Whiskey Cocktail Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day

By Dirk Smits

If you’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day at home, consider making one of these whiskey cocktails.

They have been created by McConnell’s Irish Whisky. This 5-year-old blend was aged in American oak barrels and features notes of vanilla, nutmeg and other spices.

> Check out GAYOT’s Guide to St. Patrick’s Day

A’PEAR’antly Oblivious

2 slices fresh pear, chopped
2 small fresh figs
1/4 oz Besamim spiced liqueur
1/2 lemon, juiced
1/2 oz simple syrup
2 oz McConnell’s Irish Whisky
1 egg white

Shake all ingredients together for 30-60 seconds. Double strain into a chilled coupe. By Heather Wibbels (@Cocktail_contessa)


1.5 oz McConnell’s Irish Whisky
1 oz sweet vermouth
0.5 oz green chartreuse
0.5 oz chilled water
1 bar spoon cane sugar syrup
2 dashes orange bitters

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass, add ice, and stir until well chilled. Strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with orange peel wrapped maraschino cherries. By Ebby Kurian (@ebbydranks)

Irish Goodbye

1.5 oz McConnell’s Irish Whisky
3/4 oz coffee liqueur
3/4 oz amaro
1 barspoon Licor 43
2-3 dashes chicory pecan bitters
Orange oils

Stir all liquid ingredients with ice until chilled. Strain into glass. Express orange oils from peel and discard. By Brian Sandahl (@Heavymuddle)

> For more information, visit the McConnell’s Irish Whisky official website.