A Few Last Minute St. Patrick’s Day Drinks

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St._Patricks_Day_green_beer_shamrockSt. Patrick’s day falls on a Tuesday this year, and for most of us that means this past weekend we went hardcore. The bar crawls here in Orlando were EVERYWHERE. For the die hard drinkers you’re probably gonna keep the party going all the way through Tuesday and hit the bars for round 2. But for those of us that aren’t, because you know we have jobs, here’s a few recipes you can make at home. It’s a compromise but still a win win. Several of the brands we work with sent us in a few suggestions and they’re a step up from the typical green beer and Irish Car Bombs.

Drinks- 545Bourbon Tarragon Cooler – Created by Elad Zvi, Co-Founder, Bar-Lab

  • 2 parts serrano-infused Maker’s Mark® Bourbon
  • 1 part freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ part agave syrup
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 cup ice
  • 4 sprigs tarragon

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend on high until the ice is pureed. Serve immediately.

Serrano-infused Maker’s Mark® Bourbon

  • 2 cups Maker’s Mark® Bourbon
  • 1 piece serrano pepper, cut in half and deseeded

Combine the pepper and Maker’s Mark® Bourbon in an airtight container and allow it to macerate for at least 2 days. Store in the fridge and shake container gently twice a day.

SugarIslandGreenSwizzleGreen Swizzle

  • 2 parts Sugar Island Spiced Rum
  • 1 part lime juice
  • ½ part Tres Agaves Cocktail Ready Agave Nectar
  • 6-8 mint leaves
  • 2 dashes angostura bitters

Add all ingredients to a glass and fill with crushed ice. Stir until glass is frosted, and garnish with lime and dash of bitters.


Mint Margarita

  • 1 part Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
  • 2 ½ parts club soda
  • 1 part fresh lime juice
  • 1 bunch of fresh mint
  • 1 part sugar
  • Salt to rim (optional)
  • Extra mint leaves (for garnish)
  • Lime wedge (for garnish)

In a glass, muddle together the mint leaves, sugar and lime juice until they start to melt together. Add tequila. Fill glass with ice and pour cocktail mixture 3/4 of the way to the top of each glass. If you want, rim your glass with salt by rubbing the rim with a lime wedge and dipping in a plate of salt. Fill glass with club soda and garnish with an extra sprig of mint and lime wedge.

Leprechauns Limeade 11Leprechaun’s Limeade

  • 1 ½ parts CRUZ Tequila
  • 1 part Fresh Lime Juice
  • Lime Wedges

Muddle limes, shake, and pour over ice. Garnish with lime.

Lucky Rita

  • 1 part Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
  • ½ part DeKuyper® Melon Liqueur
  • 2 parts limeade
  • Sugar
  • Lemon slice ( for garnish)

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice combine all ingredients and shake to chill. Strain into a cocktail glass filled with ice and rimmed with sugar. Garnish with a lemon slice. Enjoy!

Sour Apple Margarita

  • 1 part Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
  • ½ part DeKuyper® Sour Apple Pucker
  • 2 parts frozen limeade
  • 2 parts apple juice
  • 1 Granny Smith Apple (for garnish)

Combine all ingredients in a shaker filled with ice. Mix well and refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve chilled or over ice. Garnish with apple slice.


Alex is a full time consultant with 10+ years experience in the wine & spirits + consumer packaged goods industries. He is not a professional bartender, but is BarSmarts certified and makes a mean caipirinha. When not writing, Alex can be found traveling, spending time with his family, or bar hopping.

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