2015 Recipe File: St Patrick's Day Cocktails

We all know St. Patrick’s Day is about Irish heritage, all things green and, of course, beer. Take St. Patty’s Day to the next level with some festive cocktails!

Guinness Black & Blonde
Created by Anthony Malone

10 oz. Guinness Blonde American Lager
10 oz. Guinness Draught

In a 20 oz. pint glass, pour Guinness Blonde American Lager first. Using a pouring spoon or inverted teaspoon, pour Guinness Draught over the top of the spoon so it disperses evenly.  The dark stout will float on a layer above the lager beer. Fill the pint to the rim and enjoy.

Guinness Black & Blonde

The Black Opal
Created ​by Jacques Bezuidenhout

1 1/2 oz. Partida Reposado
1 1/2  oz. Guinness Draft
1/2 oz. Tawny Port
1/4 oz. Agave Nectar (Cut with equal parts water)
Dash of Angostura Bitters

Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled wine glass or small pint glass without ice. Garnish with some grated or ground cinnamon powder.


The Black Opal

The Lucano Cup O' Gold

1 1/2 oz. Amaro Lucano
2 oz. green apple juice
2 oz. ginger ale

Mix the drink directly in the glass and serve with a slice of cucumber, a slice of lemon and orange, a sprig of mint and ice.

The Lucano Cup O Gold

I Need My Shillelagh

2 oz. Irish Mist Whiskey
1. oz. Green Crème de Menthe
1. oz. Green Chartreuse

Combine all ingredients and shake with ice. Strain into a glass.

I Need My Shillelagh

Shamrock Shaker
Created by Kahlua

1 1/2 oz.  Kahlua coffee liqueur
1/2 oz.  amaretto liqueur
2 1/2 oz. milk
Edible green and gold powder for garnish (found at cake-decorating supply stores)

Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes. Shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Sprinkle the green and gold powders on the top.

Shamrock Shaker

Spell Spoke
Created by Jillian Vose

2 oz. hibiscus-infused Jameson Black Barrel
3/4 oz. lime juice
3/4oz. cane syrup
1/4 oz. ginger syrup
2 dashes Boston Bitters
2 kaffir lime leaves

Method: Shaken Glassware: Bar glass / cracked ice Garnish: Nutmeg

Spell Spoke

The Ferguson
Created by Voli Light Vodka

1 1/2 oz. Voli lemon
3/4 oz. apple pucker
2 fresh lemon squeezes

Fill a rocks glad with ingredients and top with soda Apple slice for garnish.

The Ferguson

The Irish Goodbye
Created by Smirnoff

3/4 oz. Smirnoff Kissed Caramel Flavored Vodka
8 oz. Hard Apple Cider

Drop .75 oz. shot of Smirnoff into an 8 oz. glass of hard apple cider and enjoy!

The Irish Goodbye