ice into a double old fashioned
glass. Top with homemade whipped cream and fresh
mint garnish.

Basil Martini
3-5 fresh basil leaves
2.5 oz vodka
.5 oz lime juice
1 tsp sugar
1.5 oz sweet-and-sour mix
In a shaker tin, muddle basil leaves. Add all other
ingredients and ice. Shake vigorously and strain
into a martini glass.

MacNamara Rose
2 oz 12 Year-Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey
.75 oz Lillet Rosé
.5 oz Aperol
2 slices cucumber
1 pinch Kosher salt
Muddle cucumber lightly in the bottom of a mixing glass. Add all other ingredients and ice. Stir and double-strain into a cocktail glass.

Drambuie Green Street
1.5 oz Drambuie
1 spicy ginger teabag
3 oz cucumber juice
.5 oz lemon juice
Sweetener to taste
Infuse one tea bag in up to .5 cup of Drambuie for 1 hour. Remove bag squeezing out excess. Combine all
ingredients in a tin and shake. Double strain over fresh ice. Garnish with a lemon wheel.