Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Today is a glorious day for everyone, whether you’re Irish or “Irish,” today will be a treat. Speaking of treats, I’ve found some cocktails that will class up your St. Paddy’s Day so you don’t have to feel obligated to stick to Guinness or the green beer all day. I love Guinness, but everyone deserves a little variety.
Yes, just like the one you’d get from McDonald’s, only better.
Add vanilla ice cream, creme de menthe, vodka, Irish cream liqueur, and vanilla extract to a blender and mix until completely blended. Divide between two tall glasses and top with whipped cream and a maraschino cherry.
It’s magically delicious!
Add the marshmallows to a food processor and blend until powdery. Add the milk to a large bowl and pour in the blended marshmallows. Stir to combine, then let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes. Then add the ice cream, marshmallow milk, vodka and vanilla extract to a blender. You can add extra cereal if you’d like! Blend until combined and pour into glasses. Top with frosting (or whipped cream!) and some extra marshmallows.
Rim edge of shot glass with gold sprinkles. In an ice-filled shaking glass combine orange vodka, pineapple juice and a sprinkle of gold luster dust. Shake well. Strain mix into prepared shot glasses and garnish with rainbow candy. Add some whipped cream to make a cloud for your candy rainbow for an extra touch.
I bartended in an Irish Pub that was right off a college campus and we would make so many of these drinks on weekends it was ridiculous.
Pour Blue Curaçao in the base of a tall glass and fill with ice. Pour over vodka, gin, rum, triple sec, and peach schnapps. Top with energy drink and leave the can in the drink.
Every party needs a signature cocktail. This one lets you play with food coloring, too.
Combine ingredients and shake well; strain over ice. Garnish with a lime wedge and a shamrock stirrer.
These are some of my favorite St. Patrick’s Day cocktails and I hope you’ll enjoy them as well! Maybe next year, I’ll meet you all bright and early for Kegs and Eggs, anything’s possible.
Remember to drink responsibly.