St. Patrick’s Day Cocktail Recipes


St. Patrick’s Day Cocktail Recipes

Congrats! You made it a full year – in a global pandemic. That’s a lot to process. We’ll give you a second. 

Ok, 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 six St. Patrick’s Day drink recipes that will have you kicking up your heels. 

Bukaroo Moscow Mule 

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.

Irish Cactus 

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!

Pot of Gold 

Come for the clever name, stay for the delicate, refreshing flavors of this fun St. Patrick’s Day 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!

Irish Hammer 

Want a St. Patrick’s Day inspired drink that’s on the sweeter side? Time to bust out the Baileys! This is St. Patrick’s 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!

Chocolate Leprechaun 

This light St. Patrick’s themed drink is a fun take on a childhood-inspired classic. Note that you can substitute milk for oatmilk 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)!

Green Beer

Ok, we had to. No list of St. Patrick’s Day cocktail recipes 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 the 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 green 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! 

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