The Ultimate St. Patrick’s Day Cocktail Menu

st patricks day cocktails

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)

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.

Related: Shake Up Your St. Patrick’s Day

Celtic Crush

  • 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.

Kiwi Kiss

  • 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.