Congratulations, lads and lassies! You’ve just found the gold at the end of the rainbow. These St. Patrick’s Day cocktail recipes are sure to bring a little luck o’ the Irish to your party. The best ingredients can be found at your local Spec’s, Oh Danny boy. So be sure to stock up before you mix them, stir them, shake them and serve them to your St. Patrick’s Day guests.
A refreshing, and much lighter alternative to the usual St. Patrick’s Day beverages, this gin and herbal cocktail is spring green in color and carries a cilantro kick.
¼ cup Seersucker gin
¼ cup dry vermouth, preferably Noilly Prat
½ tablespoon green Chartreuse
5 cilantro leaves
3 tablespoons apple juice
1 tablespoon celery juice
Dash of lime juice
Nasturtium flowers for garnish
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the gin and cilantro and shake. Add the vermouth, Chartreuse, apple juice, celery juice and lime juice and shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with nasturtium flowers.
Emerald Isle Martini
A unique take on an old classic. Made with green chartreuse and citrus vodka, this is a real St. Paddie’s Day delight.
2 ounces UV Citrus Vodka
½ ounce green Chartreuse
Lemon twist for garnish
Fill ⅔ of a pint glass with ice. Add the vodka and Chartreuse. Stir briskly for 30 seconds to chill. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with the twist.
Bold, minty and with a hint of cream in the texture. This festive recipe will brighten your St. Patrick’s day faster than you can shake a shillelagh.
1 ½ ounces Redbreast Irish whiskey
1 tablespoon Baileys Irish cream
1 tablespoon crème de menthe
Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice, serve in a chilled glass.
The Ugly Leprechaun
Ugly is a bit harsh. We’d say this drinks got ‘character’. The texture of floating kiwi seeds and fruit pulp, give this leprechaun a unique look and tangy zip. A delightful deviation from the ordinary St.Patrick’s Day beverage.
1 ½ oz Grey Goose vodka
½ oz Jameson Irish whiskey
½ oz Midori melon liqueur
½ oz simple syrup
2 oz kiwi puree
Pulp of 1 lime wedge
1 lime or kiwi wheel for garnish
Combine ingredients with ice in a martini shaker. Shake then strain into chilled martini glass. Garnish with a lime or kiwi wheel. Serve and enjoy!