The dark, rich flavors of a Guinness or the smooth, sweet tastes of Baileys are always fun treats, or anytime drinks, when celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. Outside of these standard pours, there are additional choices for bringing a festive and lively choice to your St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Some of Dragon Spirits Marketing’s favorite drinks are ready for this year’s big day.
Copycat Shamrock Shake
Blend 3 large scoops of vanilla ice cream, ¼ cup of heavy cream, ½ teaspoon of peppermint extract, and 6 drops of food coloring. Add your favorite vanilla or marshmallow flavored vodka to taste. Top with whipped cream, a cherry, and chocolate sprinkles.
Lucky Charms Shots
Pour ½ cup Lucky Charms cereal into 1 cup cold whole milk and let sit in fridge for 10 minutes. Strain cereal, pouring milk into pitcher. Add 1 cup of Molly’s Irish Cream, stirring to combine. Crush ½ cup of Lucky Charms cereal and combine with 1 tablespoon of rainbow sprinkles. Rim shot glass with small amount of vanilla frosting and roll in crushed cereal. Fill with Molly’s Irish Cream and serve chilled.
Boil 4 cups of water, adding 3 mint tea bags, 8 sprigs of thyme, and 1 cup of sugar for 15 minutes. Strain into a large pitcher and add 5 cups of chilled water. Continue chilling for 2 hours. Add 1 ½ cup Uncle Nearest Whiskey into pitcher, 2/3 cup lemon juice, 1 small bunch mint, a few springs of thyme, and 1 lemon, thinly sliced. Serve in glasses with ice.
The Nutty Irishman
Pour ½ ounce Irish Whiskey (or we prefer Lone Elm Whiskey), 1 ounce Frangelico, 1 ounce Molly’s Irish Cream, and 1 ounce Caffe Del Fuego in a coffee mug, stirring to combine. Add 5 ounces of hot coffee and top with whipped cream and sprinkles.
Combine 2 tablespoons lime juice, ½ tablespoon of lemon juice, ¼ cup simple syrup, 2 ounces of Irish Whiskey (or try a Texas favorite, Ghost Hill Bourbon), and a tiny drop of green food coloring into a shaker. Shake well and pour over ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.
Green Apple Sangria
Combine 1 bottle of Infinite Monkey Chardonnay, 12 ounces of Ginger Ale, Champagne, or Club Soda, and 1-2 thinly sliced Granny Smith Apples in a pitcher. Chill until cold and enjoy.
Boil ½ cup sugar and ½ cup water until sugar dissolves and mixture thickens. Remove from heat and cool completely. Muddle 4 lime wedges and ¼ cup torn mint leaves in a cocktail shaker with end of wooden spoon. Add simple syrup and 4 ounces of Irish Whiskey (or try another Texas favorite, Red Handed Bourbon). Top with ice and shake vigorously. Pour into glasses with crushed ice, topping with tonic water or ginger ale.
Fill a glass, mug, or copper cup with ice. Top with 2 ounces of Irish Whiskey (for this one we REALLY like Republic Whiskey), 6 ounces of ginger beer, and juice of half a lime. Stir slightly and top with mint.
Guinness Double Chocolate Milkshake
Stir together ½ pint whipping cream, 1 ounce Molly’s Irish Cream, and 1 tablespoon of sugar, whipping by hand or stand mixer until firm peaks form. Add 1 bottle draught style Guinness, 1 pint chocolate ice cream, and 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup to a blender. Blend on high until smooth. Divide between two glasses, drizzled with chocolate, and top with Molly’s Irish Cream.
The Lady Guinness
Mix Guinness with a measure of black currant liquor to taste. Enjoy!
Our interests are peaked with the variety of drinks to be enjoyed when celebrating a holiday made fun for everyone, Irish or not. Cheers to everyone trying something new or enjoying a traditional standby, from Dragon Spirits Marketing.