A Cocktail Guide of St. Patrick’s Day

There is so much variance in what one considers a Saint Patrick’s Day drink. Some may conclude that if something’s green, it’ll work just fine. On the other hand, many only use authentic Irish whiskey or rum. Cocktail.com has compiled a few graciously provided recipes from a variety of knowledgeable establishments.

To start, we have a take on a classic Saint Patty’s day specialty, the Hot Toddy. It was created by Bushmills Irish Whiskey and uses Bushmills Red Bush Irish Whiskey along with the traditional Hot Toddy ingredients. Simmer all the ingredients together and strain into a mug. If you live up north and are still freezing, this one’s perfect for you. Snuggle up with this guy while having a chat with your living mates. Just remember to wear green for fear your comfort will swiftly come to an end.

Ahh, the Patricio. I love the colors and garnish on this one. Think of this drink as a more modern tropical take on St. Patrick’s drinks. Ireland is known for being rainy, so this would be the rainbow and sunshine at the end of the storm. If you’re more down south and want something cold and refreshing, this style of drink is your go-to. The creator, Sean Jiménez from Panela Cocina Social, uses citron and melon liquor, hence the tropical aspect. The green comes from the Genepy des Alpes used, which is a delicious herbal liquor, and in keeping with the spirit of luck, it’s garnished with a four-leaf clover.

Finally, here is the most mainstream of these, the Luck o’ the Irish made by Sommelier, Mr. Caleb Cox at Level 2 Steakhouse. From the name, you can tell it’s quite attached to the american interpretation of this holiday. It uses gold leaf, Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin, lavender, Crème de Violette and Prosecco. The real area this separate itself is with it’s flavor. It uses fairly nontraditional ingredients creating a unique profile. All in all, the taste is incredible, and the color screams St. Patrick’s day.

All of our St. Patrick’s Day drinks are available right here on Cocktail.com with full recipes. I recommend anyone try and make these drinks at home this holiday!


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