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.