Bartending: St. Patrick’s Day Green Drink Recipes

By Ray Foley

Celebrate the Irish holiday with your favorite green drink. It doesn’t have to be beer. Take one of these great recipes with you to this year’s festivities and be a hit with your host for St. Patrick’s Day.

Green Chili

1 part Hiram Walker Peach Schnapps

1 part Midori

Dash Tabasco Sauce

Shake with ice and strain into a shot glass.

Green Devil

1 oz. Bombay Gin

1/2 oz. Crème de Menthe

1/2 oz. Rose’s Lime Juice

Shake with ice and strain into a shot glass.

Green Hornet

1/2 oz. Vodka

1/4 oz. Midori

1/2 oz. Sweet & Sour Mix

Shake with ice; serve straight up or over ice.

Green Lizard

1 oz. Chartreuse (Green)

1 oz. Bacardi 151 Rum

1/4 oz. Rose’s Lime Juice

Layer this drink by pouring Chartreuse first, then the Rum, and then the Lime Juice.

Green Parrot

1-1/2 oz. Appleton Estate Rum

4 oz. Orange Juice

1 oz. Blue Curaçao

Pour ingredients, one at a time in the order listed into large stemmed glass over ice. Do not mix. Garnish with an Orange Slice.

Green Sneaker

1 oz. Vodka

1/2 oz. Midori

1/2 oz. Triple Sec

2 oz. Orange Juice

Stir with ice, strain, and serve straight up.

Shamrock Cocktail #1

1-1/2 oz. Irish Whiskey

1/2 oz. French Vermouth

1/4 oz. Green Crème de Menthe

Stir well with cracked ice and strain or serve over ice. Garnish with an Olive.

Shamrock Cocktail #2

1-1/2 oz. Irish Whiskey

3/4 oz. Green Crème de Menthe

4 oz. Vanilla Ice Cream

Mix all ingredients in a blender at high speed until smooth. Pour into a chilled wine goblet.

Shamrocked

2 oz. Midori Melon Liqueur

1/2 oz. Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey

1/2 oz. Carolans Cream Liqueur

Combine ingredients and shake thoroughly. Serve in a 3-oz. shot glass.

This drink is a hot bar shot in New York these days.

St. Patrick’s Day Cocktail

3/4 oz. Irish Whiskey

3/4 oz. Green Crème de Menthe

3/4 oz. Green Chartreuse

1 dash Angostura Bitters

Stir well with cracked ice and strain into a cocktail glass.