Well, St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, and y’all know I love to mix up a fun cocktail or two. I thought that this might be the perfect time to make a few quick & easy St Patricks Day cocktails. These are honestly SO simple, I promise. I mean, they max out at three ingredients! My husband happens to enjoy a Guinness now & then, and we had a few in the fridge, so this one has a little bit of a theme: Guinness!
Easy St Patricks Day Cocktails: Baby Guinness
WHAT YOU’LL NEED FOR YOUR BABY GUINNESS COCKTAIL
Bailey’s Irish Cream
This sneaky little shot is a sweet one, but it looks just like a tiny glass of Guinness!
Here’s what to do:
Fill a shot glass almost to the top with your favorite coffee liqueur (I used Patron Cafe). Top with Bailey’s Irish Cream…and that’s it! This one is best served chilled, so stick the coffee liqueur in the freezer and get it nice & cold when you’re planning to make some of these!
Oh, and how do you keep the layers separate? Here’s the trick: pour the base first, then grab a spoon. Flip it over backwards, and slowly pour the Irish cream over the back of the spoon.
Easy St Patricks Day Cocktails: Black Velvet
WHAT YOU’LL NEED FOR YOUR BLACK VELVET COCKTAIL
Guinness Extra Stout
Champagne or Sparkling Wine
This is a little bit lighter and perfect for anyone who loves a sparkling cocktail.
Here’s what you need:
Any glass of your choice (I mixed this one in a tall pilsner glass for these photos, but I made one to drink in a champagne flute and it was much more manageable for me to drink.) Fill the glass halfway with Guinness, then top it off with sparkling wine. If you like the more separated look, use that same trick from the Baby Guinness and you’ll get a pretty gradient in your glass.
Easy St Patricks Day Cocktails: Mocha Guinness Float
WHAT YOU’LL NEED FOR YOUR MOCHA GUINNESS FLOAT:
Guinness Extra Stout
Coffee Ice Cream
Dark Chocolate Syrup
How about an a really indulgent, boozy dessert?
Grab a frosted mug out of your freezer (we always keep a couple in there and honestly, it’s totally worth it for any kind of float or milkshake you’re making.) Fill it with a few scoops of coffee ice cream and then SLOWLY pour in your Guinness. It’s going to foam up, and it’s easy to make a big mess when you’re making this float. Once you get the float just how you like it, drizzle a good bit of dark chocolate syrup on top. And then…just grab a spoon and dig in!