Cocktails Recipe

3 Simple Cocktails to Enjoy on St.Patricks Day

St Patrick’s Day began as a religious celebration for the patron saint of Ireland. But now the roots of this day, held on the 17th March every year, bears little resemblance to the international festival it’s become today. There’s street parties. Family get-togethers. Huge celebrations. And you can always count on there being a few drinks available.

Take a look at our top three Irish cocktails below. There's no Guinness. No bright green drinks. These cocktails are all about the Irish whiskey. They’re so simple to make. Yet so satisfying to sip.

Black Nail Cocktail

Ingredients Equipment from
1 Measure Irish Whiskey Jigger
1 Measure Whiskey-Based Liqueur Tumbler Glasses
Orange Peel to Garnish Canele Cutter


  1. Grab a glass and hold it under cold water for a couple of minutes. This stops the ice from melting too quickly and keeps your cocktail at an ideal temperature.
  2. Dry the glass and drop in some ice cubes. 
  3. Pour in your measures of Irish whiskey and whiskey-based liqueur and gently stir with a spoon. 
  4. Use a canele cutter to slice some orange peel. Garnish your drink with the orange zest twist and drink before the ice melts. 

The Emerald Cocktail

Ingredients Equipment from
2 Measures Irish Whiskey Mixing Glass
1 Measure Sweet Vermouth Long Bar Spoon
2 Dashes Orange Bitters Strainer


  1. Pour all the ingredients into a tall mixing glass. 
  2. Fill with cracked ice and stir well with a long bar spoon for 30 seconds. 
  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a slice of orange.

Irish Coffee

Ingredients Equipment from
1 Measure Irish Whiskey Jigger
1 Mug of Freshly Brewed Coffee Coffee Glasses
1 Tablespoon Demerara Sugar
Slightly Whipped Heavy Cream


  1. Grab a tall coffee glass and add hot water to preheat it. 
  2. Once the glass is hot, empty the water and pour in the hot coffee until the mug is 3/4 full.
  3. Add the Demerara sugar and stir until it's completely dissolved. 
  4. Blend in the Irish whiskey.
  5. Either pour the cream over the back of a spoon into the glass or use whipped cream and finish with a sprinkle of Demerara sugar.   

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