St. Patty’s Day is one of America’s favorite drinking holidays aside from July 4th and it goes without saying Americans have a love affair with St. Patrick’s Day and green cocktails and beer.

According to, 60% Americans celebrate St. Paddy’s day and contributed to $5.9 Billion worth of sales in 2018 with most sales centering around beer & liquor sales.

Before getting into the Fighting Irish spirit, try thinking about tossing out the green beer & Guinness for a more tasteful Irish cocktail that will help you and your readers stay sane and nicely tipsy versus completely sloshed!

Gaelic Grasshopper – By Pamela Wiznitzer


  • 1.5oz Kerrygold Irish Cream Liqueur
  • 1oz Teeling Small Batch Irish whiskey
  • .5oz Brancamenta
  • .5oz Creme de Cacao

Directions: Shake lightly and strain over crushed ice. Garnish with mint and shaved chocolate

Proper Irish Coffee


  • 2 oz Proper No. Twelve Whiskey
  • 4 oz hot coffee
  • .75 oz simple syrup
  • 2-3 oz heavy cream

Directions: In a shaker or jar, shake or whip heavy cream until slightly thickened (not completely stiff) In a mug, add Proper No. Twelve Whiskey, hot coffee, and simple syrup. Stir carefully layer on top the thickened heavy cream until it covers the drink. Optional grating of nutmeg on top

The Notorious Cobbler ~ Created by Kevin Hooshangi & Tracey Eden of American Whiskey and Distilled NY



  • 1.5 oz of Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey
  • .75oz Tio Peppe Fino Sherry
  • .25 Lejay Casis
  • .5oz agave
  • 2 lemons muddled
  • Mint sprig garnish

Lucky Charms




  • Combine mint leaves and water and place into ice tray to freeze.
  • When Ice cubes are set, add vodka and top with Stella Rosa Gold.

HAIR OF THE TIGER ~ Created by Nick Fogel, Beverage Director, The Late Late Bar & Spirit Grocer



  • 2 oz Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey
  • .75 oz Pineapple
  • .5 oz Combier Apricot
  • .5 oz Ginger syrup
  • .5 oz Lime
  • Garnish: Cayenne

Directions: Combine all ingredients. Shake until chilled and double strain into a chilled coupe.

SWEET VICTORY ~ Created by Nick Fogel, Beverage Director, The Late Late Bar & Spirit Grocer



  • 1 oz Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey
  • .75 oz Lillet Blanc
  • .75 oz Lavender Syrup
  • Top with Sparkling Wine
  • Garnish Lavender Branch

Lavender Syrup

  • 2 cups Water
  • 2 cups White Sugar
  • 3 Lemon Twists
  • 3 tsp Loose Cooking Lavender

Directions: Combine in a sauce pan and simmer for 10 min. Allow to cool then strain into a glass bottle.