7 St. Patrick's Day spirits

Apr 18, 2013 at 6:24 p.m. ET

Check out these super simple recipes for tastier, more attractive and spirited cocktails worthy of St. Patrick’s Day cheer.

Kilbeggan® Shamrock Spritzer

Recipe and photo from Kilbeggan®Kilbeggan Shamrock spritzer


  • 1 part Kilbeggan® Irish Whiskey
  • 4 parts apple juice
  • Lemon-lime soda


  1. Pour Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey and apple juice over ice in a tall glass.
  2. Top with lemon-lime soda. Garnish with a lemon.

Cruzan® Irish Cherry Soda

Recipe and photo from Cruzan®Cruzan Irish cherry soda


  • 1 part Irish Whiskey
  • 1 part Cruzan® Black Cherry
  • 1 part lemon lime soda


  1. Build over ice in a tall highball glass.
  2. Garnish with a cherry and lime.

Kilbeggan® Irish Storm

Recipe and Photo from Kilbeggan® Kilbeggan Irish storm


  • 1-1/2 parts Kilbeggan® Irish Whiskey
  • 3 parts ginger beer
  • 1 part fresh lemon sour


  • Build all ingredients over ice in a tall highball glass.
  • Garnish with a lemon wedge.

Cruzan® Pot of Gold

Recipe and Photo from Cruzan®Cruzan Pot of Gold


  • 1-1/2 parts Cruzan® 9 Spiced Rum
  • 3/4 part DeKuyper® Orange Curacao
  • 3/4 part fresh orange juice
  • 2 parts fresh lemon sour


  1. Shake ingredients together with ice and strain into a cinnamon and sugar-rimmed cocktail glass.
  2. Garnish with a flamed orange peel.

Kilbeggan® Dubliner

Recipe and photo from Kilbeggan®Kilbeggan Dubliner


  • 3 parts Kilbeggan® Irish Whiskey
  • 2 parts sweet vermouth
  • 1-1/2 parts cherry syrup
  • 1-1/2 parts cranberry juice
  • Dash simple syrup (optional)


  1. Combine all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake for 60 seconds.
  2. Strain neat into a martini glass.
  3. Garnish with a black cherry.

Irish Margarita

Recipe and photo from Dublin’s Irish Whiskey Pub in Los Angeles, CaliforniaIrish margarita


  • 1-1/2 ounces Alma Reposado
  • 1 ounce Midori Liqueur
  • 2 ounces fresh lime juice (can substitute with sweet & sour)
  • 1/2 ounce agave nectar


  1. Shake ingredients well and strain into a tumbler glass filled with ice cubes.
  2. Rim glass with salt and garnish with a slice of lime.

St. Patrick’s Day Fizz

Recipe and photo from Vikingfjord VodkaSt Paddys Day Fizz


  • 2 ounces Vikingfjord Vodka 80 Proof
  • 1 ounce St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
  • 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 2 ounces soda
  • Lemon wedge
  • Dill sprig for garnish


  1. Fill a highball glass with cubed ice.
  2. Add Vikingfjord Vodka, St. Germain and lemon juice, then top with soda.
  3. Garnish with lemon wedge and dill.

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