McStar 1’o79 St. Patty’s Day Stuff

We’re just a couple of days away from St. Patrick’s Day, and perhaps you’re looking to drink something a little more inventive than green beer.  (Not that there’s anything wrong with that!)

However, if you’re looking for something a little outside of the box, check out these four cocktails! A few of these, and you’ll be jigging with the best of them!


Shamrock Sour Cocktail

Sure…it’s follows the “add food coloring” shortcut of green beer, but it’s still an underutilized alternative on St. Paddy’s Day.

St. Patrick's Day: Shamrock Sour Cocktail

If you follow my posts for, you might have noticed this Shamrock Sour! I've been getting into the green spirit for the upcoming St. Patrick's Day holiday with this delicious cocktail! Yes, green beer might be the norm for this Irish celebration, but this Shamrock Sour is so good that I'm sure it will quickly become your favorite St.


Irish Flag Shot

Equal parts Irish cream, Licor 43 and green crème de menthe help create this smooth dessert shot.

Irish Flag Shot Recipe - Mix That Drink | Mix That Drink

The Irish Flag shot is a layered shooter cocktail featuring green creme de menthe, Baileys Irish Cream and Grand Marnier. This combination mimics the colors of the Irish flag - green, white and orange from bottom to top. There are several variations on this shot recipe. One uses Licor 43 instead of Grand Marnier.


Tipsy Leprechaun Cocktail

Speaking of dessert, this boozy milkshake combines the St. Pat’s trifecta: Jameson, Bailey’s and Guinness.

Tipsy Leprechaun Cocktail | Cocktail Recipes

Cocktail recipe for a Tipsy Leprechaun Cocktail made with 1.5 ounces Irish Whiskey, such as Jameson's 1 ounce Irish Cream Liqueur, such as Bailey's 3 ounces Guinness Stout 2 scoops vanilla 2 ounce chocolate syrup Optional garnish: Maraschino cherry

Irish Coffee

If all else fails, nothing beats an Irish Coffee topped with a mound of whipped cream.

Irish Coffee drink recipe | Mix That Drink

The Irish Coffee is a classic drink recipe featuring coffee and Irish whiskey. There are two variations on this cocktail, one with just Irish whiskey and coffee. If you prefer it sweeter, go with the optional Irish cream or sugar. This is a quintessential after dinner drink.


Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter. The first man she ever loved was Jack Daniel.  (True story.)

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.