Cocktails For St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is a day for all things green and Irish.  Try these fun, green, and (maybe not so) Irish cocktails for  your St. Patrick’s day festivities!                                         

Lucky Leprechaun Cocktail
from Entertain With Mark Addison


  • 1 oz Midori Melon Liqueur
  • 1 oz Mailbu Rum
  • 6 oz Pineapple Juive
  • Lime wedge for garnish


  1. Mix ingredients in a glass or shaker with ice
  2. Pour over ice in a hurricane glass
  3. Garnish with a lime wedge

Green Sangria
From Drink of the Week

If you’re looking for something a little different for St. Patrick’s Day, this green sangria is a nice change of pace.


  • 1 bottle pinot grigio
  • 1 ½ oz Midori melon liqueur
  • ½ green apple, cored and sliced
  • ½ lime, sliced
  • ¼ English cucumber, sliced
  • 10 mint leaves
  • ½ kiwi fruit, peeled and sliced
  • Club soda to taste


Combine all ingredients except club soda in a pitcher and refrigerate for a minimum of two hours and a maximum of eight hours. For individual servings, spoon some of the fruit into a wine glass before pouring and then top off with a splash of club soda, diet lemon-lime soda or diet ginger ale to taste.

Herradura Green Agave Cocktail
From She Knows Food & Recipes


  • 1 1/2 oz. Herradura Silver tequila
  • 3/4 oz. melon liqueur
  • lime


  1. Add tequila, melon liqueur and a squeeze of lime into a shaker with ice.
  2. Shake for 15 seconds.
  3. Pour into a chilled cocktail glass.
  4. Garnish with shamrock carved lime and serve.

Bar Codes, Vintage Edition | Best Events Magazine

These modern classic cocktail recipes are a must!

Posted on February 22, 2011 by besteventseditor

Bar Codes, Vintage Edition Bar Codes, Vintage Edition | Best Events Magazine.

Modern Classics To Match The Experience


The craze for AMC Network’s “Mad Men” has made classic cocktails the ultimate cool companion for a night out. And if it’s a favorite of the show’s star bachelor, the dashingly dapper Don Draper, even better. Show your twenty and thirtysomethings you’re in the know by serving “The Waldorf Cocktail,” a version of Don’s go-to drink, the Old Fashioned.

The Waldorf Cocktail

1 ½ ounces Rittenhouse Rye Whiskey

1 ½ ounces sweet vermouth

1/2 ounce Absinthe or Pernod

3 dashes Angostura bitters

Stir over ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Add the garnish.


A crowd pleaser at Employees Only, one of the Big Apple’s most popular speakeasy bars, this refreshing and simple concoction makes for the perfect pick-me-up. Pour it over ice in pitchers and let the sharing begin.

West Side

2 ounces Charbay Meyer lemon vodka

1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice

1/2 ounce simple syrup

3 finger pinch fresh mint

1 splash club soda

Pour all ingredients except club soda into a mixing glass. Add ice and shake vigorously. Open the shaker and add a splash of club soda. Use a julep strainer to strain into a chilled cocktail glass.


The sidecar is of another era. This recipe dates back to the 1930s—no modifications, no additional ingredients needed. Serve this to a group of sophisticated clients who appreciate a classic cocktail, without the distractions. New York’s Brandy Library, a haven for cocktail enthusiasts, recommends this for a refined night out.


1 ½ ounces BL Cognac

1 ounce orange liqueur

1/2 ounce lemon juice

1/2 ounce simple syrup

Small splash of lime juice

Half a sugared rim