St. Patrick's Day Cocktails Paired with Irish Toasts & Sage Sayings
Yes, we spiked these St. Paddy's-inspired cocktails with an extra shot of Irish wisdom. But go easy on 'em. You don't want to make a holy show of yourself. Remember, it's often a man's mouth that breaks his nose. Right, enough foostering about! Let's get to the booze and the worldly wisdom.
A Pint of the Black Stuff
Dark, rich and slow from the tap, stout beer with its telltale foamy top is an Irish classic. Fancy a jar?
Add a shot of Irish Wisdom: May you live to be a hundred years with one extra year to repent.
Shots of Green
No point denying it, drinking green stuff is fun. But if you're not feeling punchy for St. Paddy's, keep things simple. Just tilt back a shot of Crème de menthe liqueur, melon liqueur, or Green Chartreuse liqueur. Perfect for raising a toast to the Emerald Isle. Sláinte!
Add a shot of Irish Wisdom: Honey is sweet, but don't lick it off a briar.
An Irish Boilermaker
Can't decide between a pint of Guinness and a shot of Irish whiskey? There's always...
You know the drill. Fill a pint glass about 2/3 full with stout; fill a shot glass with either your favorite Irish whiskey or Irish cream liqueur, or a combination of the two. Drop the shot glass into the pint glass. Thrill to the bubbly frothing effect it creates, and drink it in one gulp. Just be careful you don't go fully fluthered on us.
Add a shot of Irish Wisdom: You'll never plow a field by turning it over in your mind.
Original Irish Cream
Make your own version of Baileys Irish Cream. It's Irish whiskey mixed with cream, chocolate syrup, coffee granules, chocolate, and vanilla and almond extracts.
Add a shot of Irish Wisdom: If you buy what you don't need, you might have to sell what you do.
St. Patrick's Day Jell-O Shots
"A fun and tasty way of keeping your Jell-O shots Irish," says Yoly. "Just add Irish whiskey and Baileys Strawberries & Cream liqueur to your layered shot glasses."
Add a shot of Irish Wisdom: Forgetting a debt doesn't mean it's paid.
Chocolate Mint Shot
Three kinds of liqueur add up to a shot that tastes like a chocolate mint cookie.
Add a shot of Irish Wisdom: Here's to a long life and a merry one. A quick death and an easy one. A pretty girl and an honest one. A cold pint and another one!
Irish Black Russian
It's Moscow meets Dublin. Vodka and coffee liqueur combine with Guinness and cola.
Add a shot of Irish Wisdom: A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures.
St. Michael's Irish Americano
One for the Irish-Americans.
Add a shot of Irish Wisdom: Where the tongue slips, it speaks the truth.
Dublin Kiss (St. Patrick's Day Shot)
"This creamy St. Patrick's Day shot has a kiss of mint with the addition of a splash of creme de menthe," says fabeverydayblog.
Add a shot of Irish Wisdom: It is better to spend money like there's no tomorrow than to spend tonight like there's no money.
Non-Alcoholic Mint Cooler
For the teetotalers and the wee ones, here's a refreshing minty green treat.
Add a shot of non-alcoholic Irish Wisdom: There is no luck except where there is discipline.