St. Patrick’s Day Drinks

Whether you’re a fan of Irish whiskey or Irish cream, there will be something delish (and green!) to enjoy for St. Patrick’s Day drinks. As always, please, drink and celebrate responsibly!

Gin-Basil Smash St. Patrick's Day drinks

Gin-Basil Smash

For the simple syrup:

1 cup Demerara sugar

1 cup water

For the cocktail:

2 ounces Beefeater

1-ounce fresh lemon juice

2/3 ounce simple syrup

Small bunch of basil leaves (about 10)

Basil sprig, for garnish

Make the simple syrup:

Heat the sugar and water in a saucepan over medium heat. Do not boil. Stir until sugar dissolves, about 3 to 5 minutes, then remove the pan from the stove. Cool. Transfer the syrup to a clean bottle or jar. Cover and refrigerate.

Make the cocktail:

Muddle basil leaves with lemon juice and simple syrup. Add ice and gin and shake. Double-strain into a chilled cocktail glass with ice. Garnish with a basil sprig.

Green Dublin Apple St. Patrick's Day drinks

Green Dublin Apple

2 ounces Irish Whiskey

1-ounce sour apple schnapps

2 ounces white cranberry juice

Garnish: apple slice

Gather the ingredients. Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a fresh apple slice.

Irish Matcha Latte St. Patrick's Day drinks

Irish Matcha Latte

1-2 tablespoons matcha powder

3 ounces water

1/2 cup whole milk or half and half

2 ounces Bailey’s Irish Cream or Irish Whiskey

Ice cubes

Whipped cream (optional)

Whisk the matcha powder slowly with the water to create a condensed and smooth matcha paste. Combine matcha paste, milk or half and half, Bailey’s or Irish whiskey, and a handful of ice cubes in a cocktail shaker and shake well for about 15-20 seconds. Strain into cocktail glasses over ice, top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of matcha powder, and drink up!

Melon Whiskey Ginger St. Patrick's Day drinks

Melon Whiskey Ginger

1 1/2 ounces Jameson Irish Whiskey

1 1/2 ounces Midori

Ginger ale, to top

1/2 lime, sliced into wheels

5 fresh mint leaves


Place the limes and mint in a glass and pour over the whiskey and Midori. Fill the remainder of the glass with ginger ale. Top with mint leaves. Adjust to taste, if necessary.

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