Top St. Patrick’s Day Cocktail Drinks
Whether you’re an Irish or not, St. Patrick’s Day is one of the most celebrated feasts around the globe. It is being held on or around March 17 to honor the patron saint of Ireland; St. Patrick. While the Irish celebrates it with a parade, endless music and dancing, and food extravaganza, there are other ways to be able to fully enjoy the festivity – and that is not missing any green concoctions or Irish spirits brimming here and there!
To get the party going, here are some of the top St. Patrick’s cocktail drink you should check out! So, what are you waiting for? Erin go Bragh!
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Green Dublin Apple Cocktail
Time to mix up that green cocktail and don’t miss out on the famous Green Dublin Apple Cocktail which is basically a twist on the Apple Martini. Usually, it’s just a mix of Irish whiskey an ounce sour apple schnapps, white cranberry juice to sweeten this drink, and an apple slice for garnish.
Zen Green Basil Tea Martini
Tea in a cocktail? Yes, please!
This is one of the top St. Patrick’s cocktail drinks you’ll probably encounter during the festivity. Surprisingly refreshing, this basil tea martini is sure to be your next favorite drink! It isn’t only rich with flavors but is definitely good to look at, with the contrasting garnishes on the side. This drink is usually made with lychee vodka, simple syrup, Thai basil leaves, lemon wedge, and a green tea liqueur.
The Massey Cocktail
This one’s a fascinating yet strong drink is a combination of Irish whiskey and London dry gin mixed with sweet vermouth. It is trained into a chilled martini glass then garnished with an orange twist. These bold flavors when mix creates a harmonious taste which will surely turn every dinner parties and celebration a memorable one.
If this drink doesn’t entice you, then we don’t know what will. The Leprechaun cocktail drink is one of the favorite cocktails drinks this St. Patrick’s Day. Leprechaun is basically made with an Irish whiskey and a bottle of tonic, but if you want to shift into a tequila-infused drink, why not go with The Lucky Leprechaun, where you need to mix all together the tequila, melon liquor and pineapple juice in a glass filled with ice and then garnish with melon wedge.
Locals usually pair it with their traditional Irish foods such as Dublin Coddle, Cheese on Toast, and the Barmbrack to name a few. To top it off, drop in a twist of lemon, and serve in an old-fashioned glass.
Kick off the St. Patrick’s Day with this distinctive and tasty drink called Sparkling Shamrock. If you’re going to be attending a pub crawl on this festive holiday, then expect to taste this cocktail drink along the way. This staple drink during St. Patrick’s Day is made with fresh cucumber and lemon with pear vodka, and the herbs elderflower and mint. With just a 5-minute preparation, get ready to drink this cocktail especially on warmer days. Of course, this drink is wither garnished with a slice of cucumber or lime.
Pot of God Cocktail
Yes! That really looked like legit gold on top of this drink and might be your next favorite cocktail drink this St. Patrick’s Day! This might not have a subtle hint of green to match celebration, but this cocktail is an elegant drink made with five ingredients that could definitely up any type of occasion. To get you started, this drink is composed of vodka, elderflower liqueur (or syrup) slices of cucumber, fresh mint leaves, and ginger beer. After combining all the ingredients, strain into a chilled coupe glass then garnish with edible gold flakes. Refrigerate for up to 2 weeks and then serve.
Get ready to taste some fun and enjoy an Irish Encounter this St. Patrick’s Day! This frozen cocktail is made with banana, coconut, Irish cream, and rum, a perfect drink to cool you down especially this summer! This particular drink is made by combining all the ingredients in the blender, poured into a margarita glass and garnished with whipped cream or a toasted coconut! You can even add milk to taste! Yum!
Cucumber Wasabi Martini
Spice up your St. Patrick’s Day with a glass of vodka-based Cucumber Wasabi Martini! Although wasabi might not be really associated with cocktails, some mixologists have already used this as an alternative to add spice without using hot pepper. If you haven’t tried, well now’s maybe the best time you do. Oftentimes called Wasab-tini, the level of heat you want with this drink depends on how much wasabi you use. To create this drink, a vodka, lemon Juice, simple syrup, and wasabi paste are combined together and then poured into a cocktail class. How simple is that!
Guinness & Green
No celebration is ever complete without having a Guinness & Green. This shot is basically a twist on the standard Jell-O shot recipe.
If you’re planning to make one, first, make the Gelatin base. Pour the Guinness into a bowl and add three envelopes of gelatin and allow it to rest for about two minutes. Afterwards, add Irish whiskey and once cup of hot water then stir until the gelatin is completely dissolved. Make sure to pour equal amounts into shot glasses, leaving enough room for the second layer. And for the last step, refrigerate it for about 20 to 30 minutes.
For the green gelatin layer, mix the Irish cream and one envelope of gelatin into a bowl and let it rest for two minutes. Next step is half a cup of hot water and stir until the gelatin is dissolved. To add the green color in this shot, add four drops of green food coloring and stir.
Next, pour the green Irish cream gelatin on top of the Guinness gelatin then refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours, and voila, your Guinness & Green is done!