When you think of St. Patrick's Day, there's a good chance you visualize getting lucky while drinking Irish whisky and wearing tons of green. While that's what most people do to celebrate the holiday, this year might be the perfect time to change things up a bit—because, really, who wants all those beer carbs or a killer whisky hangover, right?
Rather than down a bunch of straight Jameson and do your fair share of Irish car bombs, here are some untraditional St. Patty's Day cocktails you might want to try out. We promise you'll thank us.
Directions: Combine all ingredients into shaker. Shake for 10 seconds. Strain in Rocks Glass. Top with Lager Whipped Cream. Garnish with Shaved Chocolate.
Directions: Shake with ice and strain into an ice-filled rocks glass.
Directions: Combine ingredients and muddle with Cilantro. Serve over ice in highball glass and garnish with Lime.
Directions: Combine the tomatillos, tomatoes, the 2 cucumbers, 2 garlic cloves, 2 tablespoons of the lime juice, 1 Serrano chile, and 1 teaspoon kosher salt in a blender and process until very smooth, at least 30 seconds. To make one drink, place 2 cilantro sprigs in the bottom of a cocktail shaker and, using a wooden spoon or muddler, tap on the cilantro until it’s bruised. Combine 5 ounces of the Base with the vodka, the horseradish, hot sauce, Worcestershire, celery seeds, and juice from the lime wedge in a cocktail shaker. Add ice to fill halfway then stir with a bar spoon until the shaker is cold, about 10 stirs. Pour the drink and ice into a serving glass, garnish with any or all of the garnishes.
Directions: Combine ingredients, shake and server over ice. Garnish with mint sprig and lime wedge.
Now go forth and enjoy St. Patrick's Day, friends—just do it responsibly no matter how you decide to get your booze on.
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