Check Out These 20 Delicious & Easy To Make Cocktails

Sat, March 17, 2012 1:00pm EST by Add first Comment

St. Patrick’s Day is here and what better way to celebrate the luck of the Irish than with a yummy green cocktail!

HollywoodLife.com has found awesome cocktails for your St. Patrick’s Day party. Whether you’re partying with family or friends, these drinks are bound to be a hit. 

The Ferguson:

1 1/2 oz Voli lemon
3/4 oz apple pucker
2 fresh lemon squeezes
Top with soda
Apple slice for garnish
Glass: Rocks
Approximate Calories: 118 Calories

Luck of the Irish

1 1/2 oz Voli Raspberry Cocoa
1 oz fresh lime juice
1/2 oz agave nectar
In a mixing tin, add ice, Voli Raspberry Cocoa, lime juice, agave and shake. Strain into a glass with ice.
Garnish with mint sprig.
Glass: Highball
Approximate Calories: 120

Get Lucky

1 1/2 oz Voli LYTE or Voli Lemon
1/2 fresh lime
8 mint leaves
1 packet sweetener
Club soda

Directions: Muddle lime, mint and sweetener. Add Voli, shake lightly and pour all ingredients in a glass. Top with club soda.
Mint sprig for garnish
Glass: Highball
Approximate Calories: 85 calories
(can also add fruits to this such as blueberries, strawberries, kiwi, red berries or mango)

Pot of Gold:

2 oz Voli Lyte
1/2 oz Elderflower syrup or liqueur
4 chunks cucumber (inch thick)
8 fresh mint leaves
Ginger beer

Directions: Muddle cucumber and mint. Add Voli and elderflower.
Shake and strain then top with ginger beer.
Garnish with cucumber wheel and mint
Glass: Martini
Approximate Calories: 178 calories

LAVO Shamrocker from LAVO Las Vegas

Shot of Bushmill’s Irish Whiskey
1/2 oz Green Creme de Menthe
2 Scoops of Vanilla Ice Cream

Directions: Blend and drink

Hyde Your Gold:

1.5 oz. of whiskey
.25 oz. of fresh lemon juice
2 oz. of ginger ale. F

Directions: For the perfect taste, fill shaker with ice; add and combine the whiskey and lemon juice. Shake. Add the ginger ale, pour into a glass and garnish with a lime.

Irish Martini:

Created by Flex Mussels in NYC
2 ounces vodka
1/2 ounce dry vermouth
1/2 ounce Irish whisky
1 lemon wheel

Directions: Pour whisky into chilled martini glass and swirl around to coat the inside. In a shaker, pour vodka and dry vermouth over ice and shake well. Strain into the coated martini glass and garnish with lemon wheel.
*Photo credit: Joseph White

Improved Mammy Taylor:

Created by 1534 in NYC
1 1/2 ounce Irish Single Malt Whisky
3/4 ounce ginger syrup
3/4 ounce apple juice
1/2 ounce Lime Juice

Directions: Pour whiskey, syrup, apple and lime juice over crushed ice in a highball. Stir and top with soda. Garnish with candied ginger.

Irish Cream Shake:

The Milk Shake Factory by Edward Marc Chocolatier
6 oz Milk, chilled
4 oz Vanilla Ice Cream
4 oz Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
2 oz Bailey’s Irish Cream
Topped with Whipped Cream and a Milk Chocolate Shamrock

Directions: Using milkshake mixer or blender, blend ice cream, Bailey’s Irish Cream, and 4 ounces of
milk.  While blending, add remaining milk slowly and blend until smooth.  Serve in a tall
glass and top with whipped cream and a milk chocolate shamrock (optional). Serve
immediately.

Green Flash Cocktail:

1 oz MEDEA vodka
1/2 oz Peach Schnapps
1/2 oz Blue Curacao
3 oz orange juice
3 0z sprite
ice

Directions: Mix ingredients together, serve over ice. Garnish with an orange slice and maraschino cherry.

The Blarney Stone:

2 oz Sobieski Bizon Grass Vodka
Apple Juice

Directions: Pour Sobieski Bizon Grass vodka into a highball glass with ice. Add apple juice. Stir and Serve.

Green Apple Martini:

Cinnamon and sugar for rimming glass
5 tablespoons MEDEA vodka
5 tablespoons sour-apple schnapps
5 tablespoons lemonade
5 tablespoons lemon-lime soda (such as 7-Up or Sprite)

Directions: In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine MEDEA vodka, schnapps, lemonade and lemon-lime soda. Cover and shake vigorously. Dip rim edge of martini glasses in a shallow dish with 1/4-inch water, then in a shallow dish with 1/4-inch of equal parts sugar and cinnamon mixture. Strain shaken mixture into prepared glasses and serve.

Dublin’s Dilemma:

1 1/2 oz SVEDKA Cherry Vodka
3/4 oz Orange Curacao
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
1oz Club Soda

Directions: Mix all ingredients (except for the club soda) in a pint glass filled with ice. Shake and strain into a Collins glass. Top with club soda.

Clover Cooler:

1 1/2 oz SVEDKA Vodka
1/2 oz Lime Juice
Splash of Ginger Ale or Ginger Beer

Directions: Mix all ingredients (except for Ginger Ale) in a shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into a highball glass. Top with Ginger Ale.

Green Monster:

1/2 oz SVEDKA Vodka
1/2 oz Peppermint Schnapps
Splash Melon Liqeur

Directions: Mix all ingredients in a shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into a martini glass.

Harmonie’s Four Leaf Clover:

4-6 Mint Leaves torn
2oz Harmonie
1oz White Rum
1oz Lime Juice
Top with soda and a Mint Sprig

Harmonie’s Lucky Leprechaun:

4 oz Hpnotiq Harmonie
Splash of Lemon Lime Soda
Pour over ice in a rocks glass

EFFEN® Cucumber Green Mary:

(Created by David Nepove, president, U.S. Bartender’s Guild)
2 parts EFFEN Cucumber Vodka
4 parts Tomatillo Sauce
1/2 part Worcestershire Sauce
3 dashes Tabasco
4 basil leaves
Pinch of salt

Directions: Boil Tomatillo sauce 15 minutes to reduce, blend and cool. In a mixing glass, combine all ingredients with ice, shake. Serve over ice in a highball glass. Garnish with a basil leaf.

EFFEN® Cucumber Kiss Me I’m Kiwi:

Created by David Nepove, president, U.S. Bartender’s Guild
1 1/2 parts EFFEN Cucumber Vodka
1 1⁄2 parts Simple Syrup
1 part Lemon Juice
1 Kiwi

Directions: In a mixing glass, muddle kiwi with lemon juice and simple syrup. Add EFFEN® Cucumber Vodka and ice, shake and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a kiwi slice.

EFFEN® Cucumber Irish Minty Kiss:

(Created by David Nepove, president, U.S. Bartender’s Guild)
1 1⁄2 parts EFFEN® Cucumber Vodka
1 part Lemon Juice
1 part Simple Syrup
10 Mint Leaves

Directions: Blend all ingredients with ice. Serve in a rocks glass. Garnish with a mint spring.

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