St. Patrick's Day cocktails
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Looking to Kick off Your St. Patrick's Day Right? Here Are a Few Cocktail Recipes

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Mar. 18 2022, Updated 3:51 p.m. ET

It wouldn't be St. Patrick's Day without themed food or drinks, and what better way to celebrate than with a few cocktail recipes? If you like making your drinks green or want to enjoy some more traditional Irish liquors, you've come to the right place. Here are a few fun cocktail recipes to celebrate the holiday, whether you're going out or staying in.

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Pot O' Gold shots.

Pot O'Gold shots.
Source: Tipsy Bartender

These cute and sparkly shots from Tipsy Bartender are sure to win over a crowd! You will need two parts orange vodka, one part pineapple juice, gold luster dust, and for garnish: gold sprinkles and/or rainbow candy.

To make, first, rim the edge of your shot glasses with gold sprinkles. Set the glasses aside. Then, in an ice-filled shaking glass, combine the orange vodka, pineapple juice, and a sprinkle of gold luster dust. Finally, strain the mixture into the shot glasses and garnish with candy!

Irish Mule

Irish Mule.
Source: Delish

To make this spin on a Moscow Mule, Delish suggests the following ingredients: 2 oz Irish whiskey, 1 oz lime juice, 5-6 ounces ginger beer, plus a lime wedge and mint sprigs, for garnish. First, fill a copper mug or highball glass with ice. Then, pour in your Irish whiskey and lime juice before topping off the glass with ginger beer. Finally, give it a quick stir, then garnish with a lime wedge and mint sprig.

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Drunk Grasshopper

Drunk Grasshopper.
Source: Delish

The Drunk Grasshopper is a sweet and refreshing drink for any warm St. Patrick's day. Per Delish, the ingredients you will need are as follows: 1/2 oz of creme de menthe, 2 oz of white chocolate liqueur, 1 oz vodka, and whipped cream for garnish. Begin by combining the creme de menthe, white chocolate liqueur, and vodka in a glass. Don't forget to stir! Then, top the drink with a dollop of whipped cream.

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Irish Coffee

Irish coffee
Source: Delish

This classic drink is great for those who are getting up early to start their days — or their pub crawls! First, brew your favorite coffee of choice. Then, add 1 tsp brown sugar per cup. After you've poured the coffee, pour 2 oz of Irish whiskey (such as Jameson) and top with whipped cream or your favorite heavy cream! Top with chocolate shavings if you'd like.

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Dublin Drop

Dublin Drop.
Source: Spruce Eats

This drink, formerly named an "Irish Car Bomb" or "Irish Slammer," involves combining multiple hard liquors, so you might want to have a snack or drink some water before you consume it. All Recipes says all you need is 3/4 oz Irish whiskey, 3/4 oz Irish cream liqueur, and 6 oz Irish stout beer (such as Guinness).

Fill a shot glass with the whiskey and the cream liqueur, then drop the shot into the glass of Irish stout beer. Drink all at once and enjoy.

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The Shelby Sour

The Shelby Sour.
Source: Bushmills

This St. Patrick's Day (or any day!), you can enjoy a Shelby Sour from the minds at Bushmills Irish whiskey to celebrate the final season of Peaky Blinders. All you need to do is combine 2 oz Bushmills Original, 3/4 oz Orange Liqueur, 1/2 oz Lemon Juice, and 1/4 oz Simple Syrup in a shaker, then double-strain over an iced rocks glass and garnish with a mint sprig.

Through March 17, if you order this cocktail at any bar, Bushmills will foot the bill!

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