The Lucky Leprechaun

The Lucky Leprechaun

Celebrate St. Patrick Day with a Lucky Leprechaun cocktail. One glass of this green goodness is guaranteed to make you do an Irish jig. 

Easter is so early this year, I feel as if we have booted poor old St. Patrick’s Day to the curb. Honestly, it would not be St. Patrick’s Day here in Georgia without mentioning Savannah. Back in the day they would dye the Savannah River green in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. While I think this is an EPA issue to do so now, they still dye all the water in their gazillion fountains  around town and have a huge St. Patty’s Day parade.

I wanted to share a fun green drink idea that actually tastes great. Let’s be honest we will all drink entirely too many green beer’s, and Irish Car bombs for this holiday, LOL. So, why not mix it up a bit with a Lucky Leprechaun? A leprechaun is a type of fairy in Irish folklore. They are usually depicted as little bearded men, wearing a coat and hat, who partake in mischief. Sounds like the perfect drink buddy to me, wink wink. 

This particular drink can be made in large batches which is perfect for large parties, or single pitchers for more intimate gatherings. It also packs an Irish punch, but it won’t leave you feeling miserable the next day. They do tend to be  a little on the sweeter side, but that the Irish Whiskey, give s a nice bite at the finish.

5 from 1 vote

Lucky Leprechaun Punch

Course Drinks
Cuisine Irish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 4


  • 6 cups Pineapple Juice
  • 1 cup Midori
  • 1/2 -2/3 cup Irish Whiskey depends on how strong your want them to be
  • 1 Pineapple


  1. Slice Pineapple into disks and use a shamrock cookie cutter to make pineapple floaters. Mix all ingredients above into a pitcher and chill prior to serving. 

You can garnish these sweet little cocktails with these easy pineapple shamrocks. Float shamrock on top of drink, to serve them perfectly chilled. I used a small shamrock cookie cutter, to cut out the shamrocks and then froze them. I found the perfect cookie cutter at Sur la Table, and they tend to have the best selection.   

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  1. Sana Nasir

    5 stars
    Good work

  2. Love the idea of using the Shamrock cookie cutter! These are so festive! I love Saint Patricks Day (I’m Irish) but I won’t be celebrating this year because I will be traveling all day!

  3. I absolutely love a festive cocktail! Somehow I keep forgetting it is St Patty’s this weekend!

  4. 5 stars
    Hm it looks interesting! I am not a big fan of coctails, – I am drinking just wine, but that one looks delicious and really would like to try it out!

  5. 5 stars
    I’ve never really been into celebrating St-Patties Day but those Leprechaun Cocktails are making me want to celebrate this yeat! I really love those pineapple shamrocks, such an awesome idea!

  6. Angela Hoyos

    5 stars
    this looks so fun! I love pineapple anything so this drink is totally up my alley!

  7. Cute idea for St. Patricks day. I need to load up on green today.

  8. LamBam

    This look so lush and delicious to taste ! I wish I can have a taste of this exclusive drink . Lovely post by the way .

  9. It sneaked up on me too. This week has just flown by!

  10. 5 stars
    These look incredibly easy to make and I love that they would be sweet tasty over bitter. I love this idea and they look amazing.

  11. 5 stars
    So clever to use a cookie cutter for the pineapple Jen, this is a tip I am going to use many times over for all sorts of shapes and beverages.

  12. This will be so fun to serve this weekend! Thanks for the recipe!

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