Looking for some delicious Irish drinks to kick off your St. Patrick’s Day celebration? This Irish drinks roundup features easy to make cocktails that will be a hit with any St. Patrick’s Day party crowd.
These drinks are also great if you are just looking for a delicious drink to enjoy on your own.
Table of Contents
- Irish Cocktails
- Irish Whiskey Sweet Iced Tea
- Luck of the Irish Cocktail
- St. Patrick’s Day Emerald Surprise
- Irish Coffee With A Decorative Flair
- Minty Leprechaun Cocktail
- Grasshopper Cocktail
- Guinness Tomato Beer with Irish Whiskey
- The Snakebite
- Toasted Cream Irish Coffee Cocktail
- Baileys Chocolate Martini
- St. Patrick’s Day Punch
- Irish American Mom's Irish Coffee
- Irish Hot Whiskey
- Thank You To All Who Contributed Their Creative Irish Cocktails
When you think of St. Patrick’s Day, you probably picture a spread of green and some Irish whiskey, or an Irish cream liqueur.
While many of these drinks do include Irish whiskey and may be green in color, this collection of Irish drinks adds a few extra flavors and colors. This roundup showcases Irish American creativity at its very best.
From whiskey iced tea to flavored coffee and St. Patrick’s Day cocktails, these delicious Irish inspired drinks are sure to delight.
Irish Whiskey Sweet Iced Tea
Tasty and refreshing, this sweet tea is made with an Irish whiskey and served cold for a delicious Irish drink you are sure to love.
This drink recipe is incredibly easy. Use store bought iced tea and add a wedge of lemon and a shot of Irish whiskey.
Jameson, Powers, Paddy or Bushmills are all wonderful whiskey brands to use in your Irish cocktails.
Luck of the Irish Cocktail
With only a few ingredients needed, this Irish cocktail is easy to whip up and will be a tasty Irish drink for St. Patrick’s Day.
Made with Irish whiskey and sour apple soda, this tipple looks wonderful with a mint leaf garnish.
St. Patrick’s Day Emerald Surprise
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with this beautiful green Irish emerald surprise drink!
Remember how blue and yellow make green. This take on a Tequila Sunrise creates an emerald sunrise using a mixture of Blue Curaçao in place of the traditional grenadine and mixed with some orange juice.
A bright green drink is perfect for Saint Patrick's Day.
Irish Coffee With A Decorative Flair
Made with smooth Irish whiskey and a touch of sweetness from the cream, this delicious Irish coffee is going to delight your taste buds.
Now this Irish coffee is extra easy to make, since the topping is created with store bought whipped cream. You can even use a spray can of cream which is only allowed on Saint Patrick's Day in this neck of the Irish woods.
Whiskey is the alcohol of choice for Irish coffee.
Minty Leprechaun Cocktail
A delicious adult beverage that will make the perfect party drink, this minty leprechaun cocktail is sure to delight.
This sweet treat is so creamy and delicious and can even double up as dessert. Made with mint flavored Irish cream liqueur, whole milk and vanilla ice cream, this is decadence in a glass.
Bailey's Irish cream usually have a mint version available for the holidays and Saint Patrick's Day.
You can mix the ingredients together in a blender or a cocktail shaker.
Delicious, and easy, this minty chocolate and green cocktail drink is sure to delight and is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day.
What you need is creme de cacao, creme de menthe, half and half plus some mint sprigs.
It's even possible to make a dairy free option of this green grasshopper, by substituting the half and half with vodka.
A cute green cocktail glass makes this drink even more eye appealing.
Guinness Tomato Beer with Irish Whiskey
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day right with this delicious spiked Guinness tomato beer that’s made with Irish beer, Irish whiskey, and tomato juice.
It's a like a Bloody Mary, meets a Guinness with a whiskey twist.
Bushmills whiskey adds a lovely smoothness to this cocktail. You can garnishit with celetry sticks, cucumber or any other veggie stick typically used to add interest to a Bloody Mary.
Guinness and pear flavors come together to create this delicious cider drink just in time to celebrate your favorite Irish holiday.
If you can't find pear cider, then give some Irish cider a try. You'll be adding a taste of Ireland to this delicious concoction.
I recommend Bulmer's Cider or Magner's Cider. Both are delicious.
Toasted Cream Irish Coffee Cocktail
This delicious Irish coffee cocktail is topped with a toasted cream that brings the drink together to create a fun Irish drink.
The best Irish whiskeys are smooth and ever so slightly sweet. Extra dimesion is added to the flavor palate with hints of toasted grain, honey, and vanilla. Jameson whiskey is perfect for this Irish beverage.
Baileys Chocolate Martini
This chocolate martini is sure to delight! This easy to make Baileys Irish martini is a great way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
Martinis may not have originated in the Emerald Isle, but it's easy to add an Irish twist to this American favorite. What you will need is:
- Baileys Irish Cream
- Chocolate liqueur
And then you have to decide to shake or stir.
St. Patrick’s Day Punch
If you are looking for a party drink to serve that is also kid friendly, this St. Patrick’s Day punch is delicious and easy to make.
This non-alcoholic sweet treat is perfect for young and old alike, especially those who wish to avoid alcohol when celebrating all things Irish.
Add some fresh lemon juice and garnish with lime wedges or circles for a little extra green flair.
Irish American Mom's Irish Coffee
Have you ever wondered why Ireland is associated with Irish Coffee and not Irish Tea?
Learn all about the history and origins of this famous drink, and learn how to make a traditional Irish coffee to resemble a pint of porter. Remember Guinness is Ireland's most famous porter or stout.
But if, like me, your family comes from County Cork, then Murphy's comes to mind for stout.
Irish Hot Whiskey
Known as a hot toddy, this delicious mixture of Irish whiskey, brown sugar, lemons, cloves, and hot water is lovingly called, The Irish Flu Shot.
Learn how to make a perfect Irish hot whiskey with tips for protecting your glass when using boiling water.
Scalteen is an Irish whiskey milk punch, that has been made in Ireland for centuries.
You can learn how to make this simple whiskey milk drink plus investigate the history and origins of this old cure for all that ails you.
Thank You To All Who Contributed Their Creative Irish Cocktails
Thanks for checking out this selection of Irish drinks and cocktails.
A big thank you to all the recipe developers and bloggers who graciously shared their work with us today. I truly appreciate your generosity in granting permission to allow me feature your images and recipes here today.
I hope everyone has a lovely Saint Patrick's Day, and remember to celebrate safely. Don't drink and drive, and always remember our Irish ancestors' warnings about the Demon Drink.
And as you raise your glass don't forget to use the traditional Irish toast, "Sláinte." (Pronunciation is slaw-in-cha, which means "to your health.")
Happy Saint Patrick's Day to all!
Slán agus beannacht,
(Goodbye and blessings)
Mairéad -Irish American Mom
Pronunciation - slawn ah-gus ban-ock-th
Mairéad - rhymes with parade
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