I-Rish Upon a Bar

I-Rish Upon a Bar

The Fourth of July is a hot dog holiday, New Year’s is a champagne holiday, St. Valentine’s was meant for chocolate… but St. Patrick’s Day? Well, that’s a serious drinking holiday for beer and cocktails. Sure, green beer is the easy choice, but how many green-colored cocktails are out there? Surprisingly, quite a few.

Here are a few recipes for your March 27 celebration (though let’s face it: A lot of folks will be getting started this weekend.)

Lucky Leprechaun

Lucky Leprechaun

1 oz. Bombay Sapphire gin

St-Germain elderflower liqueur

Fresh lime juice

2 chucks of kiwi and cucumber, skinned and diced

Sprig of fresh dill

Making it: Muddle cucumber, kiwi and dill in the base of a shaker. Add gin and a drizzle of St-Germain and lime. Pour in a large scoop of ice; shake vigorous. Double strain into a chilled lowball glass.


2 oz. Caliche rum

3/4 oz. Midori melon liqueur

3/4 oz. lemon juice

1/2 oz. triple sec

3 drops Mint bitters

Making it: Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker, and fill with ice; sit until well-chilled. Serve in a coupe with a twist of lemon.