St. Patrick’s Day Cocktails

St. Patrick’s Day is upon us, and soon the streets will run green with beer and the hordes of people drinking it. But there is a better way. Namely, to drink better drinks, like these St. Patrick’s Day cocktails sporting Irish whiskeys, Irish creams and absolutely zero green beer.

So see below for mixing up these St. Patrick’s Day drinks, whether you’re hosting a party or just barring yourself inside and calmly riding out the storm.

Luck o' The Irish cocktail


2 oz Redbreast
1 oz Guinness
.75 oz simple syrup
.75 oz lemon juice
.5 oz apple juice

Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a cocktail glass.


luck of laphroaig drink

by Tyson Buhler (NYC)

1.5 oz Laphroaig Select
.25 oz sarsaparilla syrup
2 dashes Angostura Bitters

Combine ingredients in a rocks glass with ice, and stir. Garnish with an orange twist.


The Smoky Aye cocktail

by Kate Bolton

.75 oz Baileys Original Irish Cream
.75 oz Irish whiskey
.25 oz Campari
1.75 oz fresh brewed coffee
1.5 oz zested orange crème*

To prepare *zested orange crème, combine 1 oz heavy cream, .5 oz simple syrup and 2 large orange zests in a chilled cocktail shaker. Shake well into whipped cream consistency. Set aside. Add Irish whiskey, Campari and coffee into a footed coffee mug and stir. Pour in Baileys Original Irish Cream. Top with that zested orange crème, and garnish with grated orange zest.


The Dude's Breakfast cocktail

by Michael Lay

1 oz Baileys Original Irish Cream
1 oz Cîroc Vodka
3 oz Cold Brew Coffee
1 dash Angostura Bitters

Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well, then strain contents into a double rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with fresh grated nutmeg.


paddy in chicago waldorf astoria cocktail

by the Waldorf Astoria Chicago

1.5 oz Michael Collins Irish Whiskey
1 oz Koval Bourbon
.25 oz demerara syrup
4 dashes Regan’s Orange Bitters
2 dashes Chocolate Bitters

Build in a mixing glass. Add ice and stir for 30 seconds. Pour into a rocks glass with big one large ice cube and garnish with an orange swath.

Written by Kevin Gray

1 Comment

  1. Cigar Inspector · March 20, 2016

    Gave The Smokey Aye a try and loved it! Thanks for sharing these!

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