This Tipsy Leprechaun Milk recipe is a St Patrick’s cocktails favorite: a boozy green milk with enough whiskey to make a leprechaun smile. We honor the spirit of the holiday by using a good Irish whiskey and our favorite sweet Irish cream.
You know you love it with mint extract. If you have fresh mint around, it’s worth muddling the mint into the creamy milk. We will leave it up to you if you want it green but kids would probably love just the minty green milk.
Leprechauns, as we know, are mischievous little elves. So we’ll blame them for the amount of whiskey you add to your milk. But our leprechaun left his hat on the glass, to let us know he approves of the drink.Print
Whiskey – 2 oz
Irish cream – 1 oz
Milk – 4 oz
Fresh mint – 2 Tablespoons
Green food color (optional)
Simple syrup or corn syrup – 1 Tablespoon
Green sanding sugar – 1 Tablespoon (we like the sugars here)
FIRST, GARNISH YOUR GLASSES
Add a tablespoon or two of the green sugar to a shallow dish. Brush the edges of a cocktail glasses with the corn or simple syrup and then roll it around in the sugar. Place in the refrigerator for a few minutes to set and chill the glass.
THEN, MAKE THE COCKTAIL
Add the fresh mint and milk to a cocktail shaker and muddle well with a muddler or the back of a wooden spoon. Pour in the whiskey, Irish cream and a couple of drops of green food coloring, if you want to color the cocktail. Fill with ice, shake well and strain into the prepared glasses.