It’s St. Patrick’s Day and we should expect lots of shamrock-inspired products. It’s also a period to munch on traditional Irish food. But, for once, let’s just be honest with what the holiday actually brings – lots of drinking of green beer, Irish whiskey and partying, right? St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated to remember Saint Patrick, the patron saint who brought Christianity to the Irish lands. Christianity doesn’t endorse (nor prohibit) drinking, per se, but drinkers are in luck since all alcohol restrictions from Lent are lifted on this particular day.
- Tropical Leprechaun
It’s a holiday season, and a refreshing drink will work best. With the moderate snow and the cold temperatures, make yourself some Tropical Leprechaun as you stay indoors.
Pour 1 oz. coconut rum into a wine glass containing 5 oz. Blue Curacao liqueur and a splash of pineapple juice. Add the ice cubes and stir so that the blue color remains in the bottom part of the glass and green covers the top.
- Kiss Me I’m Irish
With a Midori Sour taste, Kiss Me I’m Irish cocktail can be a customer favorite with a sweet and slightly sour flavor profile.
Take 1 oz. of vodka, 1.5 oz. of lemonade and 1 oz. of Midori melon liqueur and pour all of them into a shaker with ice cubes. Shake and strain into a cocktail glass before topping with a sparkling wine or prosecco. We recommend Sparkling VOGA.
- Bushmills Irish Honey Smash
It’s almost unimaginable to celebrate the most important day in Ireland without a tot of whisky like Bushmills Irish Honey Smash. This low-proof cocktail can be easily prepared and use one of Ireland’s best exports.
To make this cocktail, just muddle two lemon pieces, three mint leaves, 1 oz. water and little simple Syrup into the bottom of your favorite shaker. Once done, pour in your 1 oz. whiskey, shake well and strain into a wine glass filled with ice cubes.
Another Irish whiskey cocktail for St. Paddy’s Day that screams spring features elderflower and vanilla flavors. It also features the hot and trending spirit absinthe.
To prepare this cocktail, you will need 1.5 oz. of nettle tea-infused Jameson Black Barrel (rum), 0.5 oz. elderflower liquor, 0.5 oz. absinthe, 1 oz. fresh lemon juice, 1 oz. simple syrup, 0.5 oz. cucumber juice, and Boston bitters in a shaker, then strained into a glass and Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
- BLT Green Bloody Mary
St. Patrick’s Day and green colored drinks are the standard. A trendy low proof BLT Green Bloody Mary simply makes the day incredible. You just blend green tomatoes, lime juice, parsley, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce and horseradish. Pour in the rum and garnish using a piece of bacon, lime, and celery.