Saint Patrick's Day Drink Recipes!

As I went home on Monday night as drunk as drunk could be,
I saw a horse outside the door where my old horse should be.
Well, I called me wife and I asked her if she’d kindly tell me,
Who owned the horse outside the door where my old horse should be.
Ay, you’re drunk, you’re drunk, you silly old fool, so still you cannot see,
That there’s the lovely sow that me mother sent to me.

Alright, so that probably belongs in the thread about Irish songs, but this thread is for sharing your favorite Irish cocktails, beers, whiskeys, et al. I just made me a Belfast Car Bomb and, all bad jokes about the IRA aside, I think I’m good for the night.

The Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster’s got some stiff Ayrish competition, if ah do say so m’self. I had one of these once before, but I much prefer my version with a proper slow pour of Guinnes, some Jameson 12 Year Reserve, and some Carolan’s Irish Cream. Screw the regular whiskey and the Bailey’s! I don’t think I could stomach more than two of these in rapid succession, much less one, but oh, what a fine cocktail.

Share your favorite liquid recipes, brothers and sisters!

I would’ve thought that with the proliferation of threads about Saint Patrick’s Day, there’d be at least one person with a unique and festive drink to share which doesn’t come straight from a bottle or can. Clearly, I’m mistaken. Thanks for reading (and not posting), folks!

Well I was drinking smirnoff and cidona (Irish apple flavoured soft-drink) last night. I’m not sure if I would recommend it though hehe.

We bought some minty green mudslide. It was rancid and had lumps in it, so stuck to Guinness instead.

The only Irish cocktail I know is the “tricolor” - first pour creme de menthe, then slowly add vodka, then top off with slow-poured whiskey. Bada bing, the Irish flag in a shot glass. (Or is it the reverse order? Whatever, it’s quite tricky to stop the two spirits from mixing.)


(a) It’s not as if the Irish have some long and glorious history of cocktailian expertise.

(b) St. Patrick’s Day = Amateur Night. A lot of people who are into drinking simply don’t do St. Patrick’s Day, Cinco de Mayo, and so forth.

I made black and tans. Let the pile on begin! :smiley:

I cobbled together a recipe for Irish Cream this winter, from several others that I found online. Here, let’s see if I can find it and remember what I did, as it was crazy good… don’t forget, I rarely measure when I cook.

Irish Cream

2 cups Irish Whiskey
1 cup half and half
1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp instant coffee granules
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 T chocolate syrup

I mixed them all straight in the bottle and shook it, but I think a blender might be applicable here. And I’m sure that I used more than 2 tablespoons of chocolate. Several of the recipes I saw called for coconut extract, but I don’t like that, so I skipped it.

It was *really * good. And extremely bad for you.

Oh, and I’ve just remembered another genuine Irish cocktail straight outta Dublin: named after a kids’ ice cream, beloved of Dublin teenagers, and banned in most pubs - the Fat Frog:

Totally disgusting.

What’s with all the vodka mixers? Vodka isn’t exactly the first spirit that comes to mind when one thinks of Ireland! But then, I’m an amateur since I’m drinking on St. Pat’s. :rolleyes:

jjimm: Sorry to hear about the mudslide. Have you actually tried the Tricolor? Sounds revolting, so I’ll probably try it sometime, hehe. I think I may give the Fat Frog a miss, though … unless I’m throwing a sleepover party.

Queen Bruin: I was having Guinness/Harp B&T’s all day long. I was pleasantly toasted (without being wasted) well into the evening. :slight_smile:

Jules: I was using Carolan’s Irish Cream to make Starbuck’s Irish Frappaccinos for dessert last night. Yummy. I’m gonna try your recipe after I run out of Carolan’s.

I made mine with Bass.

Yeah, I’m going to hell. In my defense though, my St. Pat’s was a combo with St. David’s, 'cause I didn’t have time to get down with my bad Welsh self on the first. I shoulda made a run to BevMo for something specifically Welsh, but it’s finals week and I’m lazy like that.

So now I’m doubly going to hell!

Poteen isn’t commonly available, so vodka would end up being a reasonable substitute.

I couldn’t even indulge (WAH), due to a nasty cold, but…here’s one of my fav “Irish” drink recipes.

Nutty Irishman - 1/2 Bailey’s and 1/2 Frangelico

I’ll leave the actual measurements to you. These can be served straight up, on the rocks, or as a “Hot Nutty Irishman”, w/ coffee. They are sublime, but I couldn’t drink a whole lot of them…I don’t think? (I’ve surprised myself before… :frowning: )

If I had been out and at the top of my form, however, there would’ve been a few Car Bombs in my night last night, I know that!