Get in the St. Patrick's Day Mood with Festive Cocktails

Irish to the core or just for the day, the chance to justify getting shamrocked before noon - and speaking in that slurred Irish accent that you bring out every year, swearing that it is pristine - is upon us once again. Whether you plan to drink yourself into a leprechaun oblivion, sip on a delicious drink or two like a boring responsible adult or intend to be ambitious by enjoying the coveted precatory of coherence in between, make sure that the cocktails you'll mixing are in good taste even if you are not. Don't get us wrong, a well-brewed green beer is nice and all but here are a few drink recipes to debut a more distinctive palette for this St. Patrick's Day.

Sample these cocktails directly from these fine NYC establishments, or, if you're too far/ambitious/a novice mixologist, then create your own with these yum recipes.  

Emerald Mojito

(via Crater Lake Spirits)

2 oz. Crater Lake Vodka

2 oz. white grape juice

sprig of mint

3 slices of lime

soda water

Muddle lime and mint in a cocktail shaker, Add remaining ingredients along with ice in the shaker. Shake well and strain into tall glass. Top it off with a splash of soda water. Garnish with lime and mint sprig.





Good Luck Charm

(via Raphael Lester of Mira Sushi & Izakaya)

2 oz.  Bulldog Gin

1 oz. Midori

lime juice

simple syrup

2 mint leaves

2 dash of mint bitters

2 dash grapefruit bitters


Stir and pour over crushed ice. Garnish with mint leaf.



Shoe Maker

(via Castle Brands)
2 oz. Knappogue Castle Single Malt Irish Whiskey 12yr.
1 oz. Fino Sherry
1/2 oz. sugar syrup
Dash orange bitters
2 raspberries
Orange peel

Add dash of bitters, raspberries, orange slice & sugar syrup to shaker tin and muddle.

Add sherry, Knappogue Castle Single Malt Irish Whiskey castle 12yr and ice and shake. Double strain into old fashioned glass and top with crushed ice.

Express orange oils from peel and discard.

Garnish with mint sprig and raspberry. 


(via Rocco's Tacos & Tequila Bar)

2 oz Don Julio Silver
4-5 slices of Cucumber (Skin On)
1 oz Agave Nectar
1 pinch of Cilantro
1/3 Demitasse Spoon Chopped Jalapeno
3-4 oz fresh lime juice

Irish Blessing

(via Crater Lake Spirits)

2 oz. Crater Lake Hazelnut Espresso Vodka

1 oz. Amaretto

1 oz. Irish Cream

6 oz. hot coffee

Combine all ingredients in a coffee mug or nude glass. Top with whipped cream and a coffee bean.