Once celebrated with green beer and heavy stout, St. Patrick’s Day steps into the limelight this year, with a stylish martini from top-shelf Van Gogh Vodka. No need to say, “Kiss me, I’m Irish.” Bright and delicious, the green shamrock-tini guarantees your day will be kissed with good cheer. Courtesy Van Gogh Vodka.
1.5 ounces Van Gogh Melon Vodka
1 ounce Midori (melon liqueur)
Splash of orange juice
Pour Van Gogh Melon Vodka, Midori and orange juice into cocktail shaker. Add crushed ice and let stand for five seconds. Shake vigorously for five seconds. Strain into martini glass and garnish with an orange slice.
Malibu Pot O’ Gold
Pernod Ricard USA’s Spirits Desk offers an alternative to the typical green beer served at Paddy’s Day parties throughout the country. The following 4 original St. Patrick’s Day cocktails were created so that taste and style do not have to be compromised while toasting on March 17th. Recipe courtesy Malibu.
1/2 part Malibu Rum
1/2 part Malibu Pineapple Rum
1 part pineapple juice
Shake all ingredients together and serve up in a martini glass; garnish with a shamrock (widely available in craft stores).
Kahlua White Leprechaun
Recipe courtesy Kahlua.
2 parts Kahlua 1 part Jameson Irish Whiskey
2 parts half & half
Shake well with ice and strain into a rocks or martini glass. Garnish with fresh mint and vanilla bean.
Beefeater Emerald Isle-tini
Recipe courtesy Beefeater Gin.
2 parts Beefeater Gin
1 part simple syrup
1 large mint leaf
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with sprig of mint.
Tezon Shamrock Shooter
Recipe courtesy Tequila Tezon .
1 part Tequila Tezon Blanco
1 part Jameson Irish Whiskey
1/2 part melon liqueur
1/2 part orange juice
Juice of lemon wedge
Serve either over ice in a highball glass or as a shooter. Garnish with a single shamrock.