Looking for something different, yet tasty this St. Patrick’s Day? These cocktails slayyyy!
It’s almost time to start wearin’ the green. St. Patrick’s Day is a scant few days away. Isn’t it time to put down the green beer and salute the day with something tastier?
If you’re going to salute the man who kicked out the snakes in Ireland, then go big. Make a cocktail that’ll slay the crowd. One that’s sophisticated, sexy and just too damn yummy.
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Why not try a minty martini? How about a Gaelic Grasshopper—it’s got chocolate in it. Go for a RumChata Stout. Maybe some ginger and bourbon? Not only does that cocktail have zing, it’ll kill any cold that’s a mile near you.
Read on for the best St. Patrick’s Day cocktails around.
Fresh Mint Martini
2 oz. Blue Ice Vodka
1 oz. Lime Juice
¾ oz. Simple Syrup
6 Leaves Fresh Mint
2 Slices Cucumber
Muddle mint and cucumber with simple syrup and lime juice in a shaker. Add vodka and shake. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with cucumber slice and mint leaves.
Sailor Jerry’s Throw Shade
2 parts Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum
Juice of half a lime
1 ½ parts simple syrup
8 mint leaves
Muddle simple syrup & mint. Add Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum and shake over ice. Double strain. Serve in beer mug or pint glass on the rocks and top with Amber Lager.
RumChata Mini Stout
1 part RumChata
Splash Irish Whiskey
1 part Patron Cafe XO
Pour chilled Patron Cafe XO into Shot glass. In a shaker, add a splash of Irish Whiskey to RumChata and shake vigorously. Layer on top of Patron Cafe XO.
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Luck of Laphroaig®
Created by Tyson Buhler (New York, NY)
1 1/2 parts Laphroaig® Select
1/4 part Sarsaparilla Syrup
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
Combine ingredients in a rocks glass with ice. Garnish with orange twist.
Reyka’s Matcha Bee
1 ½ part of Reyka Vodka
1 ½ part matcha honey syrup
¾ part fresh lemon juice
Q Soda water for topping
Lemon peel for garnish
Combine ingredients, shake and double strain into a flute, and top with soda water. Garnish with lemon peel.
Matcha honey syrup
Add 1 tsp of matcha green tea powder to 4 parts boiling water. Add in 4 parts of honey and whisk. Simmer for 5-10 minutes. Allow to cool and bottle.
Drambuie Green Street
1 ½ parts Drambuie
1 Spicy Ginger teabag
3 parts Cucumber Juice
½ part Lemon Juice
Sweeten further to taste
Infuse one tea bag in up to 1/2 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.
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Basil Hayden’s® Lucky Ginger
Created by Zachary Brian Taylor (San Francisco, CA)
1 1/2 parts Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon
3/4 parts Lemon Juice
1/2 part Brown Sugar Syrup*
1 spring of Rosemary
Combine Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon, lemon juice and brown sugar syrup into a cocktail shaker.
Remove rosemary needles from the bottom 3/4 of the spring and add to the shaker. Save the top of the spring for use as a garnish. Add ice to shaker and shake. Double strain into a Collins glass filled with ice. Top with ginger beer. Garnish with the remaining rosemary spring.
*Brown Sugar Syrup
1 part Water
1 part Brown Sugar
Combine water and brown sugar in a saucepan and warm. Stir until sugar is fully dissolved into the water. Pour into an empty container and set aside.
Created by Pam Wiznitzer of The Seamstress (New York City)
1.5 oz. Kerrygold Irish Cream Liqueur
1 oz. Teeling Irish Whisky
.5 oz Crème de Cacao
.5 oz. Branamenta
Shake lightly and strain over crushed ice. Garnish with