Festive St. Patrick’s Day Cocktails

March 15, 2013    |    By +
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This weekend we will be raising our glasses high and toasting green cocktail concoctions to go along with our “Irish” attitudes; because let’s face it, on St. Patrick’s Day, everyone has a little Irish in them!

We’ve listed out our favorite St. Patty’s Day inspired cocktails that would be perfect for any festivities you have planned.

For festive and fun St. Patrick’s Day Gear, check out our St. Patrick’s Day Gift List  and for more recipes and inspiration be sure to check out our Luck O’ The Irish Pinterest Board

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


*The Classic: Green Beer -

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Recipe & Image courtesy of: TaylorTakesATaste.com 

This classic and a St. Patrick’s Day staple is extremely simple to make.


Any beer of your choosing, although lighter beers make the green color stand out more.

Green food coloring


Add 1-2 drops of the green food coloring to the glass

Pour the beer into the glass, that’s it!


*Irish Julep -

irish julep

Recipe & Image courtesy of Cosmopolitan.com 


2 oz. Basil Hayden’s Bourbon
½ oz. DeKuyper Crème de Menthe
1 oz. half and half
Garnish: mint sprig


Pour all ingredients into a highball glass filled with ice, and garnish with a mint sprig.


*Shamrock Shooters -

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Recipe & Image courtesy of Babble.com 


3 cups good quality vanilla ice cream

1 3/4 cups 1% milk

1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract

Green food coloring, if desired

And to make it boozy add:

4 ounces (1/2 cup) creme de menthe liquer

3 ounces (1/3) vodka

3 ounces (1/3 cup) Irish cream liqueur (like Baileys)


Blend all ingredients in a blender until completely thick and smooth. 

Pour shakes into shot glasses and garnish each one with whipped cream, sprinkles and a cherry!


*Luck of the Irish Martini

Luck of the Irish Martini

Recipe & Image courtesy of: Cosmopolitan.com  


2 oz. vodka
½ oz. dry vermouth
½ oz. Irish whiskey


Pour whiskey into a martini glass. Then, swirl it around the glass in order to coat the inside, and drain the excess whiskey. Pour the vodka and dry vermouth into a shaker filled with ice, shake well, and strain into the glass.



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