St. Patrick’s Day is a festive holiday where bars and restaurants are known for serving a little extra booze. Whether you’re looking for a green-hued cocktail or something to get you in the spirit, one of these seven cocktails will do the job.
This celebration is a whiskey-lovers dream. After all, whiskey is an Irish staple. While it may not have begun as a holiday known for drinking, it certainly is the perfect excuse to add a little fun to your bar menu. If you’re lacking creativity this year, here are a few unique drinks to add to your roster.
Let the fun begin.
The Roe Life Hi-Ball
- 1 1/4 oz. Roe & Co
- 1/2 oz. Milk Punch (Homemade or Purchased)
- 1 oz. Lemon Soda (or Fever Tree Yuzu if you are feeling spunky)
- Highball Glass
Preparation: Combine ingredients in glass and garnish with edible seasonal flowers.
The Friendly Sour
- 1 1/2 oz. Four Roses Bourbon
- 3/4 oz. Pineapple Juice
- 1/2 oz. Lime Juice
- 1/2 oz. Simple Syrup
- Cardamom Bitters
Preparation: Simply shake and serve over crushed ice. Created by Mixologist Charles Freeland
Lucky Be a Lady
- 1 oz. El Bandido Yankee Reposado
- 1 oz. Midori
- 1 1/2 oz. Junmai Sake Nigori
- 1/4 oz. Green Chartreuse
- 1/2 oz. Lime Juice
Preparation: Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to chill, then strain into a rocks glass full of fresh ice. Garnish with 1 shamrock. (Oxalis aka Shamrock is edible, really tasty, and you can find them at most plant shops, in case anyone wants to know!)
The Florida Cocktail
Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Co.
Photo by Michael Pisarri
- 1 1/2 oz. Bacardi Anejo Cuatro
- 1/4 oz. Green Crème de Menthe
- 1/4 oz. Lime Juice
- 3 Dashes of Saline
- Mint sprig (for garnish)
Preparation: In a highball/collins glass, build over 3 ice cubes. Fill halfway with fluffy pineapple juice. Stir again and top with more pineapple. Garnish with a mint sprig.
- 1 1/4 oz. Mal Bien Mezcal
- 3/4 oz. Estancia Raicilla
- 3/4 oz. Coco Lopez
- 1/4 oz. Lime juice
- 1 tsp Tempus Fugit Cacao
- 3-4 mint leaves
Preparation: Shake and strain into a double old-fashioned with crushed ice. Garnish with a mint sprig.
E11EVEN(TINI) by E11EVEN Vodka
Photo by Felipe Cuevas
- 2 oz. E11EVEN Vodka,
- 1 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
- 1 oz. Simple syrup
- Champagne to top
- Sugar to Dust Rim
Preparation: Dust the rim of a chilled martini glass with sugar. In a shaker, mix all ingredients and shake for 10 seconds. Strain into a sugar-rimmed martini glass and float champagne on the surface of the cocktail. Garnish with cotton candy, lollipops, or other candy.
Field of Dreams at El Tucán Miami
Photo by Brinson Renda
- 1 1/2 oz. Bombay Sapphire Gin
- 1/2 oz. St. Germaine Liqueur
- 1/2 oz. Cold Pressed Cucumber
- 3 Drops of Lavender
Preparation: Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a coupe glass and choose the garnish of your choice.
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