Get Your Drank On This St. Patty’s Day With These 17 Festive Drinks

*please celebrate responsibly*

1- Irish Coffee

What better way to start a rowdy St. Patrick’s day off right than with a caffeine-filled adult beverage??

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 ounces Irish whiskey

  • 6 ounces of hot coffee

  • Whipped cream

  • Optional: 3/4 ounce Irish cream, or a teaspoon of brown sugar

 

Instructions:

  • Pour the whiskey into an Irish coffee mug.

  • Put a spoon in the mug and pour in the hot coffee - the spoon somehow magically keeps the glass from breaking due to the hot liquid (don't ask me how- just enjoy the laws of physics).

  • If you're adding sugar, do it now and stir until it dissolves.

  • Add the whipped cream on top

 

2- Shamrock Juice Cocktail

Make this in a large pitcher to share with your pals!

 

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 ounces gin

  • 1/2 ounces white tequila

  • 1/2 ounces light rum

  • 1/2 ounces vodka

  • 1 ounce Blue Curacao

  • 4 ounces fresh squeezed orange juice

3- Green Daiquiri Punch

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 Cans Frozen Limeade Concentrate (thawed)

  • 2 Cups Gatorade (lemon-lime flavor)

  • 1 Cup Rum (use Malibu for an extra tropical kick)

  • 2 Cans Lemon-Lime Soda (Squirt is better than Sprite in my opinion, just sayin')

Instructions:

  • Mix Limeade, Gatorade and Rum in large pitcher
  • Put in fridge to chill for at least an hour

 

4- The Irish Mule

  • 2 ounces Jameson

  • 6 ounces ginger beer (or more!)

  • juice of half a lime (about 1 ounce)

  • lime slices (optional, for garnish)

  • mint sprig (optional, for garnish

  • ice

Instructions:

  • Mix together in a jazzy copper mug

 

5- The Lucky Leprechaun

 

Ingredients:

  • 1½ oz. tequila

  • 1½ oz. melon liquor such as Midori (let’s be real, you’re using watermelon Burnett’s)

  • 1½ oz. pineapple juice

  • seltzer for topping

  • honeydew melon for garnish

 

6- Mike’s Hard Lemonade (but themed!!)

Ingredients:

  • 1 Mike’s Hard Lemonade
  • 1 shot blue curacao
  • ½ a shot of melon liquor

 

7- White Whiskey Sangria

Ya know, to feel like your friends who are actually abroad in Spain!

 

Ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp sugar

  • 1.7 oz Irish whiskey (50ml, a miniature bottle)

  • 1 green apple

  • 2 peaches

  • 10 mint leaves (a handful)

  • 1 bottle white wine

  • 12 oz soda water/sparkling water approx, to serve

 

8- Green Martini

Ingredients:

  • 2 3/4 oz vanilla vodka

  • 1 1/4 oz citrus vodka

  • 2 1/2 oz Rose's Lime syrup

  • 1 Tbsp simple syrup

  • 2 drops green food coloring** optional

Instructions:

  • Combine all ingredients in a shaker with a few ice cubes

  • Shake well and pour into a martini glass

  • Garnish with lime slices

 

9- Matcha Honey Spritzer

Matcha and white wine- a college girl’s dream!

 

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 teaspoon of matcha powder
  • 1 teaspoon warm water
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 3 ounces of dry white wine
  • 2 ounces of ginger ale
  • lemon wedge

 

Instructions:

  • dissolve 1/4 teaspoon of matcha powder in 1 teaspoon warm water
  • stir in 1 tablespoon honey until well mixed
  • add ice, 3 ounces of dry white wine and 2 ounces of ginger ale
  • garnish with lemon wedge

 

9- Irish Buck

 

Ingredients:

  • ice
  • 2 oz. Irish whiskey
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 3 oz. ginger ale
  • lime wedge

10- Sour Apple Cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz Jameson Irish Whiskey
  • 1 1/2 oz Smirnoff Sour Apple Vodka
  • 3 1/2 oz tonic water
  • green apple slices

Instructions:

  • In a cocktail shaker add Jameson Irish Whiskey, Smirnoff Sour Apple Vodka, and ice cubes
  • Stir contents for 25 seconds using a long-handled cocktail spoon
  • Strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice
  • Top off with Fever-Tree Elderflower Tonic Water
  • Garnish with slices of green apple

 

11- Spicy BLT Green Bloody Marys

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups green tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons of parsley
  • ½ cup cucumber chunks
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 jalapeno, quartered
  • ice
  • 8 ounces of vodka
  • salt to taste
  • 4 romaine lettuce leaf hearts
  • 4 strips crispy bacon
  • cherry tomatoes
  • lemon wedges

Instructions:

  • Combine the green tomatoes, vinegar, parsley, cucumber chunks, lime juice, Worcestershire and jalapeno in the jar of a blender
  • Puree on high until very smooth
  • Stir in the horseradish and the vodka
  • Season to taste with salt
  • Pour over ice and garnish with Romaine lettuce leaf hearts, and crispy strips of bacon and cherry tomatoes and lemon wedges

12- Irish Margaritas

Ingredients:

  • 4 ounces tequila
  • 2 ounces blue curacao
  • 2 ounces peach schnapps
  • 1 ounce Irish whiskey
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • 8-12 ounces pineapple juice depends on personal taste
  • 2 rounds lime for garnish
  • Gold sugar crystals for rim
  • Corn syrup for rim
  • 1 cup shaved ice Blend 2 cups ice in the blender until it's like snow

 

13- Jameson Jell-o Shots

YES YOU HEARD ME CORRECTLY WE ARE BREAKING OUT THE JELL-O SHOTS.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves, packed
  • 1/2 cup + 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • Pack of green jello (Is green considered a “flavor”? You betcha.
  • 1 cup Jameson Irish Whiskey

 

14- Shamrock Sour

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup simple syrup
  • 2 ounces Irish whiskey
  • 1 tiny drop of green food coloring
  • lime wedges for garnish

15- Irish Mojito

Ingredients:

  • ½ lime, juiced
  • small handful of fresh mint leaves
  • 1 ½ oz. Bacardi Limon
  • 2 tsp granulated sugar
  • a splash of club soda
  • a splash of Creme de Menthe (use green for more color)
  • lime wedge, for garnish

 

Instructions:

  • squeeze half a lime into a cocktail shaker, add mint leaves and muddle.
  • add Bacardi, sugar and a handful of ice and shake.
  • strain mixture into martini glass.
  • top off with a splash of club soda and a drizzle of Creme de Menthe, which will sink to the bottom.
  • add a lime wedge for garnish, and serve.

 

16-  Irish Flag Shot

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 shot green creme de menthe
  • 1/3 shot Licor 43
  • 1/3 shot Irish cream

Instructions:

  • Carefully layer shot to avoid blending colors

 

17- Green Beer

Oh yes- what better way to finish off St. Patrick’s Day than with a green beer?

Ingredients:

  • Guinness (for an authentic Irish taste) ((or Keystone for an authentic college taste))
  • Green food coloring

Instructions:

  • You know the drill.