These Delicious Cocktails are the Second-Best Way to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day (The First Is in Ireland)

If you’re lucky enough to make it to Ireland, check out these 5 hidden gems. If not, say sláinte with these delicious cocktails for St. Patrick’s Day.

Aerial-view-of-The-Irish-Experience-Kayaking-Co-Wexford_master Tourism Ireland
Aerial view of The Irish Experience Kayaking Co in Wexford / Courtesy Tourism Ireland

If You’re in Ireland for St. Patrick’s Day, Check Our These 5 great hidden gems:

1/ A Sea Cave Kayaking Experience in County Wexford

Explore the sea caves and arches along the sunny southeast coast… and maybe meet a dolphin or two along the way!

Lough Ouler, Glendalough, County Wicklow/ Courtesy Tourism Ireland

2/ Hike Lugnaquilla in County Wicklow

The west of Ireland is better known for its mighty mountains, but Leinster’s highest peak is a great hike and it’s right on Dublin’s doorstep.

Glenlough Bay, County Donegal/ Courtesy Tourism Ireland

3/ Climb Tormore Island in County Donegal

Ireland’s highest sea stack is not for the faint hearted! Think you can handle it?

Marble Arch Caves Tourism Ireland
Marble Arch Caves / Courtesy Tourism Ireland

4/ Explore the Marble Arch Caves in County Fermanagh

Delve deep underground into a hidden world that was formed over 340 million years ago!

Blasket Islands Co Kerry Tourism Ireland
Blasket Islands Co Kerry/ Courtesy Tourism Ireland

5/ Hop aboard for Blasket Island Eco Marine Tours in County Kerry

Go whale, dolphin, seal, and birdwatching around the beautifully remote Blasket Islands and Dingle Bay.

If You’re At Home This Year: Say Sláinte in Style with these Whisky based cocktails

Jameson Irish Coffee

Jameson Irish Coffee
Jameson Irish Coffee / courtesy Brand


1 Part Cream

⅓ Part Demerara Sugar Syrup

3 Parts Espresso

1 ⅙ Parts Jameson Original

Grated Nutmeg

1 Vanilla Pod

How to mix:

Dissolve 2 parts Demerara sugar in 3 parts of boiling water for the syrup. Stir sugar syrup into 35ml Jameson in a warmed glass. Whip 30ml chilled double cream lightly until it starts to stiffen. Brew a 45ml shot of coffee into the glass from your espresso machine. Pour the whipped cream into the coffee over the back of a spoon so it floats on top. Garnish with a trimmed vanilla pod or a stick of cinnamon and dust with a grating of fresh nutmeg.

Jameson Irish Cosmo cocktail
Jameson Irish Cosmo/ Courtesy Brand

Jameson Irish Cosmo


1 ½ Parts Jameson Orange

¼ Part Lime Juice

½ Part Triple Sec

½ Part Cranberry Juice

How to mix:

Mix all ingredients in cocktail shaker, strain into couple glasses and garnish with an orange twist.

Guinness Draught Espresso Martini

Zack Berger / Photos for Guinness


1.0oz Zacapa Rum

1.0oz Mr. Black Coffee Liqueur

1.0oz Guinness Draught

1.0oz Espresso (cold)

A bar spoon of Giffard Pineapple

How to mix:

Shaken very well and served up.

Courtesy of Guinness

Guinness Black Velvet


3.0oz Champagne

3.0oz Guinness Original

How to mix:

In a flute glass, half Champagne and half Guinness.

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