What is an Irish holiday without some Irish whiskey?
By Cari Jorgensen

Whether you’re wearing green, eating shepherd’s pie or toasting to Ireland’s patron saint, your St. Patrick’s Day celebration should include some Irish whiskey. Grab your favorite and drink it neat, on the rocks or in one of these cocktails:

Blarney Stone
Add 2 ounces of Irish whiskey and 1 ounce of freshly squeezed lime juice into a cocktail shaker and fill it with ice. Shake for about 15 seconds, until well chilled. Strain into an ice-filled highball glass. Top with chilled ginger beer and garnish with a twist of lime. (Recipe from Serious Eats)

Jameson Irish Mule
Fill a mason jar to the top with ice. Pour in a 1.5-ounce shot of Jameson whiskey. Fill the jar with ginger beer. Stir briefly and add in bitters. Take a large lime wedge, squeeze it and then drop it in the jar. (Recipe from Jameson Whiskey)

Irish Gold
Combine 2 parts Irish whiskey, 2 parts ginger ale, a splash of orange juice and ½ part peach schnapps in an ice-filled Collins glass. Garnish with a lime wheel. (Recipe from Ireland Whiskey Trail)

Zesty Irishman
Pour an ounce of Irish whiskey, ¾ ounces Drambuie, ¼ ounce triple sec and juice from half a lemon into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake until the tin is frosted, strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Add a splash of ginger ale and garnish with a twist of lemon. (Recipe from About Food)

Leprechaun
Pour 2 ounces of Irish whiskey over ice in a chilled old-fashioned glass. Top it with tonic water and stir it gently. Drop in a lemon twist and serve. (Recipe from Drinks Mixer)

Irish Coffee
Pour hot water in your mug or glass to heat it up and then pour it out. Pour 2 teaspoons of brown sugar and 4 ounces of strong coffee into your glass or mug. Stir until the sugar is dissolved. Add 1 ounce of Irish whiskey and stir again. Float 1 ounce of lightly whipped heavy cream on top by pouring it over the back of a spoon. Don’t stir it again. (Recipe from About Food)

How will you have your Irish whiskey this St. Patrick’s Day?