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7 Irish Drinks for St. Patrick's Day


St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday that includes many things. However, no matter what you do, you shouldn’t forget the drinks. The Irish people have given us probably the best drinks in the world and if you have ever been in a St. Patrick’s Day party, you know that nothing gets everyone going like a shot of whiskey. However, instead of serving the usual we have prepared a few cocktail ideas that we think will really get the party going this St. Patrick’s Day.

Irish Coffee

Irish coffee is a great way to start your St. Patrick's Day celebrations!
Irish coffee is a great way to start your St. Patrick's Day celebrations! Source: Eat Well 101

The Irish have a way of doing things differently and this Irish coffee is the perfect example of this. Coffee and whiskey have never tasted this good. All you need to make this cocktail is a shot of whiskey and some authentic coffee. You can add a few twists if you want but make sure the coffee and the whiskey are the main ingredients.

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Mudslide Hot Chocolate

Want to make your hot chocolate more fun? Add Baileys!
Want to make your hot chocolate more fun? Add Baileys! Source: Delish

We all love hot chocolate on a cold windy night but this Mudslide Hot Chocolate is not exactly what you are used to. The cocktail is actually a mixture of many ingredients. However, all you need to do is put together some:

  • Milk
  • Cocoa powder
  • Chocolate chips
  • Baileys
  • Vodka

In case you are in the mood for something a little bit out of the box, you can top off the entire mixture with whipped cream. Get the full recipe here.

All Irish Black and Tan

The All-Irish Black and Tan is made with Guinness and Smithwick's.
The All-Irish Black and Tan is made with Guinness and Smithwick's. Source: Delish

http://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a4641/all-irish-black-tan-cocktails/

The All Irish Black and Tan is a mellow beer-based cocktail that serves the best of Irish beer with an added twist. The drink is a combination of two of the best Irish drinks. Its starts off with the Smithwick’s Irish Red Ale topped with a layer of Guinness Draught on top. The drink is quite impressive. The light brown ale is slowly replaced by the dark Guinness at the top. Serve it chilled and your guests will love it.

Baileys Espresso Martini

The Baileys Espresso Martini is a classy drink for St. Patrick's Day.
The Baileys Espresso Martini is a classy drink for St. Patrick's Day. Source: Tesco

In case you are looking for the ultimate combination of sweet and creamy, the Baileys Espresso Martini is the best choice for you. It’s a richly brewed espresso mixed up carefully with a shot of vodka. Coffee lovers will go to the moon and back just to have a taste of this cocktail. It’s just that good!

Red Zinger

The Red Zinger really packs a punch.
The Red Zinger really packs a punch. Source: Delish

The Red Zinger is the perfect combination of spicy ginger ale and smooth Irish whiskey. The drink is designed to spice up the party and crank things up a notch. You shouldn’t serve it early in the night though. Although the cocktail can easily be mistaken for an everyday drink, it really packs a punch.

Shamrock Sour

Can't have a drink list for St. Patrick's Day without a green drink, right?
Can't have a drink list for St. Patrick's Day without a green drink, right? Source: Pizzazzerie

There can never be a real St. Patrick’s Day party without some shamrocks somewhere. This Shamrock Sour is literally the luck of the Irish.

To prepare it you will need:

  • Lime juice
  • Lemon juice
  • Lime wedges for garnishing
  • Smooth Irish whiskey

Combine all the ingredients and shake well. Serve it with ice cubes and everyone will love it. The Shamrock Sour is actually one of the simplest cocktails you can make on St. Patrick’s Day. Get the full recipe here.

Irish Mint Mojito

If you want a refreshing cocktail, try the Irish Mint Mojito.
If you want a refreshing cocktail, try the Irish Mint Mojito. Source: Lemons for Lulu

The Irish Mint Mojito is one of the most refreshing cocktails. It’s a delight that’s uniquely created in line with the magic of St. Patrick’s Day.

To make the Irish Mint Mojito, you will need:

  • Mint leaves
  • Ice
  • Tonic water
  • Ginger ale
  • Sugar
  • Lime wedges
  • Smooth Irish whiskey

Mix everything up and serve the cocktail cold.

Drinks during St. Patrick’s Day celebrations come in all shapes and sizes. However, even as you get the drinks menu ready, pay attention to cocktails with a theme. The simple list above will give you great options in this regard.

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Which of these drinks will you be serving at your St. Patrick’s Day party? Let us know in the comments below!

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