Ireland is famous for beverages and there are varieties of local drinks that make you fall in love. Do not forget to taste some of these authentic drinks when you are on a trip to Ireland or visiting an Irish pub. You can get on your merry way by trying these simple and fantastic drinks. Collect the ingredients, and you are all set to enjoy these cocktails in a few moments.
Irish people love beer, whiskey, Cider, Cream liquor, Mead, Poitin, and wine. Whiskey ‘, the water of life,’ is taken straight or mixed in Irish drinks while the beer has a dominating taste and makes an important ingredient for several Irish drinks Cider that is brewed from apples is consumed widely by the pint, the same as beer.
Cream liquors are popular and drunk moderately cool. Mead combines the sweetness of honey with alcohol and is medium strength liquor. Poitin is a strong spirit that is made from potatoes and is legally acceptable in Ireland. Although Wine is produced in smaller quantity, it has recently become a popular drink in Ireland. We have discussed some of the most popular Irish cocktails below:
The Black Nail
When you want to feel calmness in a busy life and need a break from your everyday routine, then sip this excellent drink. You will be relaxed in no time. It takes you away from darkness and fills with energy. The simple ingredients such as Irish whiskey, liqueur, and orange peel are used to make this drink.
The cocktail should be served chilled. Snacks like Veggie skewers, pizza, guacamole cup, potato poppers, and garlic bread go well with this beverage.
Irish Car Bomb
As the name suggests, this drink is going to add a blast to your celebrations. It is a favorite of many, and if you like a chocolate milkshake, then it will become your favorite too. Ingredients include Irish cream liqueur, Irish whiskey, and beer. The important thing is that you have to chug an entire beer in a single gulp as otherwise, the cream will curdle.
Try this drink with hummus, potato chips, rolls, popcorns, nachos or pizza.
When you want to celebrate a holiday or a special occasion then go ahead with this awesome cocktail and enjoy with cheer and charm. Club it with some Irish inspired dishes to make your celebrations more exciting. The ingredients are simple and include sugar, Angostura Bitters, Irish whiskey, Maraschino cherry, lemon peel, and orange slice.
Enjoy this fantastic drink with pizza, spicy guacamole, potato poppers, and nachos.
This drink is a subtle transformation of Irish coffee recipe. It makes vast enhancement in an average coffee cup. A couple of interesting touches spikes your coffee. Combining Irish whiskey, Kahlua coffee liqueur, Irish cream liqueur, freshly brewed coffee, and whipped cream gives a new version with a unique creaminess to the base of the drink.
Enjoy this exotic cocktail with cream cheesecake, tortillas, Deviled eggs, baked baby potatoes, chips and other snacks of your choice.
It is a simple cocktail that you can enjoy throughout the year. The drink with a fruity twist is super refreshing. It makes a great choice for a happy hour drink. Ingredients include Irish whiskey, peach schnapps, orange juice, and ginger ale. Enjoy this drink in Collins glass filled with crushed ice. It is perfect when enjoying a get-together or cocktail parties.
Cheese fondue, Guacamole cups, Fritters, and potato chips work well with this drink.
This cocktail is surprisingly delightful, and the constituents work well. When you are in a mood of anything smooth and slow but not boring, then this drink works wonderfully. Ingredients such as Drambuie (a Scotch whiskey-based liqueur), Irish whiskey, lemon juice, Triple sec, and ginger ale balance the taste.
This drink has an interesting twist where the liqueur is mixed with whiskey and citrus giving it a new perspective. Enjoy this cocktail with guacamole, potato poppers, pizza, and nachos.
The Blind Irish
It is a simple and exotic drink that not only looks great but tastes heavenly. This gem of the cocktail is refreshing and perfect for getting together or celebration. The ingredients include Angostura bitters, cinnamon apple simple syrup, whiskey, orange peel, and cherry. Combining these constituents will lend a perfect drink that clears your palate and has a pleasant taste.
Potato chips, rolls, popcorns, nachos or pizza taste great with this fantastic drink.
It is refreshing and a perfect cocktail for evening parties. You can serve this drink with simple snacks. Imbibe this, and you will feel invigorated in a minute or two. Combine ingredients such as muddled basil leaves along with vodka, lime juice, sweet & sour mix, and sugar. Stir well, and you are ready to enjoy this inebriant drink.
Nachos, cheesy popcorns, chips, guacamole, and spicy sandwich enhance the taste when paired with this cocktail.
The Irish Derby
If you are looking for a drink for an Irish-themed dinner party, then this is the best choice. The cocktail is multilayered with a delicious hint of orange. It incorporates Irish whiskey, sweet vermouth, Orange Curacao, lime juice and Angostura bitters. It is an Irish twist on the vintage cocktail recipe.
Originally this drink used bourbon as a base but there is a fun twist that makes use of slightly sweet and spicy, the citrusy Irish whiskey. So both these variants are flavorful, and you can enjoy them as per your choice. Pizza, fritters, potato chips, spicy guacamole taste great with these fantastic recipes.
This is essentially a Manhattan that combines Irish whiskey with orange bitters and sweet vermouth. It is a type of drink that does not need green dye to be an appropriate shamrock. It is pleasant and enjoyable. Serve this chilled drink to your guests and ready for the next round. This cocktail is perfect for a holiday celebration or St. Patrick’s day. Enjoy this great cocktail with homemade snacks and become the best host effortlessly.
So if you wish to feel the real Irish pride then make sure to enjoy some traditional Irish drinks while visiting here. Various cocktails which include Irish brands will guarantee a good time. You can even try them yourself with little attention, and get unique drinks that are beyond your imagination. Simple ingredients with a balanced taste and lovely presentation will make you fall in love with incredible Irish cocktails.