6 St. Patrick's Day Drinks That'll Have You Feeling Lucky

Updated November 29, 2021
St Patrick's Day Drinks

If St. Patrick's Day makes you think of green drinks, or you need to escape the world of green cocktails, there are plenty of other cocktails out there that fit the bill without turning your tongue green. St. Patrick's Day drinks can be just as celebratory without the green dye.

Whiskey Tea

Whiskey Tea

A sweet but slightly tart combination of whiskey, tea, and lemon, this easy sipper is delicious.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces Irish whiskey
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¾ ounce peach schnapps
  • 4 ounces iced tea
  • Ice
  • Lemon wheel and mint sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add Irish whiskey, lemon juice, peach schnapps, and iced tea.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into highball glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with lemon slice and mint sprig.

Nutty Irishman Iced Coffee

Nutty Irishman Iced Coffee

A changeup from the usual hot Irish coffee, this also uses nut flavors for an unexpected first sip.

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces whiskey
  • ¾ ounce hazelnut liqueur
  • ¾ ounce Irish cream
  • ½ ounce amaretto
  • Iced coffee to top off
  • Cream, to taste
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a rocks glass, add ice and Irish cream.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, whiskey, hazelnut liqueur, and amaretto.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Pour over ice and Irish cream.
  5. Top off with iced coffee.

Irish Mule

Irish Mule

A tasty spin on the Moscow mule, whiskey replaces vodka for an update.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces Irish whiskey
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Ginger beer to top off
  • Crushed ice
  • Lime wheel and mint sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a rocks glass or copper mug, add ice, whiskey, and lime juice.
  2. Top off with ginger beer.
  3. Stir to mix.
  4. Garnish with lime wheel and mint sprig.

Baby Guinness Martini

Baby Guinness Martini

Typically served a shot, this cocktail tastes just like a Guinness without the fullness after the last sip.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces coffee liqueur
  • 1 ounce cold coffee
  • ¼ ounce crème de cacao brown
  • ½ ounce Irish cream
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add coffee liqueur, cold coffee, and crème de cacao brown.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Slowly pour Irish cream over the back of a spoon to layer on top, creating a look similar to beer foam.

Irish Eyes

Irish Eyes

A stunning blue-green cocktail, this drink is nearly tropical but still suitable for a St Patrick's Day cheers.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces white rum
  • 1 ounce green apple schnapps
  • 1 ounce blue curaçao
  • Club soda to top off
  • Ice
  • Lemon wedge for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, rum, green apple schnapps, and blue curaçao.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with lemon wedge.

Irish Hammer

Irish Hammer

A creamy Irish cocktail, if Irish mist isn't something you can easily find, consider using Drambuie.

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces Irish whiskey
  • 1½ ounces Irish mist
  • 1½ ounces Irish cream
  • ¾ ounce cream
  • Ice
  • Bitters for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, Irish whiskey, Irish mist, Irish cream, and regular cream.
  3. Shake well to chill and create foam.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with 2-3 drops of bitters, creating a design.

Cheers to Smiling Eyes

St. Patrick's Day cocktails can be something other than a Guinness or green cocktails. If whiskey isn't for you, consider swapping in a neutral spirit. But skip the green dye and stains and shake up a new cocktail--you'll certainly feel lucky.

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6 St. Patrick's Day Drinks That'll Have You Feeling Lucky