8 Elegant Irish Whiskey Cocktails for St. Paddy’s Day (Recipes)


By Cooking Panda

Prepare yourselves! St. Patrick’s Day is coming, and we want to make sure you are ready to throw an awesome party on March 17!

Grab yourself a nice bottle of your favorite Irish whiskey, like Jameson, Powers or Bushmills, and mix up a few tasty cocktails, will you?

1. Buena Vista Fizz

Do you love Irish coffee?? Why not whip up this chilled twist on the classic drink, which gets a surprising bright jolt from a nice squeeze of citrus?

2. The Copywriter

If you’re looking for something a little easier to throw together in a flash, consider this bubbly whiskey lemonade with a dash of sweet vermouth and honey to keep things exciting.

3. The Irish Cocktail

This elegant drink is citrussy, malty and herbal, and we think it’s just the thing for a classy Irish-themed evening. If you can’t get your hands on absinthe, feel free to substitute any pastis.

4. Elevenses

Irish coffee is a well-known and delicious concoction, but what about mixing Irish Breakfast tea and booze? If you love your black teas, brew some up strong and mix with Irish whiskey, fresh lemon juice and a bit of raspberry jam for a surprising fruity addition. It’s so good!

5. Berry Barracuda

Your sweet and maybe even slightly smoky Irish whiskey gets a tart, bitter and fruity blast from strawberry syrup and, unexpectedly, aged balsamic vinegar, which pairs delightfully well with Lillet Rose, sherry and Orinoco bitters for a unique, sophisticated drinking experience.

6. Emerald

If you are a fan of Manhattans, you’ll adore this Irish liquor version that uses orange bitters for a slightly sweeter profile.

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7. Good Cork

Smoky mezcal and sweet Irish whiskey play well together in this cocktail that features herbal Benedictine and Peychaud’s bitters, although you can swap in a nice peaty scotch for the mezcal and whiskey if you’d prefer.

8. The Bitter Irishman

Rich. Floral. Fresh. Sour. Spicy. Strong. And of course, bitter. Honestly, what more could you want?

Featured Photo Credit: Nick Caruana/Serious Eats

Tags: cocktail recipes, Irish whiskey, St. Paddy's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Thirsty Thursday
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