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 ultra bright green drink idea that tastes great and will have you doing a little jig of your own in no time. Let’s be honest we will all drink entirely too many green beers, and Irish Car bombs for this holiday. Traditionally we think of having just an Irish whiskey or some type or Scotch which can also be so very heavy and get your tipsy quickly. 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 is what the Irish Whiskey is for, it gives 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, that partake in making 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. They can be dyed green by soaking in food coloring overnight. Float a frozen pineapple 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.
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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!
I absolutely love a festive cocktail! Somehow I keep forgetting it is St Patty’s this weekend!
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!
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!
this looks so fun! I love pineapple anything so this drink is totally up my alley!
Cute idea for St. Patricks day. I need to load up on green today.
This look so lush and delicious to taste ! I wish I can have a taste of this exclusive drink . Lovely post by the way .
It sneaked up on me too. This week has just flown by!
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.
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.
These look so fun and I love the pineapple shamrocks!
This will be so fun to serve this weekend! Thanks for the recipe!
Sounds and looks delicious! Definately want to try this!! On another note, Thank you for referring to St. Patrick’s Day as St. Patricks,’s Day and not St. Patty’s Day. As an Irish Catholic I appreciate you using the Saint Name correctly. I know its Petty, but I appreciate it. If you must shorten it Paddy not Patty. Daddy is a man and Patty is a woman!!!
Love it! So colorful and green is my favorite color! Just read a post about Irish history and now this Irish drink. Will try it, thanks for the share
Lovely shade of green! I’m impressed by the idea of the how cocktail is presented.
I love the name of the drink. Perfect for St Patricks Day!
Omg that’s bright ahahah I need to make it so fun!
I need one of these! Not only do they sound tasty, they’re pretty as well!
What a fun and easy cocktail to make for St. Patrick’s day! Perfect to serve if you are having a party.
What a fun, festive drink for St. Patrick’s day! I love how green it is!
I love this idea for St. Pattys day!!!
Cool. I spent a long time looking for a green cocktail and relevant content your article gave me new ideas, which is very helpful for my research. Thank you.
I love those floating pineapple ice cubes, how fun and delicious too! You could also use honeydew too, but pineapple tastes so much better especially in mixed drinks.
Jen, this is such a fun idea to celebrate this weekend, thank for the fun idea to fill up our cups and celebrate, cheers!
Loved this drink option for our green day gathering it was a nice change up from all the beer and whiskey.
Ooooo I love these little cuties for the holiday! So much fun and such a great green color too!