St Patricks Day Drinks

Looking for Some Cool St Patricks Day Drinks Recipes?

 

If you’re going to throw a St Patrick’s Day party this year, you’re going to need some St Patricks Day drinks for the occasion.
st patricks day drinks
What is St Patricks Day?  It’s an Irish cultural and religious holiday celebrated around the world each year on March 17.  St Patty’s Day celebrations commonly include parades, copious amounts of liquor and food as well as the wearing of shamrocks and other green attire.

Since St Patricks Day is an Irish holiday, the drinks you serve for your Paddy’s Day party must either be Irish or green.

 

Let’s start with what’s already from Ireland:

IRISH BEER

  • Guinness
  • Harp
  • Smithwicks

 

IRISH CIDER

  • Magners

 

IRISH WHISKEY

  • Bushmills
  • Jamesons
  • Tullamore Dew

 

IRISH LIQUEURS

  • Irish Cream
  • Irish Mist

 

Now we’ll move into the St Patricks Day drinks recipes – Irish bomb shot, specialty Irish coffee and a variety of Irish shooters…

 

St Patricks Day Specialty Coffee – Irish Coffeest patricks day drinks

  • ¾ oz Irish Cream
  • ¾ oz Irish Whiskey
  • packet of sugar (or tsp brown sugar)
  • whipped / heavy cream
  • coffee

Rim a specialty coffee glass with sugar and then add the Irish cream and whiskey to the glass with the rest of the packet of sugar.  Fill to about a finger length from the rim and top with whipped cream (in a circular, building motion if from a can). Garnish with a cherry.

[sm_hr]

St Patricks Day Bomb Drink – Irish Car Bomb

  • ½ glass Guinness
  • ½ oz Irish cream
  • ½ oz Irish whiskey

Pour the Irish cream and whiskey into a shot glass.  Drop the shot glass into the (settled) glass of Guinness.  Chug.

[sm_hr]

St Patricks Day Shooters

Shamrocked

  • ½ oz melon liqueur
  • ¼ oz Irish whiskey
  • ¼ oz Irish cream

Shake on ice and strain into shot glass.
Nutty Irishman

  • ½ oz Irish cream liqueur
  • ½ oz Frangelico

 

Irish Frogirish frog shooter

  • ½ oz melon liqueur
  • ½ oz Irish cream

Pour the melon liqueur into the shot glass and layer the Irish cream on top.
*This shooter tastes best if both the liqueurs are chilled

 

Irish Flag

  • ⅓ oz green Crème de Menthe
  • ⅓ oz Irish cream
  • ⅓ oz Grand Marnier

Pour the crème de menthe into a shot glass and then layer the Irish cream on top and then the Grand Marnier gets layered on top of the Irish cream (creating 3 separate layers representing the green, white and orange of the Irish flag).

[sm_hr]

There you have it – all the St Patricks Day drinks you’ll need to make this year’s St Paddy’s Day party the best one ever!

 

Common specials to run on St Patty’s Day at your bar are discounted prices on all Irish products as well as adding some of the above shooters to the evening’s drink menu.  Other than that, go ahead and get creative.  If you own / run a martini or lounge bar, get out the melon liqueur and green creme de menthe and start creating some green martinis and cocktails.

 

VIDEO: St Patricks Day Jokes

If you’ve got an awesome St Patricks Day drink recipe that you’d like to share, please add it to the comments below.