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Irish Cocktails for St. Patrick's Day: Traditional Irish Drinks

Updated on February 24, 2019
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A little Celebration

Every year on the 17th of March people celebrate St. Patrick's Day all over the world. St Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland. However the celebrations are not limited to the Irish. Indeed it's a day when everyone and anyone can be Irish for the day and join in the fun.

The emerald Isle recognizes this special day as a holy day. Colourful parades fill the streets throughout the land. Dublin, the capital city puts on a remarkable show. It's a delightful fun day for the family to enjoy.

Should the desire to visit Ireland and embrace the origins of this great day arise, you may sample some of the drinks listed: if not, at least you have the recipes and can create your own special celebration.

Sláinte (gaelic for cheers).

Bring on The Celebrations: It's St. Patrick's Day

Irish Cocktails for St Patrick's Day
Irish Cocktails for St Patrick's Day

The Irish Shamrock


  • 30 ml Jameson Irish whiskey
  • 20 ml dry vermouth
  • 10 ml green Chartreuse
  • 10 ml green crème de menthe
  • ice cubes
  • red cherry to decorate


Pour all the ingredients over the ice in a cocktail shaker; shake and strain into a martini glass. Decorate with a red cherry.

Bottom's up!

Fun St. Patrick's Day gloves will keep you warm and cosy and stylish while watching the famous parade.

Fun St. Patrick's Day Novelty Gloves

Irish Car Bomb


  • 3/4's of a pint of Guinness in a pint glass
  • 25 ml Jameson Irish whiskey
  • 25 ml Baileys Irish cream

Meth od:

Pour the Baileys Irish cream into a shot glass; slowly float the whiskey over the baileys. Drop the shot glass into the pint glass of Guinness. Drink straight away; this drink has a tendency to curdle (sometimes in your stomach ouch!)

Not for the faint hearted!

Irish Brandy Cream


  • 50 ml Hennessy brandy (Irish brand)
  • 25 ml Baileys Irish cream
  • crushed ice
  • grated nutmeg to serve


Put all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Shake well, strain into a brandy glass. Sprinkle with a little nutmeg. And start all over again.

Delightfully creamy!

Add a little glamour to your St. Patrick's day attire with this sleek green bob.

Irish Brogue


  • 50 ml Irish Mist liquor
  • 25 ml Tullamore Dew Irish whiskey
  • ice cubes


Serve both liquids over ice in a tumbler.


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Leprechaun Dancer


  • 50 ml Jameson Irish whiskey
  • 25 ml Drambuie
  • 25 ml lemon juice
  • ginger ale to top up
  • crushed ice
  • lemon twist to garnish


Put the ice into a highball glass. Pour over the whiskey, Drambuie and lemon juice. Top up with the ginger ale. Garnish with the lemon twist.

Brings out the dancer in you!

The Banshee


  • 25 ml white crème de cacao
  • 25 ml banana liquor
  • 25 ml single cream
  • ice cubes


Place all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Shake well, strain and serve in a cocktail glass.

Simply wicked!

An Irish Proverb

Irish Luck

Ample Food and Sturdy Drink,

A Clean Pillow for Your Head,

And may you be Forty Years,

in Heaven,

B'for The Devil Knows You're Dead,

Go Green

Add a little green food colouring to your favorite tipple. Opt for a green larger; a glass of green sparkly or a favorite cocktail.

Sip on a traditional Irish tipple:

  • Guinness stout
  • Murphy's stout
  • Beamish stout
  • Bulmer's cider
  • Smithwick's ale
  • Harp larger
  • Irish whiskey (Jameson's, Tullamore Dew, Power's, Bushmills to name a few)
  • Hennessy brandy
  • Irish cream liquor
  • Irish coffee
  • Mead (made from honey)
  • Poteen (made from potatoes)

Happy St Patrick's Day

It may or may not be St Patrick's Day when you make these cocktails; either way as the Irish say:

''Sláinte and may you live as long as you want and never want as long as you live.''

© 2011 Gabriel Wilson


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