Skip the Green Beer: Try St. Patrick's Day Cocktailsby ModernMom Staff
Let’s be real. For many, St. Patrick’s Day is an excuse to get together with friends and have a few drinks.
But, if you’re not craving those oddly-green beers served on this holiday, then here are some delicious St. Paddy’s Day cocktail recipes to insure you have a lucky day!
* 1 oz. gin
* 1 tsp. crème de menthe, green
* 2 dashes bitters
Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice.
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
* 3 ounces of Irish whiskey
* 2 teaspoons of sugar
* 12 ounces of any strong coffee
* Whipped cream for garnish
Heat a goblet glass in boiling water. Dry the glass and pour in the whiskey and sugar.
Pour in the hot coffee and stir the drink to dissolve the sugar.
Top the coffee mixture with a generous dollop of whipped cream and serve.
St. Patrick's Day Green Cocktail
* 1 oz Midori melon liqueur
* 1 oz whiskey sour mix
* 2 oz Sprite soda
Fill a highball glass with ice. Add the midori, sour mix, sprite, and stir.
The Lucky Shamrock
* 1 oz. 1800 Silver Tequila
* 1 oz. Melon Liqueur
* 1/2 oz. Triple Sec
* Splash of Orange Juice
Mix with ice, and garnish with an orange slice.