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10 cocktails to make with Ballantine’s whisky this St Patrick’s Day

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What better day to shake up a whisky cocktail than St Paddy’s? We’re all about drinking whisky your way at Ballantine’s, whether that be with beer, a mixer or poured straight over ice. But if cocktails are your bag, keep reading.

If you’re after a tipple that’s as easy to make as it is to drink, you’re in luck. Stick to the recipes below or add a touch of Irish charm with a green-themed twist of lime, mint or apple. Here are the best St Patrick’s Day whisky cocktails to get you in the spirit for celebrating.

Iced Green Tea

Going for a green theme? Then here’s a drink to suit. This green tea whisky cocktail is a refreshing sipper that’ll keep you energised all night long. The light grassy tones of the tea blend into warm whisky and soda; it looks good and tastes exceptional. Serve yours with lime wedges for an extra green splash.


The Boulevardier is a whisky remix of a gin-based Negroni; short, bitter and seriously refreshing. A round of this drink will definitely raise a few impressed eyebrows, making you the MVP of St Patricks’ Day 2023.

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Upgrade a Negroni by swapping out Gin for our Ballantine’s 12 Year Old Whisky and mix up the Boulevardier. Our favourite kind of remix

Ballantine's Brasil Scotch Whisky and Lemonade

Scotch & Lemonade

This easy to mix drink is an instant crowd pleaser. And it’s all thanks to Ballantine’s Brasil’s lime kick.


Brasil and Lemonade

Who said cocktails had to be fancy? This light mixer is perfect for whisky lovers and those who like to keep it simple. It’s essentially a whisky and lemonade but this time made with Ballantine’s Brasil, our vibrant lime-infused scotch that adds an extra citrus kick.

Bloodshot Eye

Sometimes you need a little pick me up. Power through your St Paddy’s celebrations with this high energy drink. Whisky, coffee and a little sugar make up the Bloodshot cocktail, served with an orange twist garnish. Make your cold brew in advance for serious party preparation skills.


Berry Beer

Like beer? Like berries? You’ll love this fruity lager cocktail. Mixing Ballantine’s Finest with light beer and fruits, it’s a drink that goes down with any crowd. Give our blueberry beer recipe a whirl with yours.

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Bloodshot Eye

A complex and zesty top shelf cocktail coming straight from Moxxi’s Bar for all you Vault Hunters out there

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Berry Beer

Ballantine’s, Beer & Blueberries? There’s no wrong way.


Apple Pop

Green cocktails that taste as good as they look aren’t that easy to come by. So if you want one that does make your mouth water, go for the Apple Pop. Ok, it’s bordering on yellow, but with a tiny dollop of green food colouring you’ll have an epic drink that is green through and through. It’s an apple juice cocktail made with only the best ingredients including Ballantine’s Finest and a fresh mint sprig.

Whisky Mule

Try a whisky twist on a classic Moscow Mule with this zingy, scotch serve. The Kentucky Mule is a spicy, sweet mix of whisky, ginger and citrus juice, garnished with a St Paddy’s Day themed topping of lime and mint. It’s the ultimate easy recipe. 


Whisky Sour

You can’t get more classic than a whisky sour cocktail. This drink has a wickedly good reputation and is one you’ll wanna know how to shake up for serious hosting points. It’s a sweet and sour mix of whisky, lemon, bitters and sugar. Topped with a frothy egg white layer. Want to try something new? Put your own spin on the traditional recipe with our selection of whisky sour variations. Passionfruit, lychee, cherry and marmalade are just a few twists – what will yours be?

Ballantine's Finest Lychee Sour Drink

Lychee Sour

Fruity, zesty and takes less than 2 minutes to pour out a round. Shake up this eastern delight for some extra host points at your next party.


Eastern Promise

If you’re feeling a little fancy this St Patrick’s Day, then shake up a round of this tantalisingly delicious drink and get in your guests’ good books. It’s a whisky lime cocktail with a hint of marzipan, orange and coffee bitters. All of which comes together to make a seriously impressive serve you’ll be asked to make again and again.

Old Fashioned

If you’re going old school this St Patrick’s Day then go old fashioned. This argumentatively classic cocktail is one all whisky lovers know well and drink often. Stick to the classic recipe of whisky, sugar, bitters and orange peel over ice. Or make it your own with an orange twist, splash of maple or however you like it.

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Apple Cider Old Fashioned

A new spin on an old classic…meet the Apple Cider Old Fashioned. Made with only 4 key ingredients, this serve may be simple but it’s guaranteed to turn heads!


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