It seems that every St Patrick’s Day is a little of the same. Have some corned beef and cabbage, drink some green beer, and wear something with a shamrock on it. Or at least some green, so you don’t get pinched! This year, though, we’re gonna mix it up a little. Check out these awesome green St Patrick’s Day cocktails from around the world. Each of these signature St Patrick’s Day cocktails are available at one of the fabulous Hilton resorts in the Caribbean and Latin America.
St Patrick’s Day Cocktails from the Caribbean
Kiwi Piña Colada at Caribar, Caribe Hilton
The original piña colada, the official drink of Puerto Rico, was created at Caribe Hilton just over 60 years ago. This St. Patrick’s Day twist on the world-famous cocktail comes as the hotel anticipates its brand new bar—Caribar—opening in March 2015, promising new takes on the old classic.
Kiwi Piña Colada Recipe:
- 2 oz. rum
- 1 oz. coconut cream
- 1 oz. heavy cream
- 6 oz. fresh pineapple juice
- ½ cup crushed ice
- 6 oz. Kiwi tropical fruit
Blend together and serve. Garnish with a cherry and a kiwi wheel.
Leprechaun’s Treasure, created by Francisco De Los Santos for Sol & Sombra Bar at Hilton Santo Domingo
Created in a heated mixology competition, Leprechaun’s Treasure includes a variety of green ingredients, complementary flavors and slushy ice for a too-tasty way to celebrate Ireland’s patron saint and the beginning of spring. Such a perfect St Patrick’s Day cocktail!
Leprechaun’s Treasure Recipe:
- 1.5 oz. Midori Liquor
- 1.5 oz. White Dominican Rum
- ½ oz. key lime juice
- ½ oz. liquid sugar
- Splash of sprite
- 0.5 oz. Green crème de menthe
- Crushed ice snowball (this is the treasure!)
- Rocks or margarita glass
- Half a key lime (muddled)
Combine Midori, rum, key lime juice, and liquid sugar with ice. Stir, then strain over the crushed ice snowball with muddled lime. Top with a splash of sprite and green creme de menthe.
St. Paddy’s Crunch, by Yackeisha Marcelina for Captain Bligh’s at Hilton Curaçao
The Irish spirit of simplicity inspired the simple but festive St. Paddy’s Crunch. The taste, color and catchy name promises multiple rounds of this green cocktail.
St. Paddy’s Crunch Recipe:
- 2 oz. of vodka
- ½ oz. of Midori
- Spearmint leaf
Fill the glass halfway with ice. Add vodka and Midori. Mix the contents using an agitator or a straw. Place a spearmint leaf at the top, within the ice.
Deschamps Green, by Lewis Deschamps for Bar Perle Noire at Embassy Suites by Hilton Santo Domingo
From Hilton Worldwide’s newest hotel in the Caribbean, opened in June 2014, comes the delectable Deschamps Green, a sweet and sour drink that looks and tastes like adult candy.
Deschamps Green Recipe:
- 2 oz. White Rum
- ½ mint
- 1 ½ oz. lemon juice
- 2 oz. Passion Fruit Juice
- 1 oz. liquid sugar
Combine ingredients. Serve in frosted margarita glass, garnished with salt and lemon twist
St. Patrick’s Day Sin, created by Rodman Paixão for Canvas Bar at Hilton São Paulo, Morumbi
An audacious blend of Jameson Irish Whiskey, sour Midori and sweet sugar syrup, Canvas Bar’s St. Patrick’s Day cocktail is a sinfully delicious homage to Ireland’s favorite liquors.
St. Patrick’s Day Sin Recipe:
- 25 mL Freshly grated Basil and Lemon Juice
- 20 mL sugar syrup
- 10 mL Chartreuse
- ½ mL Midori
- 1 shot of Jameson
Foam Ingredients and Presentation Instructions:
Add all ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice. Dry shake and double strain into a cocktail glass. Add egg white foam—1 egg white for every 16 oz. of lemon juice