The saying goes that on Saint Patrick’s Day everyone is Irish but that doesn’t require drinking pint after pint of Irish stout, doing Irish Car Bombs with every potential Irish cousin you meet at the bar, and that weird green beer. If you’re looking for a drink to make you feel extra lucky on St. Pat’s check out these delicious and simple cocktails made with ingredients that will be easy to find in any Irish pub you may find yourself in.
Sparkling Clover Charm (Courtesy of Findlandia)
1 oz. Finlandia Mango Vodka
4 oz. Champagne
½ oz. Melon Liqueur (ex: Midori)
Stir together ingredients in a shaker then pour into a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with a stir stick topped with a marshmallow clover from a Lucky Charms cereal box.
Irish Martini (Courtesy of ClubPlanet.com)
3 oz. Vodka
0.5 oz. Dry Vermouth
0.5 oz. Irish Whiskey
1 Lemon Twist
Pour whiskey into chilled cocktail glass, swirl around the glass until the inside is coated. Drain excess whiskey. Combine vodka and vermouth in a shaker half filled with ice. Shake well. Strain into a glass, garnish with lemon twist.
Lucky Leprechaun (Courtesy of Mark Addison)
1 oz. Midori Melon Liqueur
1 oz. Malibu Rum
6 oz. Pineapple Juice
1 Lime Wedge
Mix ingredients in a shaker or hurricane glass filled with ice. Pour over ice in an additional hurricane glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.
Irish Apple Sour (Courtesy of Cocktail Culture)
1 oz. Jameson Irish Whiskey
1 ½ oz. parts Sour Apple Schnapps
5 oz. Ginger Ale
1 Lemon Wedge
Stir together ingredients and pour over ice in a tall cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon wedge.
Artlantic (Courtesty of Disaronno)
½ part Disaronno
1 part Dark Rum
½ part Blue Curaçao
3 parts Apple Juice
1 part Lemon Juice
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a glass filled with ice. Garnish with an orange slice & cherry.
Loopy Leprechaun (Courtesy of Three Olives Vodka)
1 part Three Olives Loopy Vodka
2 parts Irish Cream Liqueur
Green Simple Syrup (optional)
Serve chillled as a martini or a shot.
Mix all ingredients in a shaker filled with ice. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with an orange slice.
Black Velvet (Courtesy of Greg Engert of Birch and Barley/ChurchKey in DC)
3 oz. Guinness Stout
3 oz. Champagne or Sparkling Wine
2 dashes Fee Brothers Chocolate Bitters (optional)
Cocoa Powder (for rim, optional)
Wet outside of chilled Champagne flute, roll half of the outside rim in cocoa powder. If using bitters, add 2 dashes to the bottom of a chilled Champagne flute. Pour stout into flute. Slowly pour chilled Champagne/sparkling wine over stout.