We Have Selected 10 Cocktails To Try This St. Patrick’s Day

We Have Selected 10 Cocktails To Drink This St. Patrick’s Day

The city has been gearing up to celebrate SPD. Noticed the sea of green this week? The annual parade will be held Saturday, March 16 in observance of St. Patrick’s Day on March 17. We hear the best way to get into the spirit is to drink to the occasion. From sweet Irish coffees to festively flavorful drinks to raise your glass and say, “Sláinte!” So here are 10 St. Patrick’s Day inspired cocktails to try during your upcoming celebration.

Dead Rabbit’s Irish Coffee

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz Bushmills Original Irish Whiskey
  • ¾ oz Rich Demerara Syrup
  • 3 ¼ oz Sumatra Coffee

Method:

Pour all ingredients into a 6 oz Dead Rabbit Irish Coffee glass leaving a .5 inch room for cream. Top with freshly whipped heavy cream.

Paddy’s Julep

Ingredients:

  • 5oz Red Bush Irish Whiskey
  • .5oz Creme De Cacao
  • .5oz Simple Syrup
  • .75oz Lemon Juice
  • 2 Dash Angostura
  • Fresh Mint

Method:

Build ingredients and Churn over Crushed Ice. Serve with mint sprig and nutmeg.

Red Tommy’s Highball

Ingredients:

  • 5oz Red Bush Irish Whiskey
  • .25oz Triple Sec (optional)
  • .25oz Lime Juice
  • 2 Bar Spoons of Agave Nectar
  • La Croix Grapefruit Top

Method:

Combine all ingredients into Highball Glass. Top with Soda. Garnish with Grapefruit Slice

Laphroaig® End O’ The Rainbow

Ingredients:

  • ¾ oz. Laphroaig® Select
  • ¾ oz. ginger liqueur
  • ¾ oz. pineapple juice
  • ¾ oz. lemon juice
  • 3 dashes absinthe verte
  • Spring of mint (for garnish)

Method:

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a coupe glass and garnish with a mint sprig.

Mint Julep

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Hillrock Solera Bourbon
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • 3 – 4 fresh mint leaves

Method:

In a rocks glass, gently muddle the mint leaves to release their oils.  Fill the glass with crush ice and pour the bourbon and simple syrup over the ice, stir just long enough to blend ingredients and garnish with fresh mint.

Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon Ginger Buck

By Mackenzie Gleason 

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon
  • 1 oz. Lime Juice
  •  ½ oz. Fresh Ginger
  • ⅓ oz. Simple Syrup Sprig of Rosemary (for garnish)
  •  Candied Ginger (for garnish)

Method:

Add fresh ginger in a cocktail shaker and muddle until fine. Add all remaining ingredients and ice to the cocktail shaker. Shake and strain into a rocks glass filed with ice. Garnish with a rosemary sprig & a piece of candied ginger on the rim.

EFFEN Cucumber Irish Blessing

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ oz. EFFEN® Cucumber Vodka
  • ¾ oz. lime juice
  • ¾ oz. simple syrup
  • 1 dash of bitters
  • 6 mint leaves
  •  club soda

Method:

Muddle mint with lime juice and a few ice cubes, add to a cocktail shaker with remaining ingredients, except club soda and shake. Fine strain into a cocktail glass with ice and add club soda. Garnish with mint sprig.

Knob Creek® Luck of the Rye

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ oz. Knob Creek Rye Whiskey
  • ½ oz. cold smoked fresh lemon juice
  • ½ oz. cedar plank roasted rosemary simple syrup
  • 2 oz. Seltzer Water

Method:

Combine all ingredients in mixing glass. Stir and strain over ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with a smoked lemon wheel and rosemary sprig.

Hair Of The Tiger

Created by Nick Fogel, Beverage Director, The Late Late Bar & Spirit Grocer

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Proper  No. Twelve Irish Whiskey
  • .75 oz Pineapple
  • .5 oz Combier Apricot
  • .5 oz Ginger syrup
  • .5 oz Lime
  • Garnish: Cayenne

Method:

Combine all ingredients. Shake until chilled and double strain into a chilled coupe.

Crumlin Cobbler

Created by Nick Fogel, Beverage Director, The Late Late Bar & Spirit Grocer 

Ingredients:

  • 5 oz. Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey
  • .5 oz.  Aperol
  • .5 oz. Lemon
  • .25 oz.  Simple Syrup
  • 3 Bar Spoon Macerated Strawberries *
  • Garnish: Basil Sprig

Method:

In a shaker muddle Strawberries. Combine the remaining ingredients, shake and strain into a rocks glass.

*Macerated Strawberries Recipe

Ingredients: 

  • 1 pint strawberries 
  • 3 large basil leaves, Chiffonade 
  • 1 pint of sugar 

Directions: 

Cut Strawberries into small pieces. Combine with basil and sugar and mix vigorously, slightly bruising the strawberries. Cover and store for 12 hours.

Photos: Courtesy

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