St Patricks Day Cocktails and drinks that are a stretch at best
St. Patrick’s Day is all about Guinness, Jameson, Tullamore D.E.W., and god willing avoiding green beer at all costs. Every brand wants to get in on the holiday though, and they’re happy to make completely non-Irish drinks yet still hope you remember them in your Paddy-inspired drunkenness.
If you aren’t into tradition, try one of these St Patricks Day Cocktails or drinks.
- If a huge, green-beer-soaked St. Paddy’s Day party isn’t for you, try looking towards a more upscale, low-key sipping option to get you in the shamrock “spirit.” Rum Diplomático’s Reserva Exclusiva is the perfect way to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day without having to encounter green-clad drunken bar-goers.
- Angry Orchard Green Apple: Slightly tart with a balanced sweetness, this style is an easy way to add Green to your day.
- The Green Boxer
1.5 oz. 1800 Silver
0.5 oz. Fresh squeezed orange juice
0.5 oz. Fresh squeezed lemon juice
0.5 oz. Lime juice cordial
0.25 oz. Green chartreuse
Shake with ice and strain into an ice-filled rocks glass.
- Shamrock Shaker
1 part UV Apple
1 part lime juice
1 part simple syrup
Splash of club soda
Add lime juice, simple syrup and UV Apple into a shaker filled with ice and shake well. Strain and pour into a highball glass, and add a splash of club soda.
- Pinnacle Lucky Leprechaun
1 ½ parts Midori® Melon Liqueur
1 ½ parts Sweet and Sour Mix
1 part Pinnacle® Citrus Vodka
Juice from ½ of a Lemon
2 ½ inch square of fresh Ginger
Float JDK & Sons™ O3 Premium Orange Liqueur
Garnish with Fresh Cranberries
Fill tall glass with ice, pour Midori® as the bottom layer. Muddle fresh ginger and juice of 1/2 a lemon. Add sweet & sour and Pinnacle® Citrus Vodka. Shake with ice. Strain and pour over the bottom layer. Finally, carefully top with cranberry juice and a floater of Orange Liqueur. Garnish with candied ginger and cranberries.
- Milagro Mercadito
2 parts Milagro Silver
3/4 part Agave Nectar
1 part fresh lime juice
4 cucumber slices
1 pinch cilantro
1 jalapeño slice
Muddle cucumber, cilantro and jalapeño slice in a Boston shaker. Add remaining ingredients and shake vigorously with ice. Strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice. Garnish cocktail with cucumber slice and cilantro sprig.
- Sparkling Whiskey Sour
.5 oz fresh-squeezed lemon juice
1.75 oz Sparkling Ice Lemon Tea
1.25 oz Bourbon
.25 oz simple syrup
Like I said, if you hate tradition, these St Patricks Day Cocktails might be for you. Or I suppose you could be allegic to whiskey, for which I suppose you get a pass.