Irish or not, you're in luck this St. Patrick's Day because we're sharing our favorite green ginger beer cocktail recipes for those of you who plan to kick back and sip the day away. These three fresh + fruity concoctions are full of flavor, festive as can be and better than any pot of gold you could discover... well maybe we shouldn't go that far ;) Just a few sips of these St. Patrick's Day inspired cocktails and we guarantee you'll be ready to shake your shamrocks.
Sour Ginger Apple Cocktail via Mom On the Side
1/2 oz. Deep Eddy Lemon Vodka
1 oz. Smirnoff Sour Apple Vodka
1 1/2 oz. Apple juice
1 1/2 oz. Barritt's Ginger Beer
Green apple slices
Add Deep Eddy Lemon Vodka, Smirnoff Sour Apple Vodka and apple juice into an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Shake until combined before straining into a glass. Top with Barritt's Ginger Beer and garnish with a green apple slice.
Pear Irish Mule via Sugar and Charm
3 oz. Jameson Irish Whiskey
2 Limes, juiced
1 tbsp. Pear puree
Barritt's Ginger Beer
Puree one very ripe pear and the juice of half of a lime in the food processor until smooth. Combine Jameson Irish Whiskey, the juice of one lime and pear puree in a copper mug. Stir together before topping with Barritt's Ginger Beer. Garnish with a lime wheel, pear slice and mint.
Pot of Gold Cocktail via The Spruce
2 oz. Tito's Vodka
1/2 oz. Elderflower liqueur
1 oz. Barritt's Ginger Beer
4 Cucumber slices
8 Mint leaves
Muddle three cucumber slices and seven mint leaves in a cocktail shaker. Add Tito's Vodka and elderflower liqueur and shake until combined. Strain into a chilled glass or copper mug and top with Barritt's Ginger Beer. Garnish with a cucumber slice and fresh mint leaf.
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