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14 St. Patrick’s Day Cocktail Recipes

St. Patrick’s Day Cocktail Recipes

Ready to celebrate with a St. Patrick’s Day cocktail? Us, too. We know, we know. St. Patrick’s day is about more than just drinking. It’s about green beer! Just kidding. There are so many St. Paddy’s Day cocktails out there. With any luck, you’ll get to try them all (just maybe not all in the same night!). Because we could all use a little luck o’ the Irish right now, here are 15 St. Patrick’s Day drink recipes that will have you kicking up your heels.



The Irish Mule is another classic drink, a refreshing twist on the Moscow Mule, made with Irish whiskey instead of vodka. It's easy to make and even easier to enjoy - add some ice, lime juice, ginger beer and your favorite Irish whiskey, and you've got yourself a delicious treat.

How's what you need to make the perfect Irish Mule to celebrate the Irish flag!

Ingredients you’ll need:

  • 2 ounces Irish whiskey
  • 6 ounces ginger beer
  • Half-lime juice
  • Lime wedge for garnish
  • Mint sprig for garnish

How to make it:

  1. Pour 2 ounces of Irish whiskey into a copper mug or rocks glass
  2. Squeeze in the juice of half a lime (about 1 ounce)
  3. Add 5-6 ounces of ginger beer
  4. Stir and add ice cubes
  5. Garnish with a lime wedge and mint sprigs


This variation of a Moscow Mule features whiskey as its star ingredient. Switch out Bulleit for the Irish Whiskey of your choice to make it more traditional. It’s definitely one of the best St. Patty’s Day cocktails this side of the Atlantic.

Ingredients you’ll need:

  • 2 oz. Bulleit Bourbon or the Irish Whiskey of your choice 
  • 1 oz. Orange and our Moscow Mule Ginger Syrup (You can also make your own by combining
  • 10 oz. simple syrup with 3 oz. freshly squeezed orange juice and 2.5 oz. puréed Ginger)
  • 1 Dash Absinthe
  • Soda Water

How to make it:

  1. Build the first 3 ingredients in a Moscow Copper Co. copper mug over ice and churn to mix.
  2. Top with the soda water to 3/4 level.
  3. Add more ice and fill rest of way leaving about a fingers wash line.
  4. Garnish with fresh mint sprig and an orange twist, placed on top of the ice.


Did someone say easy St. Patrick’s Day cocktail? This two-ingredient drink is a mash-up of cultures and a fine substitute until it’s safe to travel again! 

Ingredients you’ll need:

  • 2 ounces Irish cream liqueur
  • 1 ounce tequila

How to make it:

  1. Collect ingredients.
  2. Fill an old-fashioned-style glass with one large ice cube. 
  3. Pour your Irish cream, followed by tequila.
  4. Stir or shake well in a cocktail shaker.
  5. Serve and enjoy!


Come for the clever name, stay for the delicate, refreshing flavors of this fun cocktail. Ingredients you’ll need:

  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1/2 ounce elderflower liqueur (or syrup)
  • 4 slices cucumber (1-inch thick)
  • 8 leaves fresh mint
  • 1 ounce ginger beer
  • Garnish: fresh mint

How to make it:

  1. Collect ingredients.
  2. Muddle cucumber and mint in a cocktail shaker. 
  3. Pour the vodka and elderflower liqueur.  
  4. Garnish with a cucumber round and extra mint. 
  5. Serve and enjoy!


Want a St. Patrick’s Day-inspired drink that’s on the sweeter side? Time to bust out the Baileys! This themed drink is perfect as an after-dinner beverage. If you like the taste of coffee cake, you’ll love this simple sipper.

Ingredients you’ll need:  

  • 1 part Jack Daniels
  • 1 part Irish Mist
  • 1 part Irish cream (Preferably Baileys) 

How to make it:

  1. Collect ingredients.
  2. Grab the cocktail shaker from your Moscow Mule Copper gift box.
  3. Mix your liquors and give it a good shake.  
  4. Strain into several shot glasses. 
  5. Serve and enjoy!


This light St. Patrick’s themed drink is a fun take on a childhood-inspired classic. Note that you can substitute milk for oat milk if dairy is an issue!

Ingredients you’ll need:  

  • 1 ounce Irish cream
  • 7 ounces milk
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup

How to make it:

  1. Collect ingredients.
  2. Pour into a Collins glass. 
  3. Give it all a stir. 
  4. Serve and enjoy (to the adults only)!


Ok, we had to. No list of St. Patrick’s Day cocktails would be complete without the drink and color of the hour.

This green beer recipe is the St. Patty’s drink for those who aren’t looking for anything complex but still want to get a little festive. Aren’t into food coloring? Just go with a plain Guinness!

Ingredients you’ll need:  

  • 1 light beer (glass or bottled) 
  • Green food coloring

How to make it:

  1. Pour beer into your Moscow Mule Copper party mug.
  2. Add at least two drops of food coloring.
  3. Lightly mix without stirring out too many bubbles.
  4. Enjoy!

St. Patty’s Day cocktails don’t have to be difficult. With just a few ingredients, you can have yourself a fun St. Patrick’s Day drink that will take your mind off all the craziness of the past year. And if you need more than one St. Patrick’s cocktail to do that, we certainly wouldn’t judge you!


The Irish Margarita is another refreshing cocktail to try, and it's a green drink! This unique twist on a traditional margarita combines tequila, Irish whiskey, and mint to create a flavorful and festive drink.

Of course, to add fun to the preparation and party, add some green food coloring. It's the perfect balance of refreshing and fun for your holiday celebration.

Ingredients you’ll need:

  • 2 ounces of Irish whiskey (We recommend Jameson Whiskey)
  • 1 ounce Tequila
  • Simple syrup
  • 1 ounce of Lime juice
  • Salt
  • Lime
  • Mint
  • A cocktail shaker

How to make it:

  1. Rim a glass with salt
  2. In a large cocktail shaker, add the Irish whiskey, the Tequila, the simple syrup, and the lime juice.
  3. Add a splash of food coloring and ice to the shaker.
  4. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
  5. Strain into the prepared glass and garnish with a lime wedge and mint. Have fun!


If you're looking for a way to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day with a bit of humor and a whole lot of flavor, then the Shamrockarita is the perfect drink!

This delicious concoction is made with tequila, Triple Sec, lemon juice, and sour apple liqueur.

Plus, it looks as good as it tastes. Here’s how to make the perfect drink.

Ingredients you’ll need:

  • 1½ oz. Tequila
  • ½ oz Triple Sec
  • ½ oz. Lime or lemon juice
  • Sparkling sugar or flaky sea salt
  • 1 oz. sour apple liqueur schnapps
  • 1 Granny Smith apple

How to make it:

  1. Start by cutting the apple into thin slices and mixing them with the lemon juice. Set the mix aside.
  2. Combine more lime juice, Tequila, Triple Sec, and schnapps in a shaker.
  3. Add ice to the shaker and shake for about 30 seconds.
  4. Rub a lime wedge around the rim of your glass and dip it in sparkling sugar or flaky sea salt for a sweet and salty combination.
  5. Place the apple slices in the glass and pour the contents from the shaker over them.
  6. Garnish with an extra lime wedge if desired, and enjoy!


    If you can't live without coffee, then you can't miss Irish coffee for the ideal Irish whiskey cocktail!

    This drink combines the rich flavor of freshly brewed coffee with a generous dose of whiskey and a dollop of cream that you can enjoy anytime at a Saint Patrick's day party.

    Ingredients you’ll need:

    • Irish Whiskey
    • Brown sugar
    • 1 cup of freshly brewed coffee
    • Whipped cream

    How to make it:

    1. Make a fresh cup of coffee
    2. Add 1 ½ ounces of whiskey and one teaspoon of brown sugar into a mug or heatproof glass.
    3. Pour the hot coffee over the whiskey and sugar, stirring to dissolve the sugar.
    4. Top with a generous dollop of fresh whipped cream, lightly stirring it in if desired.
    5. Garnish with a sprinkle of nutmeg or cinnamon and enjoy!


    Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day with one of the classic Patrick's day cocktails - the Black Velvet! This creamy, bubbly blend of stout beer and champagne is sure to bring the luck of the Irish to your festivities.

    Its velvety smooth texture and unique flavor is perfect for any holiday spirit special occasion, especially in honor of the luckiest holiday in Ireland. Plus, it's very easy to make!

    Ingredients you’ll need:

    • 3 ounces Guinness Stout Beer
    • 3 ounces Champagne or Sparkling Wine

    How to make it:

    1. Pour the Champagne into a wine flute, filling the glass about halfway. Pour Guinness for the remaining half.
    2. To enjoy the Black Velvet fully, the key is to get equal amount of each drinks.


    For those looking to kick their Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations nicely, the McGlashan is the perfect choice!

    This cocktail packs a punch with its combination of Brandy, sweet Vermouth, and Angostura Bitters.

    Whether your favorite green beer simply doesn't make the cut or you're on the lookout for something stronger, McGlashan will do the trick.

    Ingredients you’ll need:

    • 1 1/2 Irish Whiskey
    • 3/4 ounce Oloroso sherry
    • 3/4 ounce lemon juice
    • 1 teaspoon orange-ginger marmalade
    • 3 dashes Bitters
    • Freshly grated nutmeg for garnish

    How to make it:

    1. Add the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes - the Irish whiskey, Oloroso sherry, lemon juice, and marmalade.
    2. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds.
    3. Pour into a chilled martini glass.
    4. Add a few drops of Angostura bitters on top of the drink.
    5. Garnish with a lime wedge, and enjoy!


    On this special day, it's time to get your Irish on! And what better way to do that than with the classic Nutty Irishman cocktail?

    This creamy, nutty concoction is the perfect after-dinner drink for any St. Paddy's Day celebration. With just a few ingredients, it's easy to make, magically delicious, and sure to be a hit with your friends and family.

    Ingredients you’ll need for the Irish whipped cream:

    • 1 cup of whipped cream
    • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
    • 1/4 cup of Baileys

    Ingredients you’ll need for the cocktail:  

    • 1 1/2 oz. Irish cream
    • 1 1/2 oz. hazelnut liqueur
    • 1/2 tbsp. crushed hazelnuts

    How to make it:

    1. Pour 1 ounce of Bailey's liqueur and 1 ounce of hazelnut liqueur into a cocktail shaker.
    2. Shake well and pour in an old-fashioned glass filled with ice.
    3. Prepare the cream, whisking cream and sugar, and then add the Baileys.
    4. Garnish the drink with the whipped cream and the crushed hazelnuts
    5. Serve and enjoy!


      Raise your glass for the Irish Buck - the perfect Saint Patrick's Day cocktail!

      This classic Irish whiskey-based drink is easy to make and packs a punch of flavor. You can whip up this delicious cocktail with just three simple ingredients - Irish whiskey, lime juice, and ginger ale - in no time.

      Plus, it's sure to put a smile on your face with its slightly sweet and tart taste.

      Ingredients you’ll need:

      • 2 ounces Irish whiskey
      • 4 ounces ginger ale (or ginger beer)
      • Splash of fresh lime juice
      • Lime wedge for garnish

      How to make it:

      1. Gather the ingredients and fill a highball glass with ice
      2. Pour 2 ounces of whiskey into the glass
      3. Add ¼ ounce of freshly squeezed lime juice
      4. Top off with 2 ounces of chilled ginger ale
      5. Garnish with a lime wheel
      6. Enjoy!
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