Festive St. Patrick’s Day Cocktails
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.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
*The Classic: Green Beer -
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 -
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 -
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!
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.