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10 Best Cocktail Recipes for St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day is celebrated as one of the year's biggest parties. People celebrate it with friends and family. No party is complete without cocktails. Irish is necessary for the occasion, but we can't forget other spirits. Cocktails are always fun, but the party's theme is just a plus one when they match! 

Here is the list of fancy but easy-to-make cocktails which will save your time and add stars to your party. 

1. Green Beer:

Beer is a necessity on the menu. Green fascinates everyone on Irish holidays, and the green cocktail enchants all. You don't need to have any special bartending skills. It's the quickest recipe that takes only one minute. It's the most fantastic hack. It's pretty simple. Follow the following steps.

Green Beer


1oz Beer (Bud Light, Miller, Busch, or Coors)

A pinch green food color

Steps to follow:

  1. Pour the beer into a pitcher.
  2. Add a pinch of green food color into it.
  3. Mix it well.
  4. Pour them in the glasses. Serve immediately.

2. Irish Green Apple Cocktail

This cocktail is going to be a favorite for whiskey lovers. This shot is easy to make with four ingredients and gives a strong taste and green color. Jameson always reminds us of Ireland, so this becomes a must for the guests to taste.

Irish Green Apple Cocktail


2oz Irish Whiskey (Jameson)

1 1/2oz Vodka (Smirnoff Sour Apple Vodka)

1oz Liqueur (DeKuyper Sour Apple Pucker Schnapps Liqueur)

2oz White Cranberry Juice

Ice Cubes

Garnish: 1 Apple Slice

Steps to follow:

  1. Pour Jameson Irish Whiskey, Smirnoff Sour Apple Vodka, DeKuyper Sour Apple Pucker Schnapps Liqueur, and ice cubes in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Shake contents for 25 to 30 seconds.
  3. Strain into a glass filled with ice.
  4. Top off with White Cranberry Juice.
  5. Garnish with slices of green apple.

3. Massey Cocktail

The Massey Cocktail was created first by bartender Jacob Grier in Portland. It was a tribute to his Irish grandmother. It is a fantastic mixture of five stellar spirits, including Irish whiskey, Gin, Sweet vermouth, Chartreuse, and Campari. Though all the potent ingredients are mixing here, the result will amazingly taste good to your tongue.

Massey Cocktail


1oz Irish whiskey (Jameson Black Barrel)

1 oz Gin (Tanqueray London)

3/4 oz Sweet vermouth (Gallo Sweet)

1/4 oz Green Chartreuse

1/8 oz Campari

Garnish: Orange twist

Steps to follow:

  1. In a mixing glass, pour all the ingredients.
  2. Add ice and stir for 30 seconds.
  3. Strain into a glass.
  4. Garnish with an orange twist. 
  5. Serve and enjoy.

4. Whiskey Tonic

This cocktail is a treat for scotch whiskey lovers. It is often known as 'Cocktail hour drink.' Here in our recipe, scotch whiskey is selected to twist the recipe. The perfect blend of tangy tonic and malty scotch makes this cocktail to be at the top of your cocktail list. This tall cocktail will pair best with your dinner. 

Whiskey Tonic


2oz Scotch Whiskey (Johnnie Walker Black Label)

1 to 3oz tonic water

Garnish: Lemon wedge

Steps to follow:

  1. Fill a glass with ice.
  2. Pour in the scotch whiskey and tonic water.
  3. Give a gentle stir.
  4. Garnish it with the lemon wedge and serve.

5. Irish Cactus Cocktail

When everyone demands tequila, this cocktail is a must-try for you. You would be wondering how Irish cream and tequila would taste? The smooth, creamy texture with tequila at prominent tastes is adorable. It's the favorite of all tequila lovers. 

Irish Cactus Cocktail


1 oz tequila (Patron Anejo Tequila)

2oz Irish cream liqueur (Bailey's Irish Cream Liqueur)

1/2oz of coffee liqueur (Kahlua Liqueur)

Steps to follow:

  1. Add tequila and both liqueur in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Shake it for 30 to 40 seconds or until it blends well.
  3. Take a big piece of ice in a serving glass. (Avoid ice cubes)
  4. Pour the mixture into the glass. Serve and enjoy.

6. Beer Irish Floats

This recipe is adorable who love dessert along with beer. The creamy and chocolaty taste is delicious. The combination is fun and easy to make. Don't judge before you try it. Just think how the ice cream melts in your mouth along with the taste of beer.

Beer Irish Floats

Ingredients:(1 serving)

3 scoops of vanilla ice cream

1 cup beer (Guinness Baltimore Blonde)

1/4 cup Baileys Irish Cream

1/4 cup chocolate syrup

Steps to follow:

  1. Add ice cream each into a tall glass. 
  2. Pour 1 cup Guinness and 1/4 cup Baileys over the ice cream. 
  3. Decorate it with chocolate syrup.
  4. Serve immediately.

7. Mint juleps

The Mint Julep is one of the incredible unsurpassed cocktails. Strong and revitalizing, there's nothing like it on a hot day. Use crushed ice. It chills down the drink. This formula has optimal proportions, totally heavenly.

Mint juleps


1/2oz simple syrup

20 mint leaves

2 to 2 1/2oz bourbon whiskey

Crushed ice

Garnish: Mint sprig

Steps to follow:

  1. Take a julep cup.
  2. Place mint leaves and simple syrup into the cup.
  3. Mash the leaves properly until the oil and aroma of the mint are released.
  4. Add Bourbon whiskey.
  5. Top the glass with the crushed ice.
  6. Give a gentle stir.
  7. Garnish it with a mint sprig. Serve chill.

8. Irish Slammer

Could you ask for anything better than bourbon whiskey, cream liqueur, and Guinness? The Irish Slammer is most famous for its custom of dropping a shot into a lager before chugging it. However, the beverage isn't sour at all. The bourbon gives a kick and the cream alcohol, which would pair awkwardly with different beers, mixes into the Guinness perfectly.

Irish Slammer


1 bottle Guinness

1/2oz Irish cream liqueur (Baileys)

1/2oz Irish whiskey (Jameson) 

Steps to follow:

  1. Pour Bailey's Irish Cream Liqueur into a shot glass, then top it with Jameson Irish Whiskey.
  2. In a tall pint glass, pour Guinness and allow the foam to settle.
  3. Once the froth settles, drop the shot glass into the Guinness and drink as quickly as possible. 

9. Irish Flag Shots

All the ingredients are alcohol; don't think this should be a light shot. While the flavor of orange and mint is most likely not the ideal mix, the Irish cream makes the combination rock. This cocktail seems complicated, but it's not. It's all about choosing the suitable liqueur to make this shot worth it.

Irish Flag Shots


1/2oz DeKuyper Sour Apple Pucker Schnapps Liqueur

1/2oz Bailey's Irish Cream Liqueur

1/2oz Grand Marnier Liqueur

Steps to follow:

  1. Divide your shot glass into three parts.
  2. Pour the DeKuyper sour apple pucker into a shot glass.
  3. Float Bailey's Irish Cream Liqueur by pouring it slowly over the back of a bar spoon.
  4. Float the Grand Marnier on top again using the back of a bar spoon.
  5. Don't stir, else they will blend into each other. Enjoy.

10. Incredible Hulk cocktail

The Incredible Hulk cocktail is a unique mixed drink created near the beginning of this century and is still it's favorite. This cocktail is potent, just like Hulk. It's fun and delicious both at the same time. The drink has the right proportion to be called 'Incredible Hulk.'

Incredible Hulk cocktail


3oz Hpnotiq Harmonie Liqueur

1 1/2oz cognac (Hennessy)

Club soda (optional)

Garnish: Lime slice

Steps to follow:

  1. Take a glass and fill it with ice cubes.
  2. Pour the Hpnotiq Harmonie Liqueur then the Cognac. 
  3. Stir it well.
  4. Top it up with club soda.
  5. Garnish it with a lime slice.
  6. Enjoy.