This St. Patrick’s Day, embrace the luck of the Irish with festive cocktails! Skip the green beer and Guinness this year and enjoy a different type of crafted-drink – the following recipes are sure to please!
Montage Laguna Beach, Laguna Beach, CA
Montage Laguna Beach has put its own spin on the traditional Irish Coffee in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. Offering the Celtic Coffee in its newly renovated Lobby Lounge bar, the cocktail contains Meletti Amaro, Tia Maria coffee liqueur, Jameson Irish Whisky, Licor 43 and heavy cream. Served in a wine glass, the cocktail is a great pick-me-up for the Irish celebrations.
- ½ oz Meletti Amaro
- ½ oz Tia Maria coffee liqueur
- 2 oz Jameson Irish Whiskey
- ½ oz Licor 43
- 2 oz heavy cream
Appropriately named for the local Kapalua beach, Montage Kapalua Bay is offering guests the Lucky Lahaina cocktail, consisting of Crème de Menthe, Jameson Irish Whiskey, Godiva white chocolate liquor, and a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream. Topped off with fresh mint leaves, this cocktail is the perfect drink to enjoy along the Hawaiian beaches.
- 1oz. Jameson Irish Whiskey
- 1oz. Godiva White Chocolate Liquor
- 1oz. Crème de Menthe (green)
- 1 scoop of vanilla bean ice cream
- 8 fresh mint leaves
Montage Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills, CA
Inspired by the Irish slang for alcoholic beverages, Montage Beverly Hills constructed its Green Scoops cocktail to be served at The Garden Bar. The cocktail includes green cold press juice, Boodie’s Gin, Irish Whiskey, and agave nectar squeezed with fresh lime juice. The Green Scoop cocktail is served with one large, square ice cube and garnished with an orange edible flower and lime wedge – an ode to the Irish flag.
- 1 ½ oz Green Cold Press Juice (Cucumber, celery, parsley)
- 1 ½ oz Boodle’s Gin
- ½ oz Jameson’s Irish Whiskey
- ½ oz Agave Nectar
- Fresh Lime Juice
- Build all ingredients in a shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a rocks glass with one big square ice cube. Garnish with an orange colored edible flower and lime wedge.
Located in one of Africa’s last unspoiled wilderness regions, award-winning The Bushcamp Company in South Luangwa National Park is celebrating Zambia’s Emerald Season (when the landscape transforms from an earthy brown to a brilliant green) by serving guests the “Luangwa Emerald” cocktail. With a base of African Amarula Cream – made from the fruits of the South Luangwa Marula Tree – as well as peppermint liqueur and coffee liqueur, the drink is a brilliant green, perfect for good luck (and a good buzz) this St. Patrick’s Day!
Apple Mint Mojito
The Woodlands Resort, Woodlands, TX
Go green this St. Patrick’s Day with The Woodlands Resort’s Apple Mint Mojito. This garden-to-glass cocktail is shaken with fresh mint from the resort’s Chef’s Garden, lime juice, sweet & sour, Apple Pucker, Midori, and a splash of simple syrup. The fresh Apple Mint Mojito is served in a chilled glass and garnished with mint leaves and lime, making any traveler feel lucky this holiday.