Skip The Guinness. Make These St. Patty's Day Cocktails Instead

Ahh St. Patrick's Day.

The drunkest day of them all. The day when you can make out with a cardboard leprechaun and nobody would think twice. Oh wait, I've actually done that. But if you're feeling festive and want to enjoy just one cocktail this holiday (and therefore your chances of not making out with a leprechaun substantially decrease), I'd suggest making one of these:


Good Luck Charm

  • Gin
  • Midori (melon liqueur)
  • Lime juice
  • Fresh mint
  • Mint and grapefruit bitters

Serve over crushed ice.


Grasshopper

Equal parts of the following:

  • Creme de Menthe
  • White Creme de Cacao
  • Cream  

Shake with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.


Photo and Recipe courtesy of Mix That Drink

Photo and Recipe courtesy of Mix That Drink

Shamrock Juice Cocktail

  • 1/2 ounces gin
  • 1/2 ounces white tequila
  • 1/2 ounces light rum
  • 1/2 ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce Blue Curacao
  • 4 ounces fresh squeezed orange juice

Fill a hurricane or parfait glass with ice. Pour in the liquors and top off with the orange juice. Garnish with an orange wheel and cherries.


MERCADITO

  • Don Julio Silver Tequila
  • Muddled with Cucumber, Cilantro, and Jalapeno
  • Fresh Lime Juice
  • Agave Nectar

Salt the rim and add lime for garnish.


Photo credit: Shedrick Pelt

Photo credit: Shedrick Pelt

Avocado daisy

  • 1.5 oz Del Maguey Vida
  • 1 oz Avocado business*
  • .75 oz Lime juice
  • 2 cuke dials
  • Pinch of Smoked Alder Salt
  • 2 Dashes Hella Smoked Chili bitters

Muddle cucumbers. Add all other ingredients and shake with ice. Strain to a double old fashioned glass and run with smoked alder salt. Garnish with a cucumber ribbon. 

*equal parts avocado, water & sugar


Need something sweet to go with your cocktails? Try these super easy Thin Mint Ice Cream Cups! 

ERIN GO BRAGH!