Part of the fun on St. Patrick’s Day is having a green drink. This list is filled with great green and Irish Drinks For St. Patrick’s Day.
Make this the best holiday with help from our other St. Patrick’s Day posts.
We spent the weekend at our local St. Patrick’s Day parade. Before the parade started, we stopped into the local Irish pub to grab a drink. We got our seats before the crowd formed, so we were able to watch the bartenders work on pouring an array of Irish drinks — some that I had never heard of.
So of course, I thought it would be a fun excuse to put together a list of green and Irish drinks for St. Patrick’s Day. Any of the following St. Patrick’s Day cocktails or shots that contain alcohol are intended for those who are of drinking age only.
Don’t forget to eat while you’re drinking. Get inspired by our list of Tasty Irish & Green Food For St. Patrick’s Day.
15 Green & Irish Drinks For St. Patrick’s Day
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For St. Patrick’s Day drinks with liquor, you can use any brand you prefer. The most popular Irish Whiskey is Jameson Irish Whiskey and the most popular Irish Cream liqueur is Baileys Irish Cream.
So, if you’re going to the store to purchase alcohol for your St. Patrick’s Day celebration, look for those. Then, look to see what’s close to it because those will be similar bottles but different brands and may be cheaper than those brands.
Black And Tan (called a Half and Half in Ireland)
Fill a pint glass halfway with a pale ale. Top with a stout (usually Guinness).
Quick tip: Hold an upside-down tablespoon over the glass after you’ve poured the pale ale and pour the stout over it. That helps it to create the layers.
Add ice to a shaker. Add in 3/4 oz. crème de menthe, 3/4 oz. white crème de cacao, and 1/4 oz. heavy cream. Shake until cold. Pour into a new glass.
Making Green Beer is so easy to make. Put a drop of green food coloring in the bottom of a glass. Slowly pour a light beer on top. The food coloring will give the beer a green color.
In a champagne flute, combine 3 oz. orange juice, 2 oz. blue curaçao (which is curaçao that’s dyed blue), and 3 oz. champagne. Give them a light stir and the orange juice and blue curaçao will combine to make a green drink, no extra food coloring needed.
Irish Breakfast Shot
In a shot glass, combine 1 oz. Irish Whiskey and a 1/2 oz, Butterscotch Schnapps. In a second glass, add a shot of orange juice. Drink the alcoholic shot with the orange juice as a chaser.
Add brown sugar to a glass. Pour in 1 oz. of Irish Cream and 1.5 oz. Irish Whiskey. Fill the Irish coffee glass almost to the top with black coffee. Top with whipped cream.
Irish Car Bomb (aka Irish Slammer)
Fill a pint glass halfway with Guinness. In a shot glass, combine 1/2 oz. Irish Whiskey and 1/2 oz. Irish Cream. Drop the shot into the beer and drink … quickly.
Muddle cucumber slices in the bottom of a shaker. Fill it with ice. Pour 2 oz. Irish Whiskey, 1/2 oz. elderflower liqueur, 3/4 oz. fresh lemon juice, and 3/4 oz. simple syrup over the ice and muddled cucumber. Shake well. Pour into a glass with fresh ice.
Salt the rim of a glass. Add one drop green food coloring to the bottom of the glass. In a cocktail shaker, combine 1 oz. agave or simple syrup, 1 oz. fresh lime juice, 2 oz. Irish Whiskey, and 1/2 oz. orange flavored liqueur. Shake. Pour into the glass.
The green food coloring will turn these into green margaritas, making them festive looking.
Fill a copper mug with ice. Add 2 oz. Irish Whiskey, 1 oz. fresh lime juice, and 3 oz. of ginger beer over the ice. Garnish with a lime wedge and a mint sprig.
Luck Of The Irish Cocktail
Add 3 oz. Irish Whiskey, 2 oz. peach Schnapps, 2 oz. pineapple juice, and a splash of blue curacao into a shaker. Shake well. Strain into a glass. Top with 2 oz. of lemon-lime soda or ginger ale. Garnish with maraschino cherries and a mint sprig.
Add 2 tablespoons lime juice, 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice, 1/4 cup simple syrup, 2 oz. Irish Whiskey, and a drop of green food coloring into a shaker. Pour over ice and garnish with a lime wedge.
Irish & Green Drinks At Fast Food Restaurants:
If you’d rather just pick up a green drink while you’re out, a few fast food restaurants offer green drinks this time of year. McDonald’s Shamrock Shake is the most popular followed by Arby’s Mint Chocolate Shake.
Dunkin’ is offering an Irish Cream Flavored Coffee, available iced or frozen, for Dunkin’ Rewards members via the app. Starbucks has an Irish Cream Cold Brew, which is basically a cold brew with Irish cream syrup.
Order St. Patrick’s Day Drinks Online:
If you don’t feel like cooking tonight, you can just order St. Patrick’s Day drinks online with the following delivery services:
Also, don’t forget about SipScout by The Crafty Cask. The subscription box’s theme for March is a tasting of Irish beers.
Which of these green and Irish drinks for St. Patrick’s Day is going to make your menu? Let us know in the comments.