Irish-Inspired Luck: Our Must-Try Recipe

Hello there! Today I am thrilled to share with you my very own luck of the Irish cocktail recipe. With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, what better way to celebrate than with a delicious and festive drink in hand?

As a chef specializing in British cuisine, I find that it’s important to pay homage to other cultures as well, and there’s no better way to do so than with this classic Irish cocktail. The combination of sweet peach schnapps, tangy pineapple juice, and bold Irish whiskey creates a flavor sensation that will leave you feeling like the luckiest person in the room.

But don’t worry if you’re not so keen on strong alcoholic drinks. This recipe includes a few modifications for a milder version, perfect for those who want to enjoy the flavors of this traditional Irish cocktail without feeling too tipsy.

So, get ready to impress your guests or treat yourself to a little something special with this fantastic luck of the Irish cocktail recipe!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Luck of the Irish
Luck of the Irish

Are you tired of the same old St. Patrick’s day festivities? Switch things up with a Luck of the Irish cocktail! Not only is it perfectly sweet, but it packs a punch with its prominent whiskey flavor. Trust me, this drink will transport you straight to the emerald isles.

But why settle for just any ordinary drink? The Luck of the Irish cocktail takes traditional Irish drinks and amps it up with modern twists. Its ingredients call for Jameson Irish whiskey, peach schnapps, and pineapple juice, to give you a harmonious blend of flavors that’ll make your taste buds dance. And let’s not forget about its signature green color, achieved through one drop of food coloring. It’s so visually appealing, it will give any green beer a run for its money!

This cocktail recipe has everything you need to make St. Patrick’s Day unforgettable – a kick of Irish whiskey mixed with sweet and tangy juices that will have you feeling festive in no time. So if you want to impress your friends and guests with something different than green beer, try out this Luck of the Irish cocktail recipe!

Ingredient List

 A warm and hearty Irish stew like no other!
A warm and hearty Irish stew like no other!

Let’s go over the ingredients needed for this Luck of the Irish Cocktail Recipe. Here is what you’ll need:


  • 2 oz. Jameson Irish Whiskey
  • 1 oz. Peach Schnapps
  • 3 oz. Pineapple Juice
  • 1 oz. Sweet Vermouth
  • 1 drop Green Food Coloring
  • 2 oz. Lime Soda

Optional alcohol substitutions and variations:

  • For a stronger whiskey flavor, you can use a 10-year-old single malt whiskey (1 oz.) instead of Jameson.
  • You can also opt for blue curacao to add a blue tint to the green cocktail.
  • If you prefer a creamier texture, you can add in a shot of Irish Cream.

Other ingredients:

  • Ice Cubes
  • 1 drop Green Food Coloring
  • ¼ cup shaved mint candy for garnish

With these ingredients ready, let’s move on to the next section to learn how to prepare this delicious cocktail!

The Recipe How-To

 Get lucky with every bite of this savory dish
Get lucky with every bite of this savory dish

Now that we have all of our ingredients, it’s time to start mixing up some luck of the Irish cocktails! This recipe makes one drink, so adjust accordingly.

Step 1: Gather Your Tools and Ingredients

Make sure you have all your ingredients measured out and ready to go. Grab a cocktail shaker or a mixing glass to combine everything in, along with a strainer to strain the final product. Don’t forget the ice!

Step 2: Combine the Liquids

In your cocktail shaker or mixing glass, combine 2 oz Jameson Irish Whiskey, 1 oz peach schnapps, 3 oz pineapple juice, and 1 oz sweet vermouth. Stir the liquids until they’re well combined.

Step 3: Add Coloring

Drop just one drop of green food coloring into the mixture. It doesn’t take much to get that perfect St Patricks Day vibe! If you don’t want to use food coloring, that’s okay—the drink will still taste great without it.

Step 4: Shake or Stir With Ice

Fill the cocktail shaker with ice and shake for at least 10 seconds or stir in the mixing glass. This will help chill and dilute the whiskey peach mixture.

Step 5: Strain and Add Lime Soda

After shaking or stirring your cocktail mixture with ice, strain it into a glass filled with ice cubes. Then add one splash of lime soda for an extra fizz.

Step 6: Garnish With Mint and Candy

There are a few different ways you can garnish your drink depending on your preferences. Some people shave fresh mint over their drink for added aroma, while others might prefer using a mint candy on top as a fun little surprise.

Enjoy your drink just as is or alongside some traditional Irish treats like spicy soda bread or buttery scones. Slainte!

Substitutions and Variations

 Let the aroma of this traditional Irish recipe transport you to the Emerald Isle
Let the aroma of this traditional Irish recipe transport you to the Emerald Isle

While the Luck of the Irish cocktail recipe is already impressive, there are a few substitutions and variations you can make to give your drink an exciting twist. If you’re feeling adventurous, try these substitutions and experiment with different variations to create a unique and personalized cocktail:

1. Vodka Peach: Substitute Irish whiskey for vodka, and peach schnapps for whiskey peach schnapps. This version still offers the refreshing taste of peach, but it’s lighter and smoother.

2. Kiwi Pineapple: Swap pineapple juice for kiwi juice, which will bring some additional tartness to the drink. You’ll have a juicy, tropical cocktail that everyone will love.

3. Green Apple Surprise: If you want to stay on-theme with green St. Patrick’s Day drinks while giving it an unusual flavor twist, try swapping out peach schnapps for sour apple liqueur. Stir in a little whipped cream vodka to make it extra decadent.

4. Blueberry Lemon-Lime: Add blue curaçao to give your drink a deep blue color, then add lemon-lime soda to add citrusy fizz that compliments tanginess from cranberry juice.

5. Irish Coffee Martini: Replace pineapple juice with freshly brewed coffee to make it more of an after-dinner drink or a great alternative to an espresso martini.

Regardless of your substitution or variation of choice, be sure to follow the recipe instructions closely so you don’t lose out on the traditional Irish flavors in this Luck of the Irish cocktail recipe. Cheers!

Serving and Pairing

 Perfect for cozy nights in or gatherings with friends
Perfect for cozy nights in or gatherings with friends

Once you have your Luck of the Irish cocktail in hand, it’s time to think about what to serve alongside it. This drink is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations or as a refreshing treat on a warm summer day.

Pairing with food can be a little tricky since the drink has such a unique flavor profile, but there are certainly some options that will complement it nicely. Consider serving this drink alongside Irish-inspired fare like fish and chips or shepherd’s pie. The sweet and tangy flavors in the cocktail will balance out the richness of these dishes perfectly.

If you’re looking for a dessert pairing, consider whipping up an Irish cake recipe or serving shots of Irish cream alongside your cocktails. These sweet treats will provide the perfect balance to the tanginess of the drink, making for a truly delightful experience for your taste buds.

Alternatively, you can enjoy this drink on its own as a digestif after a meal or while watching an Irish movie. You’ll be surprised at how effortlessly it pairs with different types of food and drinks.

No matter how you choose to serve and pair your Luck of the Irish cocktail, you’re sure to delight your guests with this whimsical and tasty concoction.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 That perfect combination of meat, potatoes, and vegetables bursting with flavor
That perfect combination of meat, potatoes, and vegetables bursting with flavor

Whether you’re hosting a St. Patrick’s party or just want to enjoy a Luck of the Irish cocktail at home, it’s important to know how to store, reheat and make the cocktail ahead of time. Luckily, this recipe is quite versatile when it comes to storage.

To make the cocktail ahead of time, you can shake all the non-sparkling ingredients together and store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 24 hours. Keep in mind that you will need to add the lime soda and ice cubes before serving.

When it comes to storing leftovers, simply pour any remaining cocktail into a clean glass jar or bottle with an airtight lid and refrigerate. The cocktail will last for up to three days, but I must say, it might have lost its freshness by that time!

Now, reheating a cocktail is not something we do every day. However, if you want to serve this tipple warm on a chilly evening, start by placing the cranberry juice and sweet vermouth in a small pan over low heat until heated through. Once heated through, remove from heat and stir in Irish whiskey and 1 drop green food coloring. To finish it off, pour Irish whiskey peach schnapps mixture into mixtures and stir.

Remember, this recipe is all about having fun! Whether you’re enjoying it freshly made or after storing for a few hours, it’s sure to bring out that tipsy luck in everyone who tries it.

Tips for Perfect Results

 A soul-warming dish that is guaranteed to satisfy even the biggest appetites.
A soul-warming dish that is guaranteed to satisfy even the biggest appetites.

When making the Luck of the Irish Cocktail, there are a few tips I can share to ensure that you achieve perfect results. Here are my top tips!

Firstly, be sure to measure all ingredients accurately. The ratio of whiskey, peach schnapps and pineapple juice is crucial to achieving the perfect balance of sweet and sour flavors. Use a jigger or measuring cup to make sure you get the amounts just right.

Secondly, invest in high-quality ingredients. Using good quality Irish whiskey can make a world of difference in the overall taste of the cocktail. Consider using a 10-year-old single malt whiskey, such as Jameson Irish Whiskey, for added complexity and depth of flavor.

Thirdly, chill your cocktail shaker and glasses before use. A chilled shaker will help the ingredients stay cold during the mixing process and prevent ice from melting too quickly. Chilled glasses will also keep your cocktail cooler for longer.

Fourthly, shake with ice cubes for no more than 10 seconds. Over-shaking with ice can dilute the cocktail and diminish its flavor. Be sure to shake vigorously for those 10 seconds, though, to ensure that all ingredients are well combined.

Fifthly, consider adding a drop of green food coloring to give your cocktail that festive St. Patrick’s Day vibe. Alternatively, garnish with a fresh mint sprig or shave some green candy on top for extra flair.

Lastly, don’t be afraid to experiment with variations and substitutions! Try swapping out cranberry juice for peach schnapps or adding in some blue curacao for an even more vibrant green color. The possibilities are endless with this Luck of the Irish Cocktail recipe!

By following these tips and embracing your creativity when it comes to variations, you’ll be able to make an irresistible Irish cocktail that will leave everyone feeling lucky!


Now that you have a comprehensive understanding of the Luck of the Irish Recipe, it’s time to address some of the most common questions surrounding this cocktail recipe. Let’s take a look at some frequently asked questions so that you can be fully equipped to make the perfect drink for St. Patrick’s Day or any occasion calling for a little luck o’ the Irish.

How do you make luck of the Irish?

For this recipe, we will be using 1 ounce of West Cork Distillers’ 10-year-old single-malt Irish whiskey, 1 ounce of sweet vermouth, and 1 ounce of green Chartreuse.

What is tipsy luck of the Irish drink?

For this recipe, we will be combining 3 ounces of Jameson Irish Whiskey, 2 ounces of Peach Schnapps, 2 ounces of Pineapple Juice, and 3 ounces of Lime Sparkling Soda. The resulting cocktail will be a delightful blend of sweet and sour flavors with a fun fizzy finish.

What do the Irish drink on St Patricks Day?

On March 17th, many individuals indulge in festive drinks to commemorate St. Patrick’s Day. While some may opt for traditional options such as Guinness, green beer, and Jameson shots, there are plenty of other delicious and unique beverages to try.

What is the mixed drink for St Patrick’s Day?

Looking for a refreshing cocktail to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Try out a Mint Julep! Made with only three ingredients – bourbon, simple syrup, and mint – this drink is easy to make and perfect for those looking for a lighter option. Check out the Mint Julep recipe below!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the Luck of the Irish cocktail recipe is a perfect addition to your St. Patrick’s Day celebration. With its sweet and tangy taste, it is sure to delight everyone who tries it. The combination of Jameson Irish whiskey and peach schnapps gives this drink its unique flavor, making it a standout among traditional Irish cocktails.

Whether you’re hosting a party or just want to make an Irish-themed drink for yourself, this recipe is quick and easy to make. With simple ingredients that you might already have in your kitchen, there’s no need to spend extra money on expensive drinks at the bar.

Furthermore, this cocktail can be customized to your liking by experimenting with different variations and substitutions. You can also easily adjust the recipe to create non-alcoholic versions or even use it as a base for dessert or cake recipes.

So why not give the Luck of the Irish cocktail a try this St. Patrick’s Day? Not only will you impress your friends with your bartending skills, but you’ll also be able to enjoy a tipsy luck that only comes around once a year. Cheers!

Luck of the Irish

Luck of the Irish Recipe

A delicious beverage, hope you enjoy!
Keyword < 15 Mins, Beginner Cook, Beverages, Canadian, Easy
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Calories 168.1kcal


  • 1 ounce Irish whiskey
  • 1/2 ounce peach schnapps
  • 6 ounces cranberry juice
  • fresh peach slices (to garnish)


  • Fill a tall glass with ice.
  • Add Irish whiskey and peach schnapps.
  • Top with cranberry slice and garnish with a peach slice.


Serving: 208g | Calories: 168.1kcal | Carbohydrates: 24.4g | Fat: 0.2g | Sodium: 3.6mg | Sugar: 21.4g

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