Top 5 Cocktail Recipes for St. Patrick's Day

“May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light. May good luck pursue you each morning and night." -Irish Blessing

While we love our green beer on St. Patty's Day, we wanted to share some cocktail ideas that you're going to love on March 17.

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Irish Coffee

  • 1.5 oz Jameson Irish Whiskey
  • 1 oz Brown sugar syrup (one part brown sugar, one part water)
  • Hot brewed coffee
  • Unsweetened cream, lightly whipped
  • Add the whiskey and syrup to an Irish Coffee glass and fill two-thirds of the way with coffee. Top with one inch of whipped cream.

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Black Velvet

  • 1 part Irish Stout
  • 1 part Champagne
  • Fill a champagne flute halfway with the stout. Top off with champagne.

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Irish Buck

  • 1.5 oz Jameson Irish Whiskey
  • .25 oz Fresh lime juice
  • 2 oz Ginger ale
  • Lime wheel for garnish
  • Add the whiskey and lime juice to a Collins glass filled with ice.
  • Top with the ginger ale and garnish with a lime wheel.

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Shamrock Shaker

  • 1.5 ounces Kahlua coffee liqueur
  • .5 ounce amaretto liqueur
  • 2.5 ounces milk
  • Edible green and gold powder for garnish (found at cake-decorating supply stores)

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St. Paddy’s Day Punch

  • 2 (12 ounce) cans frozen limeade concentrate
  • 2 cups Gatorade, Lemon-Lime flavor
  • 1 cup light rum
  • 2 (12 ounce) cans lemon-lime soda (like Sprite or 7-Up)
  • Mix everything except soda. Chill. Just before serving, add soda. You can also make some green ice cubes using food coloring and add just before serving.