Pouring Luck: St. Patrick’s Day Cocktails from the Cellar

March 8, 2024

Pouring Luck: 3-Ingredient St. Patrick’s Day Cocktails from the Cellar

St. Patrick’s Day is a celebration of all things Irish, and for many, that includes raising a glass or two. This year, we’re paying homage to the Emerald Isle with our own twist on classic St. Paddy’s Day spirits. Whether you’re entertaining a small gathering or simply indulging your inner leprechaun, our three easy-to-mix drinks are sure to add a bit of shamrock charm to your festivities. And the best part? Each recipe calls for just three ingredients, making them as simple as they are delicious.

Are you ready to celebrate the ‘Wearin’ o’ the Green’ with ease and taste? Bring out your inner mixologist and follow along for concoctions that are as easy as 1-2-3! 🍀

1. The Golden Margarita

Kick off your St. Patrick’s Day soirée with a rather apt cross-cultural concoction – The Golden Margarita. This twist on the traditional lime classic uses gold tequila to add a subtle Irish nod.

  • 2 oz Gold Tequila: The golden hue of gold tequila is not only rich in taste but coincidentally echoes the Leprechaun’s pot. It’s the first ingredient bringing that Irish charm.
  • 1 oz Orange Liqueur: Whether it’s Cointreau or Triple Sec, the orange liqueur brings a soft citrus kick that plays beautifully against the tequila.
  • 1 oz Fresh Lime Juice: The Margarita’s backbone – fresh lime juice adds a zesty flavor that ties this vibrant mix together.
  1. Moisten the rim of a margarita glass and dip it in coarse salt. Fill the glass with ice to chill.
  2. In a shaker, combine the tequila, orange liqueur, and lime juice with ice.
  3. Shake well and strain the mixture into the prepared glass.
  4. Garnish with a lime wheel and enjoy your golden libation!

2. Green Rum Runner

For a fun and festive option, consider the Green Rum Runner. This popular cocktail with its emerald twist is sure to delight with its fruity flavors and a touch of Irish magic.

  • 1 oz Banana Liqueur: The sweet and creamy banana liqueur not only gives the drink its distinct flavor but also its green hue, a nod to the lush landscapes of Ireland.
  • 1 oz Light Rum: The spirit base of this cocktail, light rum, provides the necessary punch without overpowering the other ingredients.
  • 1 oz Pineapple Juice: The tropical sweetness of pineapple juice rounds out the flavor profile, making for a smooth sipper.
  1. Fill a hurricane glass with ice. If you don’t have a hurricane glass, any tumbler will work.
  2. Pour the banana liqueur, light rum, and pineapple juice over the ice.
  3. Give the mix a quick stir to combine and garnish with a maraschino cherry (or two) for that finishing touch of the rainbow.

3. The Rainbow Cocktail

Go out with a splash of color and flavor that reflects the diverse range of celebrations during St. Patrick’s Day. The Rainbow Cocktail will not only awe your guests with its aesthetics but also with its taste.

  • 1 oz Grenadine: Start at the red of the rainbow with Grenadine, a popular cherry-flavored syrup. This will be the first layer of color in your cocktail.
  • 1 oz Blue Curacao: For the deeper end of the mixture, the Blue Curacao not only adds a pop of color but brings a bitter orange flavor for balance.
  • 1 oz Vodka: This unscented spirit is used here to form the white layer. Its neutrality won’t disrupt the color scheme or the taste profile.
  1. Pour the grenadine into a highball glass and fill with ice.
  2. Carefully layer the Blue Curacao over the grenadine by pouring it over the back of a spoon.
  3. Finally, do the same with the vodka to create the white layer.
  4. Serve with a stirring rod or spoon for your guests to mix the layers, watching the rainbow come to life before sipping away happily.

St. Patrick’s Day is not just about the festivities; it’s also about the warmth and joy of coming together. We’re delighted to have shared these simple yet tantalizing cocktail recipes that embody the spirit of the day.

For all your St. Paddy’s Day libations, The Wine and Spirits Cellar in Maryville, Tn is your one-stop shop for top-quality spirits, mixers, and all the accouterments you need. Visit us in-store or online, and our experts will be more than happy to guide you to the perfect pour.

Remember, you don’t have to be Irish to enjoy a good drink on St. Patrick’s Day, and with our recipes, you don’t have to be a master mixologist to make a great one. Sláinte!

Are you ready to create these engaging cocktails for your St. Patrick’s Day bash? Why wait? Head over to The Wine and Spirits Cellar in Maryville on Broadway Ave.