When you don’t want to guzzle beer on St. Patrick’s Day, there’s a number of yummy (and mostly green) options for you here at HollywoodLife.com! Check out our favorite, St. Pat’s cocktails — they’re like striking gold!
Luck of the Irish Coffee
1 oz. Baileys Original Irish Cream Liqueur
1 oz. Irish Whiskey
6 oz. Hot Coffee
Whipped Cream, Green Sprinkles, Glazed Donut and Chocolate Syrup for Garnishes
Combine Baileys, coffee and Irish Whiskey in a tall “Irish Coffee” glass. Top with whipped cream, sprinkles and a glazed donut and drizzle with chocolate syrup.
The Brockmans Gimlet
2 oz Brockmans Gin
½ oz Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice
¼ – ½ oz Simple Syrup
Lime twist to garnish
Pour Brockmans Gin, freshly squeezed lime juice and simple syrup into a shaker with a handful of ice and stir. Strain into a stemmed chilled glass. Serve with a lime twist.
SVEDKA Pour Leaf Clover
2 parts SVEDKA Vodka
¾ part Fresh Lime Juice
¾ part Simple Syrup
Muddle mint at bottom of Pilsner glass and build drink on top over crushed ice (except for bitters, glitter, and
mint). Agitate with a spoon (or swizzle), not disturbing the mint at the bottom. Top with ice, rim with
green/white glitter. Garnish with mint.
2 oz. The Botanist Gin
.75 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
.5 oz. Simple Syrup
3-5 Fresh Basil leaves
Add The Botanist Gin, Fresh Lime Juice, Simple Syrup and basil leaves to shaker. Add ice and shake. Strain into a chilled Cocktail Glass.mGarnish with a basil leaf
Ginger Whiskey Cider by Brooklyn Crafted
2 oz. Hard Cider
1 oz. Whiskey
Brooklyn Crafted Ginger Beer Mini in Traditional, to fill
In a 12-16 oz. high ball glass, combine the hard cider and whiskey. Fill the glass with crushed ice and top with Brooklyn Crafted.
Leprechaun’s Libation from STK
2.75 oz. Absolut Elyx
.5 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
.75 oz. Simple Syrup
2 Slices of Jalapeno
4 Basil Leaves
2.5 oz Vodka
0.5 oz fresh lime juice
1 tsp of simple syrup
3 wedges of fresh lime
Muddle all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake well, strain and pour into a martini glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.
Cameron’s Kick courtesy of Thumbtack Pro Ian McCarthy of Sharpshooter SF
1 oz Irish whiskey
1 oz scotch whiskey
.75 fresh lemon juice
.75 orgeat syrup
Add all ingredients to a mixing tin with ice, shake and double strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with a lemon wheel or peel.
2 oz Teeling Whiskey Single Grain
1 oz Sweet Vermouth
½ oz Green Chartreuse
2 dashes Aromatic Bitters
Add ingredients to a shaker tin with ice. Stir until cold. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist & Luxardo cherry
Green With Envy
3 ounces Natura Chardonnay
4 ounces Green Tea
1 1/4 ounce Cucumber Syrup*
1/2 ounce Lillet
1/2 ounce Lime Juice
1 Cucumber, ribboned
2 Mint Sprigs, to garnish
Combine Chardonnay, green tea, Cucumber syrup, Lillet and lime juice into a Collins glass. Fill with ice and garnish with a cucumber ribbon inside the glass and mint sprig on top. For Cucumber Syrup, juice 1 cucumber and combine 16 ounces with equal parts simple syrup.
Cold Irish Coffee courtesy of Thumbtack Pro Ian McCarthy of Sharpshooter SF
A double shot of espresso
.75 oz heavy cream
.75 oz 1:1 simple syrups
1.5 ounces blended Irish Whiskey
Combine ingredients in a shaking tin with ice, shake and double strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a few coffee beans or a quick grate of nutmeg.
The Rickey at Dream Midtown
2 oz Woodford Reserve Bourbon
.75 oz Lime Juice
.75 oz Honey
Mix all ingredients together. Top with a grilled wedge of lime and four mint sprigs. Add ginger ale and honey
cracked peppercorns. Serve in a tall glass. Garnish with a grilled lime.
Sprig for Spring
2 parts Pinnacle® Original Vodka
½ parts simple syrup
6 lime wedges
6-8 fresh mint leaves
Brown sugar cube
Lime wheel for garnish
In a mixing glass, drop in the sugar cube and add simple syrup*. Muddle the sugar cube. Add 6 fresh lime wedges and muddle again until the sugar has mostly dissolved. Add a handclap of fresh mint and Pinnacle vodka. Add ice and shake vigorously. Pour into a rocks glass and top with fresh ice. Garnish with a lime wheel and sprig of fresh mint.
Rosé Cider Cooler
6 oz. Angry Orchard Rose Cider
1 oz. Huckleberry Vodka
0.5 oz. Simple Syrup
2 Lime Wedges
5-6 Mint Leaves
Muddle mint and lime wedges in the bottom of a tall glass. Add Vodka, simple syrup and ice. Top with Angry Orchard Rosé Cider and garnish with a lime wedge.
Pinch Me Prosecco
3 ounces Barefoot Bubbly Prosecco – chilled
¾ ounce lime juice
¾ ounce simple syrup
Combine lime juice and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to chill. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and top with Barefoot Bubbly Prosecco. Garnish with lime wheel.
Shamrock Cooler Created by Elad Zvi, Co-Founder, Bar-Lab
2 parts serrano-infused Maker’s Mark® Bourbon*
1 part freshly squeezed lime juice
½ part agave syrup
1 cup ice
4 sprigs tarragon
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend on high until the ice is pureed. Serve immediately.
Swizzle Me Irish Created by Cody Goldstein, Founder of Muddling Memories
½ parts Sugar Island Coconut Rum
¾ part Fresh Kiwi Puree
¼ part Fresh Lemon Juice
¾ part Pineapple Juice
In a glass shaker, add all ingredients, add ice and shake and strain over crushed ice. Garnish with Kiwi wheel and a pineapple leaf.
2 oz. Casamigos Blanco
1 oz. Fresh lemon juice
1 oz. Simple syrup
½ Kiwi (Muddled)
Rim ½ of glass with green sugar
Add all ingredients into shaker and muddle fruit. Shake vigorously for 8-10 seconds. Strain into rocks glass and add fresh ice. Garnish lime wheel and kiwi cut out clover placed on top.
The Irish American
2 parts Jim Beam Bourbon
1½ parts infused cola syrup
½ parts apple cider
¼ parts lemon juice
1 egg white
Cinnamon stick for garnishing
Making infused cola syrup: Combine everything in an appropriately sized stainless steel pot and turn on to medium heat. Reduce by half and strain out the coffee and cinnamon. Continue reducing until only 1½ cups remain. Cool. Refrigerate. Build cocktail in shaker. Dry shake until frothy. Add ice. Shake till cold. Strain into a rocks glass or coupe. Grate cinnamon into the top of cocktail as garnish/aromatic.
Ginger Sage Cocktail
1 bottle of Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore DOCG
1 cup honey
3 cups water
2 whole pears, peeled, cored and diced
1 large piece of ginger, peeled and diced
20 fresh sage leaves (plus more for garnish)
In a saucepan combine the honey and water over medium heat and bring to a light boil. Turn the heat down to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the honey has dissolved completely. Add the pears, ginger and sage leaves. Simmer, stirring occasionally until the mixture has reduced by 1/3 (about 15-20 minutes). Remove from heat and let the mixture steep for an additional 10 minutes. Strain the syrup into a large canning jar or thick glass bowl. Discard the ginger and sage leaves. Place a few pieces of the cooked pear into each stemless wine glass followed by 2 tbsps of the simple syrup. Add Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore DOCG and serve.
Ireland’s Call Created by Michael McIlroy, Owner of Attaboy & Diamond Reef, NYC
1 oz Knappogue Castle 12 Year Old
1 oz Cynar
1⁄2 oz Lime juice
3⁄4 oz Ginger syrup
2 Orange slices
Shake with ice all ingredients except club soda. Strain into a highball glass and top with club soda. Garnish with a slice of orange or ginger.
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup peach schnapps
5 drops McCormick® Green Food Color
Splash seltzer water
Fill cocktail shaker half full with ice. Add juice, peach schnapps and food color; shake until well mixed and chilled. Strain into beverage glass. Top with a splash of seltzer water. Serve immediately.
Electric Room at Dream Downtown by Richard Harris
1.5 oz. Jameson Irish Whiskey
.75 oz. Ginger Snap Liqueur
.5 oz. Apple Juice
.75 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
.75 oz. Simple Syrup
Combine ingredients and shake well. Strain over fresh ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with Candied Ginger.
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