Sip the Emerald Isles

By Mallory Ambrose | March 06, 2024


Elevate Your St. Patrick’s Day with 5 Uniquely Crafted Irish Whiskey Cocktails

As March rolls around, the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day is on the horizon, and what better way to revel in the festivities than by indulging in the rich and nuanced world of Irish whiskey cocktails? Transform your on-premise experience with these delightful concoctions that pay homage to the lush green landscapes of Ireland.

St. Patrick’s Day, celebrated annually on March 17th, commemorates the death of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. Originating as a religious observance, the day has evolved into a global celebration of Irish culture. Its roots trace back to the early 17th century, with the first St. Patrick’s Day parade held in New York in 1762. Over time, the holiday has become synonymous with lively festivities, vibrant green attire, and, of course, traditional Irish beverages. Embracing the rich heritage of Ireland, St. Patrick’s Day provides the perfect occasion to indulge in the artistry of Irish whiskey cocktails, blending the spirit of the festivities with the allure of this iconic beverage.

Mai Tai with an Irish twist 

Photo courtesy of Lindsay Eberly for Three Dots & a Dash, Jameson Mai Tai

Three Dots & a Dash, an award-winning Chicago tiki bar located in the River North district will be serving up a special Jameson Mai Tai, exclusively for St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Made with Jameson Irish Whiskey, lime juice, dry curacao, almond orgeat made daily in-house by the Three Dots team. This delightful twist on the classic tropical cocktail blends the smooth richness of Jameson Irish Whiskey with the vibrant flavors of a traditional Mai Tai. The addition of Jameson gives the tropical cocktail a distinctive Irish charm, bringing a velvety texture and hint of oak to the drink. A refreshing and well-balanced libation, this cocktail offers a unique marriage of Irish warmth and tropical exuberance that is sure to captivate the taste buds of cocktail enthusiasts.

Shamrock Lemonade

Shamrock Lemonade at Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa

At Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa, this cocktail is made with Jameson Irish Whiskey, peach liqueur, sour, and lemon lime soda. When crafting the cocktail, they make sure to give it a green hue to ensure everyone avoids getting pinched!

“With Irish Whiskey and a dash of green, every sip of the Shamrock Lemonade leads to a pot of gold,” says Hoala Delima, ‘Umalu Manager.

Leprechaun’s Elixir

Leprechaun’s Elixir at The Regency Bar & Grill at the Loews Regency New York Hotel

At The Regency Bar & Grill at the Loews Regency New York Hotel, this sophisticated cocktail combines Jameson whiskey with a rich Guinness reduction that is balanced by the tartness of lemon juice. There’s also the addition of aquafaba for a velvety texture.

Leprechaun Lane

Leprechaun Lane at Moxy Phoenix Downtown

Found at Moxy Phoenix Downtown, Leprechaun Lane is a blend of sweetness and tartness. This cocktail begins with your chosen spirit (whiskey suggested). Midori, with its vibrant hue, lends a touch of sweetness akin to the laughter of leprechauns, while Blue Curaçao adds a splash of azure magic, reminiscent of the sky the morning of St. Patrick’s Day.

“Follow the winding path of whimsy and luck, where each sip of the Leprechaun Lane cocktail is a journey through emerald dreams and golden laughter,” says Alaina Alfonso, bartender.

Stroke of Midnight

At InterContinental New York Barclay’s restaurant The Parlour, The Stroke of Midnight features Sexton Single Malt Irish Whiskey, Barclay Honey (harvested from the bee apiary on the hotel’s rooftop!), orange bitters and Campo Viejo Cava.

At InterContinental New York Barclay’s restaurant The Parlour, The Stroke of Midnight features Sexton Single Malt Irish Whiskey, Barclay Honey (harvested from the bee apiary on the hotel’s rooftop!), orange bitters and Campo Viejo Cava.

“Behold the Stroke of Midnight cocktail, a shimmering elixir as radiant as the end of a rainbow, with the golden hue of Sexton Irish Whiskey and the sweet kiss of honey, topped off with effervescent Cava,” says Brett Bukofser, Senior Food & Beverage Manager. “A liquid tribute to St. Patrick’s Day, capturing the magic and allure of the Emerald Isle in every sip.”

Enhance your St. Patrick’s Day celebration this March with these Irish whiskey cocktails and transport yourself to the heart of Ireland with every sip. Sláinte!