If you follow my posts for Homes.com, you might have noticed this Shamrock Sour! I’ve been getting into the green spirit for the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day holiday with this delicious cocktail! Yes, green beer might be the norm for this Irish celebration, but this Shamrock Sour is so good that I’m sure it will quickly become your favorite St. Paddy’s day beverage.
I decided to put a twist on one of my favorite cocktails, the whiskey sour. Combine that idea with your favorite Irish whiskey and now we’re talking! Of course, I gave it a bit more focus on lime for the green garnish and a little droplet of green food coloring because your cocktail must be green on St. Patrick’s Day! If you prefer amaretto sours, you can certainly apply the recipe below for amaretto liquor as well.
I decided to give mine even more of the St. Patrick’s Day touch by making easy DIY shamrock stirrers. These can hardly be called a DIY, however, because they’re that easy. Visit your craft store and grab some felt (paper or anything you can find will work) and bamboo skewers. Glue the shamrocks onto the skewers and ta-da: St. Patrick’s Day drink stirrers! If you have extra, shorten them and use for appetizers or cupcake toppers.
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/4 cup simple syrup
- 2 ounces Irish whiskey
- 1 tiny drop of green food coloring
- lime wedges for garnish
- Combine ingredients and shake well; strain over ice.
- Garnish with a lime wedge and a shamrock stirrer.
To avoid your drink becoming too green, you can dab an extra wooden skewer into the green food coloring and then stir that into your drink to better control the amount of color.
Make this cocktail your “signature party cocktail”. Serve up a tray of these Shamrock Sours at your St. Patrick’s Day party, and trust me, your guests will love them. They’re the perfect blend of sour and sweet. Best part? They’re green! Cheers!