Green beer is not the only option on St. Patrick’s Day. Alternatives to this holiday’s staple include drinks made from everything from whiskey to crème de menthe, as well as drinking real authentic Irish brews like the ones listed below.
All liquor with no wash, this shot is certain to get you to the special place your going on St. Pat’s, on a smooth, minty path.
To make The Frogger for five people, you will need:
- 3 oz of crème de menthe
- 3 oz of Kaluha
- 4 oz of Irish creme
- A Shaker
- 5- 1.5 ounce shot glasses
In a shaker, combine ice, crème de menthe, Kaluha, and Irish creme. Shake well. Pour into shot glasses and serve.
Irish Whiskey Drinks
On St. Pat’s anything Irish goes – especially Irish whiskey. As a shot, it may be rough, but mixed in a drink with other liquor and flavors is a different story. Festive drinks of this type include the Dancing Leprechaun, and the Dublin Handshake.
The Dancing Leprechaun
- 1 1/2 oz Irish whiskey
- 3/4 oz Scotch Whisky
- 3/4 oz lemon juice
- Ginger ale
- Highball glass
In a shaker, combine ingredients with ice. Strain into a glass with ice cubes, and garnish with a twist of lemon.
- 1/2 oz Baileys Irish cream
- 1/2 oz Irish whiskey
- 3/4 oz Sloe gin
- Rocks glass
Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a rocks glass with ice.
Irish Car Bomb
A list of St. Patrick’s Day drinks would not be complete without the infamous Irish Car Bomb. The ingredients are simple and available in most taverns across the country. This bomb is tasty and lethal.
- 3/4 pint Guinness Stout
- 1/2 shot Irish creme
- 1/2 shot Jameson Irish whiskey
Add the Irish creme and Jameson to a shot glass, with the creme on the bottom. Pour the Guinness into a pint glass or beer mug 3/4 of the way full and let settle. Drop the shot glass into the Guinness and slam.
Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day!
For those starting the festivities early,
opt for a Bloody Irishman. For those wanting to wait until later and have something more elegant, we suggest the Black Velvet, which gives
Guinness a glamorous makeover.
- 8 oz beer (light beers work best)
- 4 oz tomato juice
- dash of Tabasco
- dash of Worcestshire
Combine all ingredients over ice and stir.
Tip: You can substitute 4 oz of your favorite Bloody Mary mix with the beer.
4 oz Guiness, chilled
4 oz Champagne, chilled
Combine and serve in a fluted glass.
On St. Patrick’s Day, as always, if you are drinking, please be responsible. Have a designated driver or cab drive you home.