St. Patrick’s Day Cocktails

By Fabiana Santana

 St_Pats_Drinks_0083St. Patrick’s Day might as well be crowned the official holiday of New York City. Aside from New Year’s Eve, there is not another day that the masses take to the streets like they do to celebrate St. Pat.  Area bars are in crowded for a full 24 hours and with drinks like this, how could they not be?  We’ve collected some of the most festive St. Patrick’s Day drink recipes from parade central. Whether you’re celebrating at home, or heading out, get ready to party with these St. Patrick’s Day cocktails.

 make this Lucky Charm, add Cointreau, Blue Curacao, orange juice and ice to a cocktail shaker, shake well and serve in a glass rimmed with rainbow sprinkles. Sláinte!

 

 

download-1The new 43 Mini Beer follows suit and adds a “little” fun to the mix. This tasty shot looks just like a miniature beer and is great for pre-gaming get-togethers.  Create Mini Beers at home with Licor 43 or order at your local bar for a traditional Irish cheers, “Sláinte agus táinte,” meaning “To health and wealth!”

 Made with Licor 43, a delicious golden liqueur comprised of 43 secret ingredients, and a dash of cream to add the beer’s foam head, it’s the perfect shot for your Irish shindig.  You can even dye the cream green to add some luck o’ the Emerald Isle!

 

St_Pats_Drinks_0160Make a lucky green sangria for wine lovers!

Finally a party drink for wine lovers who want to get their green on!

To make Green Sangria, start with a bottle of Pinot Grigio and a large crystal-cut pitcher. Mix in 1 oz of Midori melon liqueur. Add slices of cored green apple, lime and English cucumber to taste and a generous handful of mint leaves. Refrigerate for at least two hours then add club soda and serve. Guaranteed to please a crowd!

 

 

 

 

download SVEDKA’s Four-Leaf Gimlet
Ingredients: 1 1/2 parts SVEDKA Strawberry Lemonade, 1/2 part fresh lemon juice, 1/2 part simple syrup, 1 quarter-sized sliced and peeled ginger, 2 basil leaves, 1 basil sprig
Instructions: Muddle ginger and basil together and combine all remaining ingredients in a shaker. Add ice and shake. Strain over fresh ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with a lemon wedge and basil sprig.


 

St_Pats_Drinks_0093Wrestle with a Dirty Leprechaun
If you enjoy the intense licorice flavor of Jagermeister, you’ll love this classic St. Patrick’s Day shooter! Dirty Leprechauns are made with Midori, Irish cream liqueur and Jager. Pour each layer very slowly over the back of a spoon to prevent them from mixing – and your cocktail shot will look as if a leprechaun with muddy feet ran across the top of it! For an extra-dirty look, mix the layers together.





download-1Irish Cereal Milk

Venue: Lexington Brass
Address: 517 Lexington Avenue
Phone: 212.392.5976
Price: $14
Ingredients: 2oz Jameson, 1Ž2 oz Simple Syrup, 2 oz. Cinnamon Toast Crunch Milk
Instructions: Make Cinnamon Toast Crunch Milk (soaking the cereal in milk for 30 min. and then straining out the cereal). Fill Rocks glass with ice, pour Jameson and simple syrup in. Fill glass with Cinnamon Toast Crunch Milk. Garnish with Cinnamon Toast Crunch Pieces (fresh crunchy ones, not soggy).

download-2Gaelic Gold Rush
Venue: Forty Four at Royalton
Address: 44 W 44th St New York, NY
Phone: (212) 944-8844
Price: $16
Ingredients: 1.5 oz redbreast 12 Irish whiskey, 1/2 oz honey, 1/2 oz spiced simple, 3/4 oz lemon juice
Instructions: Served up in a sour glass. Shaken with or without egg white

 

ST_PATS_CONTENT_137Show your Irish pride!
Hold your Irish Flag high and show the other partygoers you’re proud to be Irish; then toss it back and ask for another! This patriotic Irish Flag layered shot starts with 1 part creme de menthe topped with 1 part Baileys Irish Cream (we subbed Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur for whiter color and more yum) and 1 part Grand Marnier. Pour each layer very slowly over the back of a spoon to keep the layers from mixing.

 

 

download-3Irish “Fig”
Venue: LULU’s
Address: 225 River Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: 201.253.2520
Price: $16
Ingredients: 2 oz fig-infused Jameson, 1 oz white peach puree, ginger beer
Mix ingredients together, shake and pour into a glass. Top with ginger beer and garnish with a peach.

 

download-4Caramel Clover
Venue: LULU’s
Address: 225 River Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: 201.253.2520
Price: $16
Ingredients: 2 oz Jameson 12yr, 1 1/2 oz Baileys Caramel, 1/4 oz Vanilla Syrup, 2 oz Espresso
Instructions: Mix ingredients together, shake and pour into a glass. Top with whipped cream and drizzled caramel, dust with cinnamon and garnish with a cinnamon stick.