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St. Patrick's Day Cocktails

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St. Patrick's Day is fast approaching. On this holiday, celebrate and make a toast to good health and friends. When selecting cocktails for your St. Patrick's Day celebration, you have an assortment of fabulous beverages to choose from. You can have a pint of Guinness, a glass of Irish whiskey, a mug of green beer, or any number of wonderful cocktails. Dozens of Irish cocktails are suitable for St. Patrick's Day. Here are some of our top choices for toasting.

St. Patrick's Day Green Midori Sour

Green Apple Martini

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Sour Apple Schnapps
  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1 dash sweet & sour mix
  • green sugar
  • green apple, thinly sliced

Preparation:

  1. Pour the ingredients into a shake with ice.
  2. Shake for 30 seconds.
  3. Strain into a martini glass, rimmed with green sugar.
  4. Garnish with thin slice of apple, if desired.

Irish Eyes

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz Irish whiskey
  • 1/4 oz green crème de menthe
  • 2 oz cream
  • maraschino cherry for garnish

Preparation:

  1. Pour the ingredients into a shaker with ice.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Strain into an old-fashioned glass.
  4. Garnish with the maraschino cherry.

St. Patrick's Day Cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 oz green crème de menthe
  • 3/4 oz Irish whiskey
  • 3/4 oz green Chartreuse
  • 1 dash Bitters

Preparation:

  1. Stir all ingredients with ice.
  2. Strain into a cocktail glass.
  3. Serve and toast!

Shamrock Shaker

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz Kahlua
  • 2 1/2 oz cream
  • 1/2 oz Amaretto
  • Edible green and gold powder for garnish

Preparation:

  1. Pour the ingredients into a shaker with ice.
  2. Shake vigorously.
  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  4. Sprinkle the green and gold powders on the top.

Irish Coffee

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 part brewed coffee
  • 1/3 part Irish whiskey
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • whipped cream

Preparation:

  1. Place two teaspoons of brown sugar into a stemmed glass.
  2. Add 1/3 Irish Whiskey and 2/3 hot, strong black coffee.
  3. Stir well and float whipped cream on top.

You can garnish your St. Patrick's Day cocktails with any number of green garnishes, including lime slices, mint leaves, green olives or even kiwi! If you are looking for non-alcoholic drinks for your St. Patrick's Day celebration, make punch with lemon-lime soda, along with lime sherbet, pistachio ice cream or mint chocolate chip ice cream.

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