Skip the Green Beer and Try these Delightful Cocktails

Wednesday 23rd, January 2019 / 14:11 Written by
Skip the Green Beer and Try these Delightful Cocktails

Skip the Green Beer & Try these Tasteful Cocktails for a More Refined St. Paddy’s Day

As you may have experienced, St. Paddy’s Day is one of America’s favorite drinking holidays aside from July 4th and the holidays. Whether you’ve been thrown up on or maybe had too many Irish Car bombs yourself—it goes without saying Americans have a love affair with St. Patrick’s Day.

According to, 60% Americans celebrate St. Paddy’s day and contributed to $5.9 Billion worth of sales in 2018 with most sales centering around beer & liquor sales.

Before getting into the Fighting Irish spirit, try thinking about tossing out the green beer & Guinness for a more tasteful Irish cocktail that will help you and your readers stay sane and nicely tipsy versus completely sloshed!

This liqueur is so good you will want to buy a bottle or two now:

Below please find a few Irish cocktails from PROPER No. TWELVE Irish Whiskey & Kerrygold Irish Cream to kick-off any St. Paddy’s festivities!

Proper Irish Coffee
2 oz Proper No. Twelve Whiskey
4 oz hot coffee
.75 oz simple syrup
2-3 oz heavy cream

  • In a shaker or jar, shake or whip heavy cream until slightly thickened (not completely stiff)
  • In a mug, add Proper No. Twelve Whiskey, hot coffee, and simple syrup
  • Stir
  • Carefully layer on top the thickened heavy cream until it covers the drink
  • Optional grating of nutmeg on top

Dublin 12 Old Fashioned

Skip the Green Beer
2 oz Proper No. Twelve Whiskey
1 Bar Spoon Simple Syrup
2 Dashes Angostura Bitters
Lemon Wedge

  • In a lowball glass, add Proper No. Twelve Whiskey, simple syrup and bitters
  • Add ice to the glass and stir together
  • Garnish with lemon wedge & cherry

Proper Manhattan

Skip the Green Beer
2 oz Proper No. Twelve Whiskey
1 oz sweet vermouth
3 dashes angostura bitters
1 brandied cherry

  • Combine Proper No. Twelve Whiskey, sweet vermouth, and bitters into a mixing vessel
  • Add ice and stir
  • Strain into a coupe/martini glass
  • Garnish with a cherry


Celtic Sipper

1.5 oz. Kerrygold Irish Cream Liqueur

2 oz. Zaya Gran Reserva

1.5 oz. Coconut Water

Shake cocktail and strain in a highball over ice. On a separate plate (or on the stove top) lightly toast some shredded coconut (or with a torch) and Sprinkle it on top of the drink.

Kerry’s Morning

1 oz. Kerrygold Irish Cream Liqueur

1.75 oz. Orange Infused Irish whiskey

.25 Demerara Syrup

2.5 oz. Strong Brewed Coffee

Shake all of the components and strain into a highball glass with ice. Garnish can be either chocolate shavings with orange zest, a chocolate dipped orange slice, or a fresh orange slice and square of chocolate!

Blended Blarney

Skip the Green Beer

1.5 oz. Kerrygold Irish Cream Liqueur

1.75 oz. Seagram’s Vodka

.5 oz. Honey Water

5-6 Slices of Banana

Pinch of Pink Sea Salt


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