St. Patrick’s Day Drinks

About this Guide:

Whether you’re Irish or not, you need to drink something from the Emerald Isle on St. Patrick’s Day. While green-dyed beer works in a pinch, we have a few other (more delicious) ideas for you. So before March 17, check out these featured articles, Irish whiskey guides and cocktail recipes.

Irish Blonde

St Patrick’s Day is around the corner. Start preparing now.

Baileys Velvet Mocha

Curl up in front of the fireplace with this mixture of hot chocolate and java.

Gaelic Flip

Fortify yourself with the Irish-whiskey-and-egg Gaelic Flip cocktail.

Behind the Bar: Irish Whiskey Cocktails

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day year-round by mixing up these tasty concoctions from master mixologist Dale DeGroff.

The Blackthorn

This Irish-whiskey Manhattan has a subtle anise note.

One for the Road: Irish Bars

From New York to San Francisco, the best American pubs.

Irish Jack Rose

The classic Jack Rose cocktail gets a splash of Irish whiskey. Check out our recipe.

For the Love of Irish Pubs

Acclaimed author and advisory board member Gary Regan explains why he loves drinking at Irish bars.

Saintly Whiskey

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with one of these three spirits from the Emerald Isle.


This complex Irish whiskey-based spin on the Manhattan won’t fail to impress.


Go on a Continental tour with Irish whiskey, French vermouth and Spanish sherry.

Your New St. Patrick's Day Whiskey

Just in time for the holiday, we found four recently released Irish spirits you need to try.

Black Velvet

High-class meets working-class.

Irish Coffee

This hot, creamy, classic Irish Coffee will warm you to the bone.

Bushmills Irish Buck

A whiskey and ginger ale with a delicious citrus twist.

The Spirit of St. Patrick’s Day

Celebrate the holiday year-round with these four tasty Irish whiskies.


Irish whiskey is the backbone of this sweet-and-tart cocktail.

The Kilbeggan Secret Sour

An elegant spin on the classic Whiskey Sour, the Kilbeggan Secret Sour uses Irish whiskey, lemon and grapefruit.

The Copper

Strong black tea and spices give this Irish-whiskey-and-apple-juice tipple a kick.

Spirited Tour: Ireland

Do you really love Irish whiskey? Then you need to visit all four distilleries on the Emerald Isle that produce the usually smooth and honeyed spirit.


This tasty Irish whiskey concoction combines whiskey, sherry and orange marmalade with a soothing ginger syrup.

Behind the Bar: Irish Coffee

Master mixologist and advisory board member Dale DeGroff shares his secrets for fixing this classic caffeinated concoction.
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