With St. Patrick's Day around the corner we wanted to shared with our readers our collection of Irish themed drinks to celebrate this day. The holiday observes the patron and national apostle of Ireland, who is credited with bringing Christianity to the island; according to St. Patrick's Day.com, he described himself as the "most humble-minded man, pouring forth a continuous paean of thanks to his maker for having chosen him as the instrument whereby multitudes who had worshipped idols and unclean things had become the people of God.” Scroll down to read our diverse cocktail recipes that will help you get ready in the spirit for your lucky festivities this March 17th.

Irish Drinks Honey Julep and Honey Macbeth St. Patty’s drinks. Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey

Honey Julep

Ingredients:

Directions: Muddle 1 sprig of mint with lime juice in mixing glass.  Fill with crushed ice. Add 2 oz. of Jack Honey. Stir gently. Garnish with a fresh mint sprig.

Honey Macbeth

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 oz. Amaretto (Disaronno)
  • 1 oz.  Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey™
  • 1/2 oz. Blue Curacao
  • 1 oz. Sweet and Sour Mix
  • Slice Lemon
  • Garnish with lemon

Directions: Shake Disaronno, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey™, blue curacao and sweet & sour mix with ice in a cocktail shaker. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime slice. NOTE: The blue curacao and sweet & sour mix may create a slightly greenish color, add a drop of green food coloring to make it even greener.

Chucumber by Sushisamba

SUSHISAMBA_Chucumber CHUCUMBER: Lichiko shochu and St. Germain elderflower liqueur are shaken with fresh cucumber, simple syrup and fresh lime. Sushisamba

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Iichiko Mugi shochu
  • 2 slices of fresh cucumber
  • 0.5 oz. St. Germain elderflower liqueur
  • 0.5 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 0.5 oz. simple syrup

Directions: Dry muddle two slices of fresh cucumber. Combine all the other ingredients with the cucumber in a shaker can. Add and shake the entire mixture vigorously. Double strain the drink into glass. Garnish with cucumber slice.

The Green Shamrock By Stefano Galligioni

Ingredients:

Directions: In a glass or pitcher filled with ice, pour juice, midori and simple syrup. Mix well and pour into glasses until one third full and top with prosecco.

The Lucano Cup O’ Gold 

Lucano Cup 2 Lucano Cup O’ Gold Drink. Stefano Galligioni

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ oz. Amaro Lucano
  • 2 oz. Green apple juice
  • 2 oz. Ginger ale

Directions: A sweet blend of only Amaro Lucano, apple juice and ginger ale, this savory libation can be easily mixed together before your St. Patrick’s day party. Mix the drink directly in a glass and serve with a slice of cucumber, a slice of lemon and orange, a sprig of mint and ice.

The Lucky Negroni 

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ oz. Vermouth Royal Blanc
  • 1 ½ oz. G’Vine Gin
  • 1 oz. Suze

Directions: Light, refreshing and with only three ingredients, this golden cocktail is a must have for your Irish inspired weekend. Pour all ingredients into an ice filled old-fashioned glass and stir.

A Wee Little Pot O' Gold 

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Usquaebach Reserve
  • 4 oz. Club Soda
  • 2 dash orange bitters
  • Twist of lemon

Directions: No need to look at the end of a rainbow for this gem! Featuring Usquaebach whisky, this invigorating sipper can be easily mixed at your St. Paddy’s day party. Fill a highball glass with ice. Add bitters and scotch. Fill with cub soda. Add lemon twist as a garnish.

Araby  By Julia McElroy from Grand Isle restaurant

A St. Patrick’s day drink named for the short story by James Joyce.

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Jameson Black Barrel
  • 1 oz Freshly made Guinness-coffee-honey syrup

Directions: Pour over ice in a rocks glass and stir gently.Guiness-coffee-honey syrup – steep 2 heaping Tbsp. of fresh ground coffee in jar of one can of warm Guiness stout, straining out the grounds.  Add in honey to taste (mild sweetness) and chill.

Eveline By Julia McElroy from Grand Isle restaurant

Ingredients:

  • 2oz Jameson Caskmates
  • 1.5oz house-made blood orange-rosemary syrup
  • Pour over ice in a rocks glass and stir gently, garnish with slice of blood orange

Directions: Heat up 1 cup freshly squeezed blood orange juice and about 6 rosemary twigs over low heat for about 10 min. Strain and stir in 1 cup sugar until dissolved.

The Irish Mezcalini By Diego Sanchez & David Martinez from Cantina La 20

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz Mezcal
  • 0.5 oz Ancho Reyes
  • 0.25 oz Blue Curacao
  • 0.25 oz Agave Nectar
  • 0.05 oz Tamarin Puree
  • 3 slices of Cucumber
  • Worm salt, or sal de gusano

Directions: Add the Mezcal, Ancho Reyes, blue curacao, agave nectar, cucumber slices and tamarin puree into a boston glass. Add ice and shake for 10 seconds. In a rim a double rock glass with worm salt, add new ice to double rocks glass and strain over ice.

Midori Emerald Daiquiri

MIDORI collage Midori Emerald Daiquiri, Midori & Ale, Midori Green Eyed Ginger. Midori

Ingredients

  • 1 part Midori Melon Liqueur
  • 1 part Cruzan Aged Light Rum
  • Juice of 1 Lime
  • Melon Balls or Lime Wheels

Directions: Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass with an optional sugared rim. Garnish with a melon ball and/or lime wheel on the rim.

Midori & Ale

Ingredients:

  • 1 part Midori Melon Liqueur
  • 12 parts Light Beer

Directions: Combine ingredients in a tall glass and stir. Note: 1 12-ounce bottle = 12 parts

Midori Green Eyed Ginger

Ingredients:

  • 1 part Midori Melon Liqueur
  • 2 parts 2 Gingers Irish Whiskey
  • 2 parts Ginger Ale
  • Lemon Wheel
  • Lime Wheel

Directions: Build in order over ice in a tall glass. Garnish with a lemon & lime half moon wheel on the rim.