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This article written by Robert Haynes-Peterson was originally published on AskMen.


10 Real Irish Drinks You Should Be Drinking For St. Paddy's Day

Did you know the color associated with St. Patrick is blue, not green? 'Tis true, says Tullamore D.E.W. brand ambassador Tim Herlihy. "The importance of green can be attributed to St. Patrick using the shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity to the pagan Irish. It was also used in the 18th century as a symbol of Irish rebellion and patriotism."

The following Irish whiskies and cocktails provide grown-up alternatives to green beer and Irish Car Bombs. We've also asked honest-to-God Irishmen how they celebrate the feast day for St. Patrick. Erin go Bragh!

10) Innis & Gunn Irish Whiskey Cask Stout

9) Powers John Lane 12-Year – Recipe: Whiskey in the Jar

8) Redbreast 21 – Recipe: Gaelic Gold Rush

7) Teeling Irish Whiskey – Recipe: Hot Blooded Cocktail

6) 2 Gingers – Recipe: Big Ginger

5) Tullamore D.E.W. Phoenix – Recipe: Montserrat Cocktail

4) Irish Mist – Recipe: The Emerald Cocktail

3) Concannon – Recipe: Fools Paradise

2) Jameson Black Barrel Reserve – Recipe: Men In Tights Cocktail

1) Green Spot