The Ultimate St. Patrick’s Day Cocktail Menu
Screw green beer and cheap whiskey shots. This St. Patrick’s Day, celebrate in style. Craft these cocktails, and you won’t need to be Irish to get kissed.
Green Eyed Ginger
- 1 part Midori Melon Liqueur
- 2 parts 2 Gingers Irish Whiskey
- 2 parts Ginger Ale
- Lemon Wheel
- Lime Wheel
Method: Build in order over ice in a tall glass. Garnish with a lemon & lime half moon wheel on the rim.
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
- Orange twist
Method: Combine ingredients in a rocks glass with ice. Garnish with orange twist.
Knob Creek Ginger Mint Old Fashioned
(Created by Celebrity Chef Michael Symon)
- 1 ½ Parts Knob Creek Rye Whiskey
- Ginger Beer
- ½ Part Lemon Juice
- ¼ Part Green Chartreuse
- 6-8 Mint Leaves
Method: Combine all ingredients (except ginger beer) in a bar tin with ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled Collins glass, top off with ginger beer and garnish with a single mint leaf.
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- 2 oz Caliche Rum
- 1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
- 1/4 oz Fresh Pineapple Juice
- ¾ oz Simple Syrup
- 3 – 6 Cilantro Leaves
- Garnish: Cilantro Leaf
Method: In a rocks glass, combine all ingredients and lightly muddle Cilantro leaves. Top with crushed ice or preferably nugget ice. Garnish with a cilantro spring.
- 1 part Bombay Sapphire Gin
- ½ part Kiwi Shakka
- 1 part Pineapple Juice
- Topped with Clear Lemonade
Method: Build. Garnish with Pineapple speared leaf.
Pot of Gold
- 1 ½ parts Frangelico
- 4 parts easy-drinking lager beer
- 3 parts ginger beer
- ½ part lemon juice
- Garnish with a lemon wheel
Method: Pour beer into a glass. Add Frangelico and lemon juice. Top with ginger beer. Garnish with a lemon wheel.
Basil Lime Margarita
- 2 oz Roca Patrón Silver
- 1 oz Fresh squeezed lime juice
- 1 oz simple syrup
- 4 basil leaves, 1 for garnish
- Lime wheel, for garnish
- Kosher salt, for glass rim
Method: Combine liquid ingredients and three basil leaves in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously with ice to chill. Strain onto fresh ice in a rocks glass and garnish with a lime wheel and basil leaf.
The Dude’s Breakfast
(Created by Mixologist Michael Lay)
- 1 oz Baileys Original Irish Cream
- 1 oz Cîroc Vodka
- 3 oz Cold Brew Coffee
- 1 dash Angostura Bitters
- Fresh Grated Nutmeg for Garnish
Method: Combine Baileys Original Irish Cream, Cîroc, cold brew coffee and bitters in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain contents into a double rocks glass over ice. Garnish with a dash of fresh grated nutmeg.