1. Guinness Float Get your hands on a McDonald's Shamrock Shake. Place your shake in the freezer to harden for about 30 minutes. In a pint glass, pour a fresh Guinness three-quarters of the way to the lip of the glass. Take your shake out of the freezer and use an ice cream scoop or large spoon to scoop 2 to 3 scoops into your beer. Optional: Make a homemade shake using 2 to 3 cups vanilla ice cream, 1 cup skim milk, 1/4 teaspoon mint extract, and 4 to 6 drops green food colouring. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
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2. Jameson Jelly Shots Lime juice and whiskey in little jelly bites garnished with edible gold stars? Yes, please. Get the recipe from Sugar and Charm.
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3. The Grass is Greener In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine 1½ parts Absolut Citron, 1 part wheatgrass, ½ part lime juice, ¼ part agave nectar, and 2 to 3 mint leaves. Shake and strain into a short rocks glass with no ice. Garnish with a slice of watermelon radish.
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4. Irish Upon a Bar In a cocktail shaker, muddle the following ingredients: 2 diced, skinned chunks of cucumber, 2 diced, skinned chunks of kiwi, and a small sprig of fresh dill. Add 1 part Bombay Sapphire Gin, a drizzle of elderflower cordial, a drizzle of fresh lime juice, along with a large scoop of ice. Shake vigorously, then double strain into a chilled glass.
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5. Crabbie’s Paddy Pour 45mL Irish whiskey into a glass filled with plenty of ice. Add a bottle of Crabbie's Original Alcoholic Ginger Beer. Stir gently and enjoy.
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6. Baby Guinness Jelly Shots Guinness, Bailey's, coffee, and chocolate in a beautiful little shot. Yum. Get the recipe at Slim Pickin's Kitchen.
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7. The Green Beast In a glass or a punch bowl over ice, build your drink using 1 part Pernod Absinthe, 1 part simple syrup, 1 part fresh lime juice, and 4 parts water. Garnish with a thinly sliced cucumber wheel.
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8. Cucumber Celtic Climber Muddle 3 lime wedges and 2 cucumber wedges with ½ part agave nectar in a cocktail shaker. Add 1½ parts SVEDKA Cucumber Lime and ice. Shake and strain into a rocks glass with a salt and pepper rim.
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9. The Green Mary Instead of tomato juice, Claire Thomas of The Kitchy Kitchen swapped in some vegetables-infused vodka for a "bloody" Mary perfect for St. Patrick's Day. Get the recipe here.
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10. Gold Rush Pour 1 part Serpent's Bite whisky into a shot glass. Pour equal parts stout beer and sparkling wine into a pint glass, until the glass is half full. Drop the shot glass into the pint glass and drink up.
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11. Green Lemonade This is more of the kale and parsley green juice variety (recipe from Claire Thomas of The Kitchy Kitchenhere) but add a shot of something hard and you've got something like a "healthy" cocktail.
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12. Boozy Shamrock Shake You can't go wrong with the Shamrock Shake from McDonalds, but you could make it right by DIY-ing a boozy version at home. Get inspired with the recipe from Sugar & Cloth.
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13. Thyme Lot O’ Luck For thyme simple syrup: Combine 2 cups sugar, 1½ cups water, and 10 sprigs thyme in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer until the sugar has dissolved completely, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and place the syrup in the refrigerator to cool, about 90 minutes. Put 120mL chilled thyme simple syrup, 235mL dark rum, 90mL lemon juice, 355mL apple cider, and 4 dashes Angostura bitters in a large pitcher. Fill glasses with crushed ice and fill halfway with the mixture. Top with ONEHOPE Sparkling Wine and garnish with sprigs of thyme.
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14. Lucky Leprechaun Freeze small clovers in water in ice cube tray. Add clover ice cubes to a rocks glass. Combine ½ glass Irish whiskey with ½ glass ginger ale.
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15. Pickleback Shots Pickleback shots: Practically a classic. Pickleback shots in pickles: Mind-blowing. Find your favourite flavour pickles (dill, sour, garlic). Look for pickles about 13cm in length and 2.5 to 3.8cm thick. Cut each pickle in half, then slice off each end. Use a sharp knife to slice along the inner edges on one side of the pickle. Use the smallest end of a melon-baller to scoop out as much of the pickle as you can. Fill with 45mL Irish whiskey, take a shot. Then fill the pickle with 45mL pickle brine juice.
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16. Precision Pilot In a mixing glass filled with ice, add 1 part Tullamore D.E.W. Phoenix, 1 part Lillet Rosé, ¾ part Campari, and ½ part Combier Pamplemousse Rosé. Stir well until chilled and well mixed. Strain into a cocktail glass, add a dash of Peychaud's bitters, and express a grapefruit twist over the glass before discarding.
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17. The New Irish Breakfast In a shaker filled with ice, combine 60mL banana-infused Jameson and 30 to 60mL orange juice. Shake until cold, then pour into an old-fashioned glass over a large ice cube. Garnish with a pinch of black sugar sprinkles. How to make banana-infused Jameson: Slice 2 ripe bananas and put into a clean glass jar with an airtight lid. Pour half of a 750mL bottle of Jameson into the jar and close tightly. Let sit in a dark spot on the counter and turn the jar gently once a day. After 4 to 5 days, strain the banana slices out using a fine mesh strainer and pour the whiskey through a coffee filter back into the jar. Refrigerate for up to 1 month. Source: Cosmo US