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Four St. Patrick's Day Drinks Perfect for Small Parties

With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, we decided to round up a few drink recipes for both parties and family gatherings.

So, grab your green food coloring and get your ice machine ready, because these recipes are sure to delight!

1. Elderflower Bloom

Although it’s just adding elderflower, this drink changes from a simple gin and tonic to so much more. It’s a crisp, refreshing reminder that Spring is right around the corner!

Adding fresh English cucumber is going the extra mile. They’re affordable, yet show your guests that you mean business. 


  • One and a half ounces of your preferred brand of gin
  • ¾ cups of tonic water
  • One ounce of elderflower liqueur 
  • One cup of crystal clear ice
  • ½ English cucumber, sliced thin
  • One lime, wedged


  1. For best results, chill your glass(es) in the freezer for 30 minutes to an hour as you craft your cocktail.
  2. Fill your glass to the brim with ice. 
  3. Add gin and elderflower liqueur. 
  4. Add tonic water 
  5. Garnish with sliced cucumber and lime wedge
  6. Serve and enjoy!

2. The Classic Grasshopper

The boozy green treat you look forward to every year. You can't go wrong with this! If you’re tired of the usual, mix it up. Add different chocolate or alcohol. Live a little! We recommend store-bought whipped topping, but hey, homemade is simple and oh so satisfying if you have a mixer handy.


  • ½ ounce of creme de menthe, chilled
  • Two ounces of white or dark chocolate liqueur, chilled
  • One ounce of vodka, chilled
  • Cool or Reddi whip, for garnish
  • Dark chocolate shavings, for garnish


  1. Combine Creme de menthe, chocolate liqueur, and vodka in a glass 
  2. Stir to combine 
  3. Top with preferred whipped topping and chocolate shavings
  4. Serve and enjoy!

3. Shamrock Bubbly

This drink tastes as fun as it sounds. Sweet, tart, and bubbly, shamrock juice is the verdant, nonalcoholic choice your kids and family will clamor over. We love the lime popsicles used as ice cubes. The drink becomes greener as the cubes melt! 

The apples here are honestly optional. But we think you should go the distance. Presentation matters! But also, do what works best for your situation. 


  • Canned pineapple juice
  • Sparkling lemonade 
  • Sparkling white grape juice
  • Lime popsicles 
  • Lime juice
  • Green apples
  • Shamrock clover cookie cutter


  1. Add equal parts pineapple juice, sparkling lemonade, and sparkling grape juice
  2. Cut lime popsicles into small cubes and add to juice 
  3. Thinly slice apples 
  4. Use shamrock shape cookie cutter to cut apple slices into the desired shape
  5. Spritz lime juice on greens apples for freshness and acidity
  6. Serve and enjoy!

4. Jolly Jello Joy

This is the classic whiskey-infused jiggly treat you know and love. Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day festivities of all sizes!

You will be making jello. It’s simple, but it does require a few tools upfront: a saucepan and jello molds. Make sure you have them on standby before you get started.


  • ½ cup of freshly cut mint leaves
  • ½ cup of sugar 
  • One teaspoon of sugar
  • One and a half cups of filtered water 
  • One cup of your preferred brand of Irish whiskey
  • ½ cup of lime juice
  • Three drops of green food coloring 
  • Two packets of unflavored gelatin 
  • Fresh mint leaves for garnish 


  1. Grind a teaspoon of sugar and small mint leaves with the back of a wooden spoon until the mixture smells minty. 
  2. Pour water and lime juice into a saucepan
  3. Add gelatin powder to the saucepan
  4. Whisk to combine 
  5. Add ½ cup of sugar and ground mint leaves to the saucepan
  6. Whisk to combine 
  7. Cook mixture on medium heat for five minutes 
  8. Mix again until sugar and gelatin are completely dissolved  
  9. Remove from heat, cool for 15 minutes  
  10. Strain mixture to remove mint leaves
  11. Return cooled mixture to the saucepan 
  12. Add whiskey 
  13. Add green dye 
  14. Spray silicone molds with cooking spray 
  15. Wipe excess spray from molds 
  16. Pour mixture into silicone molds
  17. Refrigerate for at least three hours or until fully set
  18. Remove from molds and garnish with mint leaves
  19. Serve and enjoy!

Prepare for the St. Patrick’s Day party of a lifetime with Memphis Ice!

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From all of us at Memphis Ice, we hope you have a safe and happy St. Patrick’s Day. You deserve it!

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