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7 delicious St Patrick's Day cocktail recipes to get the celebrations started

You won't need the luck of the Irish to whip up these tasty tipples!

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Chloe Best
Lifestyle Features Editor
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Guinness black velvet

Let's get the celebrations started! Raise a toast this St Patrick's Day with our round-up of tasty and easy cocktail recipes. Featuring traditional Irish tipples such as Guinness Extra Stout and Feeney's Irish Cream liqueur, these cocktails will make a tasty addition to your St Patrick's Day festivities.

SEE: 6 delicious Irish recipes for your St Patrick's Day celebrations

Guinness Black Velvet Cocktail 


  • ½ flute champagne
  • ½ flute Guinness Extra Stout


Pour the Guinness Extra Stout into a clean/ polished champagne flute. Top up the glass with champagne, being careful to ensure there is no overspill. The Guinness Black Velvet should have a good dark colour with a frothy head, resembling a Pint of Guinness.


The Feeney's Cream Breeze 


  • 20ml Feeney's Irish cream liqueur
  • 15ml Muldoon whiskey
  • 20ml stout syrup
  • A sprig of mint


Mix ingredients in glass. Top with crushed ice. Garnish with a sprig of mint.

south side irish cocktail

South Side


  • 2 parts BULLDOG Gin
  • 1 part Lemon Juice
  • 5 Mint Leaves
  • 0.75 parts Simple Syrup


Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a rocks glass full of ice and garnish with a sprig of mint or rosemary.


Mint Sprig / Rosemary

Thats the spirit

That’s the Spirit 


  • 1 oz. Crystal Head Vodka
  • ½ oz. premium melon liqueur
  • 3-4 fresh mint leaves
  • ¼ oz. freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 ½ oz. fresh pineapple juice


Muddle mint leaves and Crystal Head in a shaker. Add ice and remaining ingredients then shake well. Strain and pour into a cocktail glass.


Sprig of fresh mint

The Stonewell

The Stonewell and Gortinore honey twist 


  • 25ml stonewell cider
  • 35ml Gortinore whiskey
  • 25ml lemon juice
  • 20ml honey syrup
  • 25ml soda water
  • mint
  • Absinthe spray


Pour the whiskey, cider, lemon juice and honey syrup in a glass over ice.

Top with soda water, garnish with sprig of mint. Spray with absinthe spray.

The Teeling

The Teeling & Fentimans Pink Grapefruit Tonic


  • 50ml Teeling Blended Irish Whiskey
  • 125ml Fentimans Pink Grapefruit Tonic Water


Build in a highball with Plenty of ice and garnish with a sprig of Rosemary and a slice of fresh orange.

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