10 Sexy Irish Cocktails For St. Paddy's Day

 

Why do we love St. Patrick’s Day so much? Because of our large Irish-American population? Because the day is steeped in history? Naw…it’s because it gives us an excuse to drink, of course! Here’s a list of drinks to help you celebrate St. Paddy’s that will impress your friends and bartender, – you’ll sound like a sophisticated drinker, or a lush, whatever.. – because you can drink only so many Irish car bombs.

1. Irish Coffee

For a nightcap try coffee spiked with Irish whiskey and Bailey’s Irish cream.

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2. Guinness Float

If you have a sweet-tooth you may enjoy an alcoholic float made with Guinness. This recipe claims it can be done with any beer so why not try a variation with other beers that boast an Irish heritage, such as Smithwick’s, Harp, Kilkenny?  

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3. Irish Shillelagh

You know Martha has a recipe for everything! This drink features Irish whiskey, gin, AND rum. Can you say, #TurnUp?

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4. Irish Rickey

Irish whiskey is the star of this variation of the original Rickey that was first made with bourbon.

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5. Irish Buck

The Irish Buck is simple enough to be made at home. Since Irish whiskey is the main component, make sure you choose the right one. Most prefer Jameson but, my personal favorite is Bushmill’s.

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6. Irish Flag

An Irish flag is a layered shot that looks as good as it tastes! Let’s hope your bartender has a steady hand.

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7. Shamrocked

Shamrocked may be the Irish drink of all Irish drinks. It combines Irish whiskey, Midori melon liqueur, and Bailey’s Irish Cream in one delicious shot.

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8. Baby Guinness

This shot looks like a tiny glass of Guinnes! Aww…

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9. Clover Club

Unlike what the name suggests, this isn’t a St. Patrick’s Day drink. It’s not even green; it’s red!

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10. Grasshopper

“Do you like milkshakes?”

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Have you ever seen Identity Thief? Before I watched that movie I didn’t even know what a grasshopper was. If you like milkshakes then you should love this cocktail made with green creme de menthe.