Grab your cocktail shaker and mix up an Irish Margarita! This is one of the most festive St. Patrick’s Day Ideas that you’ll use in your upcoming party.
Not only does this look like the perfect Irish cocktail for St. Patrick’s Day, but it also tastes like the best one, too!
Who knew tequila and Jameson could taste so good together? Well, not only do they taste incredible, but the sweet and sour margarita mix and bright green color set this drink apart as the ultimate St. Paddy’s Day drink!
Every party needs a trademark drink. Margaritas are known for setting the mood for laughter, music, and dancing!
When you add some green food coloring and pour it all in a fancy cocktail glass, you have the makings of a drink that your friends will rave about (and ask you to recreate at every party after this one).
Three Ways To Make Margaritas
There are three ways to make a margarita – frozen, on the rocks, or straight up. Mine is on the rocks, but let’s look at what sets them all apart.
Frozen margaritas are made in a blender and have the consistency of an alcoholic slushie. They are super-easy and fun to drink. You could make this St. Patrick’s Day margarita a frozen one – try it and see if you like it that way.
Margarita on the rocks means it is poured over ice. That’s how I made my recipe.
Then you can also just make it straight up. This is without any ice at all. This is the least watered-down version and is also the most difficult to drink really quickly.
How To Make A St. Patrick’s Day Margarita
All the exact steps are in the printable recipe card, just a little bit further below. This drink is surprisingly simple. In fact, if you’ve ever made a shaken cocktail before, you’ll think this is a breeze.
After you have all your ingredients ready, prepare your glass by salting the rim. Then, shake all the ingredients together in a shaker and pour it over ice in your salted class. Don’t forget the garnish! That’s the fun part!
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Irish Margarita Ingredients
NOTE: If you don’t want to mix the whiskey and tequila, use only one of the types of alcohol you like best.
Best Type of Alcohol For St. Patrick’s Day Margaritas
I used both tequila and Jameson in my St. Paddy’s Day cocktail.
The best type of tequila is entirely up to your own preference. My favorite is Patron Silver. Try to use agave tequila in this recipe.
If you want to indulge a bit, Clase Azul Reposado is one of the most premium types of tequila. It is aged for 8 months in oak barrels and sold in bottles that are so gorgeous you’ll want to decorate with them.
Don’t forget to keep it authentic and only use a real Irish whiskey. Jameson is the most popular and easiest to find.
You really don’t need very many supplies to make a memorable green cocktail for St. Patrick’s Day.
More St. Patrick’s Day Cocktails:
Green drinks are always popular but it is also fun to serve festive jello shots at your St. Patrick’s Day party! Have them ready when guests arrive – the party will be a big hit!
- Irish Mojito Made With Whiskey
- Irish Flag St. Patrick’s Day Jello Shots
- Green Cocktail – Emerald Sunrise
- Perfectly Delicious Bailey’s Jello Shots
- Pot O’ Gold Jello Shots
- Shamrock St. Patrick’s Day Martini
- The Best St. Patrick’s Day Drinks | Green Cocktails
- Irish Paloma Cocktail
Always drink responsibly.
- Cocktail Shaker
- 1 whole Lime juiced
- 2 ounces Jameson
- 1 ounce Tequila
- 1 drop Green Food Coloring
- 3 ounces Sweet and Sour Margarita Mix
- ` Salt
- Rim your glasses with margarita salt.
- Set to the side.
- In a large cocktail shaker add lime juice, Jameson, tequila, green food coloring, and ice.
- Cover and shake well.
- Strain into a 12-oz. ice-filled glass.
- Garnish with limes and mint.
Grab your cocktail shaker and mix up an Irish Margarita! This is a festive St. Patrick’s Day green drink that you can serve to your guests. Not only does this look like the perfect Irish cocktail for St. Patrick’s Day, it tastes like the best one, too! So give this Jameson margarita a try – it’s an easy St. Paddy’s Day drink!
More St. Patrick’s Day Recipes:
As you prepare for a St. Patricks’s Day party, here are some more recipes you should make too!
- Rainbow Chocolate Covered Pretzels
- St. Patrick’s Day Rice Krispie Treats
- Lucky Charms Rice Krispie Treats
- St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Cookies
- St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Desserts
- Corned Beef Hash Recipe