The Lucky Leprechaun Cocktail
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the Lucky Leprechaun cocktail. One glass of this green goodness is guaranteed to make you do an Irish jig.
How do you celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day? How about a nice Lucky Leprechaun Cocktail? Honestly, here in Georgia, it would not be St. Patrick’s Day without mentioning Savannah. Back in the day the city would dye the entire 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 the gazillion fountains located around the town and have a huge St. Patrick’s Day parade, so it is still worth a visit during the season.In honor of this fun Georgia tradition I wanted to share a bright green drink idea that tastes great and will have you doing a little jig in no time. Let’s be honest we will all drink entirely too many green beers, and Irish Car bombs for this holiday, LOL. Traditionally we think of having just an Irish whiskey or some type of Scotch which can also be very heavy, so why not lighten it up a bit with the Lucky Leprechaun cocktail? This particular drink can be made in large batches, which is perfect for large parties, or single pitchers for more intimate gatherings. It also still packs that Irish punch, but it won’t leave you feeling miserable the next day. They do tend to be a little bit on the sweeter side, since we are adding pineapple juice and Midori, but that Irish Whiskey, give s a nice bite at the finish.
Did you know? A leprechaun is a type of fairy of sorts, in Irish folklore. They are usually depicted as little bearded men, wearing a coat and hat, who partake in mischief. Sounds like the perfect drinking buddy to me, wink wink.
A Lucky Leprechaun Cocktail
- 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
- 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, which can be dyed green by soaking in food coloring overnight. Float a frozen shamrock on top of drink, to serve them perfectly chilled. Here I used a small shamrock cookie cutter, to cut out the shamrocks out of a pineapple, soaked them for a few hours in green food coloring and then froze them so they could double as ice cubes. *Please note that this post may contain affiliate links for your convenience. These involve no extra cost to you, but may result in me receiving a small commission – for which I am very grateful! You can view my full advertising disclosure here.
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