Try These Delicious St. Paddy’s Day Cocktail Recipes This Weekend!

This weekend, people will most likely be threatening to physically abuse you if you’re not wearing green.

Why?

Well, the fact of the matter is… if you’re not wearing green you’re going to get pinched as a punishment for not embracing the holiday spirit. Back when Ireland was under English rule, it was illegal to speak Gaelic or wear green. It was considered a crime and was punishable by death. This is why the color green means so much to the Irish. Getting pinched doesn’t seem so bad now does it?

Established as a way to recognize the patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick, it was once a religious holiday and has since become a reason for people all around the world to eat, drink and be (often times) drunk.

If you aren’t a fan of the bar scene but still want to indulge in a few holiday cocktails, consider celebrating St. Patrick’s Day at home. You could even have a St. Patrick’s Day themed party. Fun, right?!

And if you happen to be tired of drinking green beer and shooting back whiskey, Pucker VodkaSauza Tequila and EFFEN Vodka have you covered. They’ve created some delicious and unique alcoholic drinks for you to wash down that cabbage and corned beef. What better way is there to bring in your own good luck this year?

Try out some of these recipes and you’ll be one happy little leprechaun:

Pucker® Sassy Shamrock
Ingredients:
1 1⁄2 parts Pucker® Sour Apple Sass™ Vodka.
1 part Lemon Juice
1⁄2 part Simple Syrup
1⁄2 part Elderflower Liqueur
Soda

Instructions:
Add all of the ingredients except soda into a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously. Strain. Pour into a Collins glass and top with soda.

Pucker® Sultry Irish Kiss
Ingredients:
1 1⁄2 parts Pucker® Citrus Squeeze™ Vodka.
3 Slices of Cucumber
Juice of Half a Lime
2 parts Ginger Ale

Instructions:
Add cucumber and lime juice to a cocktail shaker and muddle then a scoop of ice and vodka; shake vigorously. Finish it off with a little ginger ale and pour into a Collins glass.

Sauza® Lucky Rita
Ingredients:
2 parts Sauza® Blue 100% Agave Silver Tequila*
1 part Dekuyper® Melon Liqueur
4 parts Limeade
Sugar

Instructions:
In a shaker filled with ice combine all ingredients and shake to chill. Strain into a cocktail glass filled with ice and rimmed with sugar. Garnish with a lime. Enjoy! (Serves 8)

Sauza® Shamrock Margarita
Ingredients:
1 can Frozen Limeade
1 cup Apple Juice
1/2 cup Sauza Blue® Silver 100% Agave Tequila
1/4 cup DeKuyper Sour Apple Pucker
1 Granny Smith Spple, sliced
1 Lime

Instructions:
Combine all ingredients in a pitcher filled with ice. Mix well. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve chilled or over ice. Garnish with an apple slice. Enjoy! (Serves 4)

EFFEN® Lucky Shamrock 
2 parts EFFEN® Cucumber Vodka
1 part Fresh Lemon Juice
1/2 part Rich Simple Syrup
2 parts Club Soda
3 thin Cucumber Slices
Pinch of Fresh Mint

Method: In a mixing glass, combine all ingredients except club soda with ice and shake strongly.  Add soda and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with cucumber slices.

EFFEN® Emerald Clover
2 parts EFFEN® Cucumber Vodka
1 part Fresh Lemon Juice
1/2 part Rich Simple Syrup
1/4 part Home-made Absinthe Bitters*
2 parts Club Soda
3 thin Cucumber Slices
Pinch of Fresh Mint

Method: In a mixing glass, combine all ingredients except club soda with ice and shake strongly.  Add soda and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with cucumber slices.

Enjoy!

But please remember to be responsible. Celebrating this or any other holiday should be a happy event, and we can guarantee that winding up in a drunk tank for the night won’t be a very happy experience.

Advertisement
Advertisement