7 Traditional Irish Cocktails You Can Make Right Now

You may be looking for something celebratory or it may soon be time to search your closet for green to honor Ireland's most well-known saint. We want to go beyond a pint of green beer in this case (a light-colored beer with a squirt of food coloring). Whether these beverages are served hot or ice-chilled, they will all undoubtedly heat up your luck of the Irish spirit.

Half and Half

It's a Black and Tan, a traditional pub drink mixed with black beer and light beer, but don't call it that in Ireland because that word has a bad connotation there.
The dark beer, such as Guinness stout, is placed on top when it is served in a pint glass. The cousin of this layered cocktail is the Black ‘n Black: chilled Guinness stout with a shot of blackcurrant.

Irish Coffee

While early versions of this coffee, cream and whiskey standard were reportedly enjoyed in Austria, Germany and Denmark in the mid-1800s, the modern incarnation we all know and love dates from the mid-20th century. Best served in a glass Irish coffee mug, this whiskey and coffee combo is made festive with a dash of brown sugar and the beverage’s distinctive cream head.

Irish Mudslide

St. Patrick's Day wouldn't be the same without a splash of green in your drink, right? The Irish Mudslide is a blended dessert beverage for cheery lightweights that is made with Jameson, Kahlua, Baileys, half and half, and green food coloring. Add chocolate sauce, whipped cream, and/or ice cream for a truly festive touch. Remember to use the straw.

Whiskey and Cranberry

Whether you like Bushmills or Jameson, this is a potent cocktail that can be made quickly as long as you have an old-fashioned glass on hand to serve it in. With just the two titular primary ingredients, plus the customary garnish of a lime wedge and real cranberries, if you have any on hand, you can't go wrong. Serve chilled.


Baileys is a well-known and iconic after-dinner beverage made with Irish whiskey, cream, and cocoa that is typically served on the rocks. Baileys, which was created in Dublin and comes in delectable flavors like red velvet and apple pie, can be used for celebrations all year long because of its 24-month shelf life.

Boru Dry Martini

This cocktail, produced with dry vermouth, Boru Irish vodka (which boasts a clarity acquired through five distillations), and the necessary olive, will appeal to sophisticated drinkers. The vodka is mixed, filtered, and then added after the dry vermouth is swirled in a chilled martini glass.

Dublin Apple

This shaken and strained cocktail is perfect for schnapps lovers: The Green Dublin Cocktail is a sophisticated drink prepared with Irish whiskey, cranberry juice, and green apple schnapps. It is presented in a chilled martini glass with an apple garnish. Cheers!

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