Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day because people love to celebrate and have fun. St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and parades have been planned, party invites have been sent, and requests off submitted at work, but not everyone is excited. St. Patrick’s is known as a beer-drinking holiday, but not everyone likes beer.
Luckily, that is a myth. St. Patrick’s Day can be enjoyed with interesting green cocktails that are much better than green beer. And what would the holiday be without a little Irish whiskey? Get out your shaker, there is a little something for everyone in the St. Patrick’s Day cocktail recipes below.
H2= Green Eyed Monster
8 oz. cucumber vodka
2 oz. apple simple syrup
2 oz. pineapple juice
1.Place the cucumber vodka, apple simple syrup, and pineapple juice into a cocktail shaker filled with ice, or a glass with another flipped over it, rim to rim.
2.Shake well and strain into chilled martini glasses to serve.
BONUS: Here is an easy and delicious green apple simple syrup recipe using Green Apple Jolly Rancher candies:
1.Fill a saucepan with one cup of water and add two Green Apple Jolly Rancher candies.
2.Simmer the candies on a medium flame until they melt.
3.Take it off the burner and let the melted mixture cool before pouring into a different container to chill.
H2= Black and Tan Cocktail
2 oz. Irish whiskey
1 oz. sweet vermouth
2 dashes Angostura bitters
1 dash Absinthe
Lemon twist for garnish
1.Combine the Irish whiskey, sweet vermouth, Angostura bitters, and Absinthe in a mixing glass and fill it the rest of the way with ice.
2.Stir the mixture and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
3.Garnish with a lemon twist and serve.
H2= Luck of the Irish
2 oz. Pinot Grigio
4 cucumber chunks
5 mint leaves
¾ oz. lime juice
¾ oz. simple syrup (hot water and sugar)
1 oz. soda water
1.Make the simple syrup first by mixing equal parts hot water and sugar, and stirring until the sugar dissolves completely.
2.Next muddle the cucumber and mint in a cocktail shaker.
3.Fill the cocktail shaker with ice and add the lime juice, simple syrup, and Pinot Grigio, and shake well.
4.Strain into a glass and fill it the rest of the way with ice. Garnish with a few sprigs of mint and a slice of cucumber.