St. Patrick’s Day invites us to celebrate the arrival of spring. This holiday, inspired by Irish traditions, has developed into a favourite throughout North America. As a day associated with festive libations, revelers have created many cocktail recipes around Irish or springtime themes. You can rely on our liquor store in Downtown Vancouver to stock the beers, wines, liquor, and specialty ingredients that you might need for drink-making on St. Patrick’s day. Consider using one or more of the following recipes for your party.
- Chocolate Guinness Float
A tall glass of dark Guinness beer looks like a milkshake anyway, so why not add ice cream? Vanilla ice cream relaxes brilliantly into the foamy beer. Drizzle with a chocolate Guinness sauce, and you have an indulgent beverage. Our beer store in Vancouver sells Guinness products and other dark craft brews if you’d like to experiment with the beer float concept.
- Green Dublin Cocktail
This recipe uses Jameson Irish whiskey mixed with sour apple schnapps to give it a green colour. White cranberry juice smoothly binds the flavours, and fresh mint leaves and thin slices of green apple serve as garnishes.
- Irish Buck
The Irish buck has broad appeal and is easy to make. Ginger ale and fresh lime juice provide a base for your choice of Irish whiskey, and St. Regis Fine Wine & Spirits has an extensive selection of liquor in Vancouver when you want to shop for fine whiskeys.
- Misty Mint
You can make mint-lovers happy by mixing Misty Mints. The recipe calls for white rum and green creme de menthe. The ice helps to mellow the sweetness. You can substitute vodka for rum if you prefer. Liquor stores in Vancouver such as St. Regis Fine Wine & Spirits will have everything you need to prepare these easy cocktails.
- Blood Orange Shandy
This recipe relies on wheat beer and offers a tasty alternative to the heavy Guinness drinks that attract attention on St. Patrick’s Day. The blood orange shandy recipe works well with any wheat beer. The orange bitters are optional but add a lot of flavourful depth to this simple blend of wheat beer and blood orange juice.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day from the St. Regis Fine Wine & Spirits team!