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I’ll be honest, I’m not a big drinker.On a rare occasion, like St. Patrick’s Day, I may have a small drink or even just a shot or two.
But I’ve put together a list of some ‘taste-tastic’ (that’s a word, right?) drinks that sound delicious, and they would go great with your St. Paddy’s Day festivities.
1. Irish Coffee
Start off your St. Patrick’s Day morning with this must have, classic Irish beverage!
- 2 2/3 oz (4 parts) Hot coffee
- 1 1/3 oz (2 parts) Irish whiskey
- 1 tsp. Brown sugar
- 1 oz (1½ parts) Fresh heavy cream
- Stir coffee and sugar together.
- Blend in the whiskey to the coffee.
- Gently pour the heavy cream on the back of a spoon onto the coffee.
I got the ingredients from Wikipedia, although there are other variations on how to make this, I suppose it differs from one person to the next depending on how you would like it.
2. Fat Frog
Funny name, but the ingredients sound fabulous! This is a sweet treat you definitely want to try out. This was found over on Tenon Tours site.
- 1 Bottle of WKD Blue Vodka
- 1 Bottle of Smirnoff Ice
- 1 Bottle of Bacardi Breezer (Orange)
- Pour one half of Smirnoff Ice into one pint glass and the rest in the other glass.
- Pour the Bacardi Breezer into one pint glass and the rest in the same glass as the Smirnoff Ice.
- Then followed by the Blue WKD.
- Mix, and it should turn green.
- Add ice as desired.
3. Baby Guinness
This itty-bitty drink is just too cute! Just two ingredients, Kahlua and cream, and you’re good to go!
- 1 oz. (2/3 parts) Kahlua
- 1/2 oz (1/3 parts) Cream
- Pour your Kahlua (or other dark laqueur) first.
- Gently pour the cream on the back of a spoon, and onto the Kahlua.
4. Irish Car Bomb
This is similar to the Jägerbomb and the Boilermaker, by dropping a shot in to a glass. Now, I have made the Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes years ago for St. Paddy’s Day, and they were de-lish! There were none left over by the time family had gone home. I personally am not brave enough to try this. If I knew that I would be able to down it fast (and keep it down), I definitely would.
- 1/2 pint of Guinness
- 3/4 oz of Baileys Irish Cream
- 3/4 oz of Jamesons Whiskey
- Pour half a pint of stout and let the foam settle.
- Fill half of the shot glass with Irish Cream.
- Pour Whiskey on top of the cream.
- Once the foam has settled, drop the shot glass into the pint.
This drink is usually meant to be chugged down right after you drop the shot glass in the pint, as it will start to curdle if it sits.
5. Chocolate Leprechaun
Oh my lucky charms! This is on my to-do list! Anyone that knows me, knows I love my chocolate milk. I drink it every day! Shout out to mix that drink for this one!
- Whole Milk
- Hershey Chocolate Syrup
- 1 oz Baileys Irish Cream
- Stir all three ingredients in a cup.
6. Lucky Charm Shots
Take a shot at this sweet treat from Delish.
- 1 cup of whole milk
- 1 cup of Lucky Charms cereal – divided into two 1/2 cups
- 1 cup of Bailey’s Irish cream – chilled
- 1 tbsp of rainbow sprinkles
- 1/4 cup of vanilla frosting
- Pour 1/2 cup of Lucky Charms into milk and let sit in the fridge for 10 minutes. (this will infuse milk with the cereal’s sugary flavor)
- Strain the cereal from the fridge
- Add the Bailey’s Irish cream to the milk.
- Remove 8 marshmallows from the remaining 1/2 cup of Lucky Charms and set them to the side. crush the rest of the cereal finely, pouring it out and mixing with the sprinkles.
- Dip the top of your shot glasses into vanilla frosting, then roll them in the crushed cereal.
- Fill each drink with Bailey’s-infused milk and serve.
7. Bailey’s Mudslide
Another one from Delish is this Mudslide. I haven’t had one in awhile, but this is making me want one again. Super easy to make too!
Ingredients: (1 serving)
- 2 oz. Baileys Irish Cream
- 1/4 oz. Vodka
- 1/4 oz. Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
- Add the Irish Cream, Vodka, and Chocolate Liqueur together.
- Shake and serve over ice or blend with ice.
8. Boozy Shamrock Shake
I know many people go crazy over Shamrock Shakes at McD’s. You can make your own boozy version courtesy of Cooking with Curls.
- 2 cups of Vanilla Ice Cream
- 1/3 cup of whole milk
- 4 Tbsp of peppermint schnapps
- Green gel food coloring
- Whipped cream
- Decorative sprinkles
- Let ice cream soften for about 20 minutes.
- Blend all ingredients in a blender.
- Pour in glass and add the whipped cream and sprinkles.
9. Irish Cream Hot Chocolate
There is about 5 inches of snow on the ground and a few more expected to come down where I’m at. This next recipe from Miss Information would be perfect right about now. This isn’t just making your usual powdered packaged hot chocolate and adding in the alcohol, this is a homemade recipe. Homemade is always better!
- 3 cups of whole milk
- 2/3 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup of sugar
- pinch/grind of salt
- 1/2 tsp. of vanilla
- 3-5 oz. of Irish Cream (1 – 1.5 oz. per cup)
- whipped cream (optional)
- chocolate shavings (optional)
- Add the milk, chocolate chips, sugar and salt to a saucepan and heat over low-medium.
- Whisk until chocolate is melted, and mixture comes to a simmer. (Do not let boil)
- After removing from heat, stir in the vanilla.
- Pour the hot chocolate over the Irish cream in your mug.
- Add whipped cream and shavings. (optional)
- 1 case of Guinness
- Consume (preferably after chilled)
Now go have a craic and remember, drink responsibly!
Leave a comment below if you have any special drink you like to have for St. Paddy’s Day!!