St. Patrick's Day Cocktail Ideas

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St. Patrick’s day is coming up on March 17th, and fun-lovers worldwide are gearing up to wear green and get festive - what better way to celebrate than with an Irish-inspired specialty cocktail!

St. Patrick’s day started as a celebration of the 17th-century Saint Patrick in Ireland and has evolved into an annual day to enjoy a good drink or two! With so many delicious cocktail options, here are our top cocktail pics for this special day.

Black Velvet

Most bartenders know about this two-part cocktail: half Guinness, half sparkling wine. It’s a mix of Irish stout and champagne that looks gorgeous.

The heavy beer has a dark, caramel flavour balanced against dry champagne. Try this at home or at a bar if you want a rich, dark drink this St. Patrick’s day.

Shamrock Shot

Feeling lucky this year? This drink embodies the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day.

Grab some vanilla vodka along with chocolate bitters, heavy cream, and creme de menthe. Pour into a shaker and top it all with a thin mint and whipped cream. Add some Lucky Charms marshmallows to make it even more fun!

Irish Maid

A twist on the Kentucky Maid, containing Irish whiskey, lemon, simple syrup and cucumber. This variation also adds St. Germain liqueur for floral notes and added complexity. Team Cork will be mixing these up for a private event on St Patty’s - stop by for tips on how to make it like a pro.

The cooling notes of cucumber blend well with Irish whiskey and layer against St Germain in this refreshing drink. Shake and strain into a Coupe glass, and garnish with a cucumber round - we guarantee it’ll be a hit.

Dubliner

This is a twist on the Manhattan using Irish whiskey, Grand Marnier liqueur, sweet vermouth and orange bitters. This Irish-inspired cocktail goes down smooth and isn’t green - perfect for those who want a more classic-looking cocktail.

It’s similar to the Manhattan but has a slightly sweeter note and smoother finish from the Irish whiskey.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

If you need more recommendations for the perfect drink on St. Patrick’s day, come by our store, Cork Fine Wines, in Calgary. Let one of our experts help you with different cocktail mixes or perhaps a good bottle of fine wine to go with a classic Irish stew!

Also, check out our collection of spirits on our website. Whatever drink you celebrate with, we hope you have a fantastic time on St. Patrick’s Day!
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