3 Irish Whiskey Cocktails for St Patrick’s Day

When it comes to celebrating St Patrick’s Day, stay away from green-coloured drinks and toast St Paddy’s with these delicious Irish whiskey cocktails.

Irish Whiskey Cocktails

Shown above from left to right, the Short and Stout highlights the flavour notes of Jameson Caskmates with the use of a simple to make Stout syrup. The New York Sour works particularly well with the spice, nutty and fruit flavours of Jameson Black Barrel while the Red Bird by Swan ‘Swany’ Kanongataa of The Wild Rover highlights the complexity of Redbreast 12 yo in a mix of amaro, honey and walnut bitters.

Here’s how to say cheers to the Emerald Isle with three easy to make St. Patrick’s Day cocktails.

Jameson Caskmates Cocktail ‘Short and Stout’


  • 40ml Jameson Caskmates
  • 20ml Stout syrup

Glassware: coupette


Add all ingredients to a mixing glass over ice and stir to chill. Strain into a chilled coupette.

To make the Stout syrup, combine equal parts of stout and caster sugar and stir to dissolve. Heat very gently if required.

New York Sour


  • 60ml Jameson Black Barrel
  • 30ml fresh lemon juice
  • 20ml sugar syrup
  • 1 dash of Angostura Bitters
  • 1 egg white
  • 20ml of red wine

Glassware: tumbler


In a cocktail shaker, combine all ingredients except the red wine and dry shake. Add ice and shake again until cold. Fine strain into a tumbler with a large ice block, and drizzle the wine around the top of the cocktail.

Red Bird

Cocktail created by Swan ‘Swany’ Kanongataa of The Wild Rover in Sydney.


  • 45 ml Redbreast 12 yo
  • 15 ml Amaro Averna
  • 10 ml honey
  • 2 dashes of walnut bitters

Glassware: coupette
Garnish: orange peel


Add all ingredients to a mixing glass with ice and stir until chilled. Run the orange peel around the rim of the glass, express the oils then discard.

You may also like: Essential Guide to Irish Whiskey

Photo taken at The Wild Rover by Cocktails & Bars – © Copyright: All rights reserved.

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3 Irish Whiskey Cocktails for St Patrick’s Day was last modified: August 21st, 2017 by Corinne Mossati
Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of Cocktails & Bars and popular online magazine Gourmantic. She is named in the Australian Bartender Magazine Top 100 Most Influential List since 2013, is a member of The World’s 50 Best Bars Academy who judges the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions. Read the full bio here.