St.Patrick’s Day is the only day of the year when you can be as Irish as you want, regardless of your heritage. March 18th is the perfect day to try something new so here are ten cocktails to make your Irish eyes smile.
iCohol Presents..The Top 10 Drinks for St. Patricks Day!
1) Irish Car Bomb – A classic for a reason.
Ingredients: ½ pint Guinness Stout
½ oz. Irish Cream
½ oz. Irish whiskey
Instructions: Fill the beer glass with the Guinness. Fill a shot glass with the Irish whiskey and Irish Cream. Drop the shot glass into the stout and enjoy the coffee flavoured surprise.
2) Irish Highball – A taste of Ireland.
Ingredients: 2 oz Irish Whiskey (preferably Jamesons)
4 oz Canada Dry Ginger Ale
Instructions: Simply pour the whiskey over ice and fill the glass with Ginger Ale.
Ingredients: 1 ½ oz of Irish Whiskey
1 tsp of green crème de menthe
½ oz of dry vermouth
Instructions: Stir all the ingredients with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Serve with the olive.
4) Irish Old Fashioned – A sweet treat
Ingredients: 1 teaspoon of sugar
1.5 oz of Irish whiskey
1 lemon peel twist
1 Maraschino Cherry
1 slice of orange
Instructions: Pour of the ingredients, minus the fruit, into a highball glass. Stir the liquids together. Garnish with the fruit and serve cold.
5) Irish Shillelagh – A fruity twist
Ingredients: 1.5 oz of Irish whiskey
Half ounce of gin
1 teaspoon of sugar syrup
1 teaspoon of lemon juice
1 teaspoon of Peach Shnapps
1 teaspoon of White Rum
Instructions: Pour all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker as well as some chipped ice. Shake. Pour the drink into an old fashioned glass without straining it.
6) Irish Rose – A light cocktail
Ingredients: 1 ounce of lime juice
1 ounce of Irish whiskey
6 ounces of Ginger Ale
1 ounce of pomegranate syrup
Instructions: Mix the ingredients together and serve over ice.
7) Hot Irish Whiskey – Perfect for a cold night
Ingredients: 1 ounce Jameson Whiskey
2 cups boiled water
¼ slice of Lemon
2 teaspoons sugar
Instructions: Pour whiskey into glass. Add sugar and fill glass with boiling water and stir. Place 4/5 cloves into the lemon slice and add it to the drink. Serve hot.
8) Irish Coffee – What a way to wake up in the morning
Ingredients: 1 ounce Irish Whiskey
3 ounces hot coffee
Sugar (to taste)
Instructions: Pour coffee into a warmed mug. Add desired amount of sugar. Stir until sugar dissolves. Add whiskey and top with whipped cream.
9) Fuzzy Irishman – Unforgettably sweet
Ingredients: 1 ounce Butterscotch Shnapps
1 ounce Irish Cream
1 ounce Raspberry Liqueur
Instructions: Mix all with crushed ice in a glass. Add mint leaves to taste.
10) Irish Hammer – Refreshing
Ingredients: 1 ounce Irish Cream
1 ounce Jack Daniels
1 ounce Irish Mist
Instructions: Mix with crushed ice in a glass and add mint leaves to taste.
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