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Bartending: Irish Themed Drink Recipes

Need a drink idea to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Really, you don’t need a reason, you can simply toast to your Irish (or not so Irish) heritage. Try one of these great Irish themed drink recipes.

Irish Angel

1 oz. Bushmills Irish Whiskey

1/4 oz. Crème de Cacao

1/4 oz. White Crème de Menthe

1/2 oz. Cream

Mix with ice in a cocktail shaker or blender. Strain into a cocktail glass.

Irish Apple

1 oz. Carolans Irish Cream

1 oz. Laird’s Applejack

Stir well with ice.

Irish Canadian

1/2 oz. Irish Mist

1-1/2 oz. Canadian Whisky

In a mixing glass half-filled with ice, combine both of the ingredients. Stir well. Strain into a cocktail glass.

Irish Celebration

1-1/4 oz. Bushmills Irish Whiskey

1/4 oz. Green Crème de Menthe

Splash Champagne

Shake the first two ingredients well with ice and strain. Top with Champagne.

Irish Charlie

1 oz. Irish Cream

1 oz. White Crème de Menthe

Shake with ice and strain into a shot glass.

You can also layer the Irish Cream over the Crème de Menthe.

Irish Collins

2 oz. Irish Whiskey

1 tsp. Powdered Sugar

Juice of a Small Lemon

Club Soda

Combine the first three ingredients in a tall glass filled with ice. Fill with Club Soda and stir.

A variation on the Tom Collins and Whiskey Collins.

Irish Cooler

2 oz. Irish Whiskey

6 oz. Club Soda

Pour Whiskey into a highball glass over ice cubes. Top with Soda and stir. Garnish with a Lemon Peel Spiral.

Irish Dream

1/2 oz. Irish Cream Liqueur

1/2 oz. Hazelnut Liqueur

1/2 oz. Dark Crème de Cacao

1 scoop Vanilla Ice Cream

Combine ingredients in a blender with ice. Blend thoroughly. Pour into a Collins or parfait glass. Serve with a straw.

Irish Flag

1/3 shot Green Crème de Menthe

1/3 shot Irish Cream

1/3 shot Grand Marnier

Layer this drink in the order listed. Start with Crème de Menthe on the bottom and finish with Grand Marnier on top.

Irish Frog

3/4 oz. Midori

3/4 oz. Baileys Irish Cream, chilled

Layer this drink by pouring the Midori first and then adding the Irish Cream.

Irish Frost Shooter

1 shot Baileys Irish Cream

1 splash Coco Lopez Cream of Coconut

1 splash Half & Half

Shake and strain. Garnish with Cinnamon.

Irish Headlock

1/4 oz. Brandy

1/4 oz. Amaretto

1/4 oz. Irish Whiskey

1/4 oz. Irish Cream

Layer this drink by pouring the Brandy first, then the Amaretto, and so on.

Irish Kiss

3/4 oz. Irish Whiskey

1/2 oz. Peach Schnapps

4 oz. Ginger Ale

2 oz. Orange Juice

Combine ingredients in an ice cube–filled Collins glass. Garnish with a Lime Wheel.

Irish Lace

1 shot Irish Mist

2 splashes Coco Lopez

Cream of Coconut

2 splashes Half & Half

3 splashes Pineapple Juice

2 scoops Ice

Blend and serve in a margarita glass. Garnish with an Orange Flag.

Irish Magic

1 oz. Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey

1/4 oz. White Crème de Cacao

5 oz. Orange Juice

Pour all ingredients over ice in a glass. Stir.

Irish Mist Sour

2 oz. Irish Mist

1 oz. Lemon Juice or Sour Mix

Shake well over ice. Serve in a tall glass.

Irish Mocha Cooler

2 oz. Bushmills Irish Whiskey

1 oz. Dark Crème de Cacao

Iced Coffee

Whipped Cream

Combine first two ingredients over ice in a 14 oz. glass. Fill with Iced Coffee. Top with Whipped Cream.

Irish Night Cap

4 oz. Hot Milk

1 tsp. Sugar

1-1/2 oz. Bushmills Irish Whiskey

Pour Milk into the glass. Add Sugar and Irish Whiskey. Stir well.

Irish Penance

2-1/2 oz. Carolans Irish Cream

1/2 oz. Cointreau

Shake slowly and serve over ice.

Irish Prince

1-1/4 oz. Bushmills Irish Whiskey

3 oz. Tonic Water

Combine in a rocks glass. Add ice cubes and stir gently. Drop in a Lemon Peel.

Irish Quaalude

1/2 oz. Vodka

1/2 oz. Irish Cream

1/2 oz. Coffee Liqueur

1/2 oz. Hazelnut Liqueur

Shake with ice and strain.

Irish Raspberry

1 oz. Devonshire Irish Cream

1/2 oz. Chambord

1 cup Ice

Blend with ice and serve.

Irish Rickey

1-1/2 oz. Tullamore Dew

1 cube Ice

Juice of 1/2 Lime

Carbonated Water

Combine first three ingredients in a highball glass. Fill with Carbonated Water and stir. Add a Lime Wedge.

Irish Rose Highball

2 oz. Tullamore Dew

1⁄8 oz. Grenadine

Club Soda

Combine first two ingredients in a glass and fill with Club Soda.

Irish Russian

1 oz. Carolans Irish Cream

1 oz. Vodka

Stir well over ice.

Irish Sling

1 lump Sugar

1 oz. Tullamore Dew

1 oz. Gin

Crush Sugar with ice in a glass. Add Tullamore Dew and Gin. Stir.

Irish Sour

1-1/2 oz. Irish Whiskey

1 tsp. Sugar

Juice of 1/2 Lemon

Shake vigorously with ice until frothy. Stir into sour glass. Add a Maraschino Cherry and an Orange Slice.

Irish Spring

1 oz. Bushmills Irish Whiskey

1/2 oz. Peach Schnapps

1 oz. Orange Juice

1 oz. Sweet & Sour

Combine in a Collins glass with ice and stir well. Garnish with an Orange Slice and a Cherry.

Irish Sting

1-1/2 oz. Bushmills Irish Whiskey

1/4 oz. White Crème de Menthe

Shake. Serve straight up or over ice.

Irish Summer Coffee

1 oz. Irish Whiskey

1/4 oz. Irish Cream Liqueur

4 oz. Cold Coffee

Whipped Cream

Stir first three ingredients with ice and strain.

Top with Whipped Cream if desired.

Irish Sunburn

1-1/2 oz. Ke Ke Beach

1/2 oz. 360 Vodka

Splash Grenadine

Shake with ice and strain into a shot glass.

Irish Surfer

1-1/4 oz. Irish Mist

3 oz. Orange Juice

Sugar

Club Soda

Shake Irish Mist, Orange Juice, and Sugar. Pour into a glass and fill it with Club Soda.

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