This St. Patrick’s Day, sport your favorite shade of green, be on the lookout for rainbows, and toast to having fun with these scrumptious St. Patrick’s Day drinks. With St. Patrick’s Day cocktails this tasty and easy to make, you’ll definitely feel like you have the luck of the Irish when you whip up these delectable pots of gold.
St. Patrick’s Day Cocktails
The Pot of Gold: Everyone will be on the hunt for the own pot of gold this St. Patrick’s Day, so why not serve a cocktail that is as decadent and rich as your guests would desire?! To create The Pot of Gold, muddle 4 chunks of cucumber and 8 fresh mint leaves. Add 2 oz. of Voli Vodka and .50 oz. of elderflower. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass, then top with ginger beer. Garnish with cucumber wheel and mint. [Recipe: About.com]
The Shamrock Shaker: Shake things up this St. Patrick’s Day with a sweet mix of coffee and liqueur flavors. Pour 1.5 oz. of Kahlua coffee liqueur, .50 oz. of amaretto liqueur, and 2.5 oz. of milk into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes. Shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, and sprinkle a dusting of edible green and gold powder (found at cake-decorating supply stores) on top for garnish. [Recipe: About.com]
The Irish Goodbye: When it’s time to bid adieu to the little leprechaun, toast to a fabulous and festive St. Patrick’s Day with an Irish Goodbye. Drop a .75oz. shot of Smirnoff Kissed Caramel vodka into an 8oz. glass of hard apple cider and hold onto your shamrocks (and your manners)! [Recipe: Smirnoff]
[Image Credit: Smirnoff. Disclaimer: Please drink responsibly.]