Beyond Guinness: 5 St. Patrick’s Day Drinks for Your Inner Leprechaun

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated enthusiastically by Canadians, many of whom have Irish roots. Whether you’re having a St. Patrick’s Day party or quenching the thirst of your inner leprechaun, these drink recipes will help you celebrate.

5 St. Patrick’s Day Drink Recipes

Irish Coffee

1 tsp heavy cream
1.5 oz Irish Whiskey
1 tsp sugar
3 oz hot coffee

Pour coffee into mug, add sugar and stir. Add whiskey. Whip cream and pour slowly over the back of a spoon over coffee.

Green Manhattan

Dash of Orange Bitters
2 oz of Irish Whiskey
1 oz Italian Vermouth
Crushed ice

Stir ice & ingredients together. Strain into martini glass.

Green Beer

Add 2 drops green food colouring to any lager.

Martini a la Mint

1/3 oz dry Vermouth
3/4 oz Vodka
1/3 ounce of Crème de Menthe

Pour ingredients over ice & shake. Strain into a martini glass.

Tropical Irish Holiday

5 peeled kiwis
1/4 cup light rum
8 oz can undrained crushed pineapple
1/4 cup melon liqueur
3 TBSP cream of coconut
3 cups crushed ice

Blend 4 kiwis. Add other ingredients + ice and blend again. Strain through a sieve. Garnish with remaining kiwi. Makes 6 glasses.

Irish Appletini

1 oz Sour Apple Schnapps
2 oz Irish Whiskey
2 oz white cranberry juice

Shake for 30 seconds in cocktail shaker and strain into martini glass.

All of these St. Patrick’s Day drink recipes are included in the handy infographic below:

St. Patrick's Day Drink Recipes

Infographic provided by

If Irish food is on the menu for St. Patrick’s Day, check out the recipes in our post, Traditional Irish Canadian Food for St. Patrick’s Day.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Notify of
1 Comment
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Cheers, lassie! 😉