Delicious and Fun St. Patrick’s Day Cocktail Ideas

It’s March already, and we are only days away from our favorite holiday of the season – Saint Patrick’s day. March 17th is the day when the whole world becomes Irish! Cities are overwhelmed with green hats, clover T-shirts, the aroma of corned beef and cabbage, and gallons of good ol’ dark Guinness are enjoyed while singing to “The Irish Rover” by The Dubliners. It’s safe to say that St. Pat’s isthe day for drinking, fun, and merriment

If beer isn’t your deal, you have a huge variety of cocktails and shooters to enjoy. If you liked our earlier article about fun and tasty cocktail ideas for St. Patrick’s Day, then you should also enjoy these new and interesting St. Patty’s cocktail ideas that are easy to whip up and absolutely delicious to drink. Whether you’re staying at home with your friends and family or going out to a bar or a club,  you should definitely have a drink or two to relax and unwind, and with these fun St. Patrick’s Day cocktails, you can celebrate with a festive Irish twist.

Green St. Patrick’s Day Themed cocktails 

Green hats, green T-shirts, green flags – why not green cocktails? Keep with the spirit of St Pat’s with some of these amazing cocktails:

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Emerald Crush
Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Blue Ice Organic Wheat Vodka
  • 1/2 organic kiwi, peeled
  • 1/2 organic lime, cut into quarters
  • 1 teaspoon organic sugar

How to:

Muddle fruit and sugar in a mixing glass until well crushed and juicy. Add ice and vodka and shake vigorously. Pour all contents over ice into a tall tumbler and drink with straws. This is a very special St. Patrick’s Day cocktail that will tingle your whole body and leave you asking for more.

 

Green Apple Martini

Ingredients

  • 1 part vodka
  • 1 part apple juice
  • 1 part DeKuyper Sour Apple Schnapps

How to:

Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake well and serve. Simple as that!

 Refresh-ZING Shamrock

Ingredients image002 (1)

  • 1.5 oz. ZING Vodka
  • 5 Cucumber chunks (approx 1 oz juice)
  • 1 Basil leaf
  • Splash Lime juice

 How to:·

Muddle cucumber and basil add ingredients and shake served Up. Garnish with a cucumber. Preferable Glass: Highball rocks or coupe.

image001Camarena Shamrock Shaker

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz Camarena Reposado Tequila
  • 1/2 oz Sour Apple Liqueur
  • 1/4 oz Agave Nectar
  • 2 oz Lime Juice
  • Sliced Green Apples for Garnish

How to:

Combine liquids in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into chilled martini glass. Garnish with a fan of thinly sliced green apples.

Midori Sour 

Ingredients

  • 1 oz. Midori melon liqueur
  • 1 oz. whiskey sour mix
  • 2 oz. Sprite
  • 2 cherries

How to: 

Fill glass with ice cubes. Add Midori liqueur, sour mix and Sprite. Stir quickly. Add cherries as garnish.

Lemons, oranges, pineapples, and grapefruit make yummy beverage bases

These yummy cocktails are for those who prefer their drink with a fruity taste. Delicious and fun, they are very easy to prepare and will make your body feel fresh and elevated.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 ounce Shellback Spiced Rum
  • 1 ounce Irish Whiskey
  • 1/4 ounce Vanilla Liqueur
  • 1/4 ounce Lemon Juice
  • Bar spoon of Brown Sugar
  • 2 ounces Brut Champagne

How to:

Combine brown sugar and liquids except champagne in cocktail shaker, no ice. Stir to dissolve brown sugar. Add ice. Shake to blend. Strain into highball glass over fresh ice. Top with brut champagne.

Kiss Me I’m Irish image

Ingredients:

  • 50ml/2 oz Belvedere Vodka
  • Dash Elderflower Syrup
  • 3 chunks pink grapefruit

How to:

Muddle grapefruit with elderflower cordial. Add crushed ice and churn. Re top with crushed ice and garnish with a pink grapefruit wedge.

 

 image (1)The Lucky Charm

Ingredients:

  • 1.5  Belvedere Bloody Mary
  • 1 oz  Pineapple juice
  • ¼ oz Lemon juice
  • 2 bar spoons Rosemary syrup

How to:

Shake and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a rosemary sprig.

 

Green Tea-ni Thyme 

  • 50ml/ 2 oz  Belvedere Lemon Tea  image (2)
  • 20ml/ ¾ oz Lemon Juice
  • 20ml/ ¾ oz Green Tea Syrup
  • 3 Sprigs Fresh Thyme

Gentle press thyme in base of shaker. Add remaining ingredients and shake hard over ice. Fine strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a sprig of thyme.

 

We hope you enjoy these fun Irish St. Patty’s Day cocktail ideas. Leave us a comment about your favorite one if you try them!

 

Easy Manicure Ideas with an Irish Spin for St. Patrick’s Day

4leaf-clover-nail-designsHolidays give us a fun excuse to paint our nails and get all dolled up for the occasion. St. Patrick’s Day is a fun and festive holiday that brings together the Irish culture along with the spirit of drinking and socializing. Hues of green, gold, black, and silver tend to bedeck the bars and other social venues where people will gather to celebrate. Consider these easy manicure ideas with an Irish spin to help you create lovely St. Patrick’s Day nail art designs.

Before you get started, be sure to gather all of your manicure and pedicure supplies as needed. Try to have a few different nail polish colors to give you some flexibility in painting your Irish nail designs. You can also try nail art decals if you find Irish or St. Patty’s Day themed nail tattoos and decals.

Easy St. Patty’s Day Manicure
Perhaps the simplest of all is the basic green and silver or green and gold manicure. Paint your nails in a shade of green that you like. Consider hunter green, jungle green, mint, and teal as just a few options. You can add a gold or silver glitter top coat to seal in the green base coat.

Shattered Irish Manicure
Try these steps for a fun and easy Irish manicure using the shatter nail polish products.
1.    Paint your nails green or teal.
2.    Apply a shatter top coat in gold or silver to get a stunning manicure.
3.    Apply a clear top coat to seal and protect your Irish nail art.

Clover or Shamrock Nail Art Designs
Painting a clover or shamrock on your nails can be the perfect way to prep your fingers and toes for St. Patty’s Day weekend. Try these steps for an easy shamrock or four-leaf clover nail design.
1.    Paint your desired background color, even a light green.
2.    Paint a single dot of darker green nail polish.
3.    Paint a second dot next to the first.
4.    Paint a third dot below one of the other dots.
5.    Paint a fourth dot in the open space between the others.
6.    Add a thin line for a stem.
7.    Apply a clear top coat to seal and protect your Irish clover nail art designs.

Mini Lucky Charms Nail Art Designs
Take inspiration from the cereal with the leprechaun mascot! Paint a different lucky charm on each fingernail… a purple horseshoe, blue moon, pink heart, red balloon, yellow and orange pot of gold, green clover, and a colorful rainbow. For a more consistent look, paint all your nails with the same background color.

These are just a few suggestions for easy manicures to try for St. Patty’s Day weekend. You can also try to do St. Patty’s Day pedicures for a fun and festive look that keeps your toes and feet fresh for springtime. If you have other ideas for Irish themed nail art designs or easy manicure ideas for this festive holiday, please share them in our comments below.