Irish Drink Recipes

5 of the Most Indulgent Irish Drink Recipes to Try Out Immediately

The traditional food and drink preferences of the Irish are unique to their geographical setting. Their drink recipes are popularly tempered with or tasted 'as is' across the globe.
Tastessence Staff
Last Updated: Jan 27, 2018
Ireland is the twentieth-largest island in the world and the third-largest in Europe. Flanked by hundreds of islets and islands, it shares its borders with Great Britain. Popular drink recipes from Ireland generally use liqueurs, coffee, and whiskey as the base. These cocktails are versatile and can be easily converted into mocktails. They are usually enjoyed with oyster and chicken delicacies churned out from traditional recipes. These recipes bank on simplicity to bring out the best flavors from the ingredients. Extensive use of fruit juices, olives, and sugar makes them real temptations at any get-together.

Non-Alcoholic Recipes

Cream Coffee

Ingredients:
  • Irish Coffee, 4 cups
  • Refined Sugar, ¼ cup
  • Whipping Cream, 1 cup
  • Flavored Cream, 1 cup
Preparation:
  1. Mix the strong Irish coffee and sugar in a decanter.
  2. Heat on a slow flame and gently fold in the whipping cream.
  3. Ensure that the concoction remains light.
  4. Pour the coffee into goblets and layer it with a flavored cream of your choice.
Non-alcoholic Shillelagh

Ingredients:
  • Lemon Juice, ½ tsp.
  • Powdered Sugar, 1 tsp.
  • Fresh Peach Juice, 1 cup
  • Raspberries or Strawberries, to garnish
Preparation:
  1. Put crushed ice in a punch glass.
  2. Mix all the ingredients well, except the garnish.
  3. Shake the mixture well and strain it onto the crushed ice.
  4. Use the fresh raspberries or strawberries as garnish.
Alcoholic Recipes

Wild Autumn Sunset or Irish Rose

Ingredients:
  • Lime Juice, 1 oz.
  • Pomegranate Syrup, 1 oz.
  • Ginger Ale, 6 oz.
  • Whiskey, 1½ oz. (of your choice)
Preparation:
  1. First fill a glass with either crushed ice or ice cubes.
  2. Pre-mix and pour in all the ingredients, except ginger ale.
  3. Top the drink with ginger ale and do not mix.
  4. Allow the sunset hue to settle at the bottom and fade towards the lip.
Whiskey Cocktail

Ingredients:
  • Any Orange-flavored Liqueur, ½ tsp.
  • Anise-flavored Liqueur, ½ tsp.
  • Maraschino, ¼ tsp.
  • Irish Whiskey, 2 oz.
  • Olives, for garnish
  • Dash of Bitters
Preparation:
  1. Fill a cocktail glass with crushed ice.
  2. Pre-mix all the ingredients, except olives, and strain the mixture onto the crushed ice.
  3. Serve each cocktail with an olive.
Irish Freeze

Ingredients:
  • Any liqueur of your choice, 1½ oz.
  • Pure Irish Cream Liqueur, ¾ oz.
Preparation:
  1. Fill a cocktail glass with crushed ice.
  2. Mix the ingredients and pour it over the crushed ice.
  3. Use a cocktail shaker to mix the ice and two liqueurs.
These drinks are usually served with either oyster or chicken delights. You could try the savory recipes enlisted below.

Oysters and Chive

Ingredients:
  • Oysters, 4 (with juices reserved)
  • Butter, 1 tbsp.
  • White Vinegar, 4 tbsp.
  • Chives, 1 tbsp. (chopped)
  • Lemon Juice, 2 tbsp.
  • Parsley Leaves, 1 tbsp. (chopped)
  • Salt, to taste
Preparation:
  1. Sprinkle salt on the oysters and keep it in the refrigerator, after separating the juices.
  2. Melt butter and add vinegar, lemon juice, chives, and the juices of the oysters.
  3. Pour the sauce over the oysters and grill them for 2 minutes.
  4. Garnish it with chopped parsley.
Whiskey-Chicken Liver Platter

Ingredients:
  • Chicken Liver, 1 cup
  • Onion, 1 (chopped)
  • Garlic Cloves, 3 (crushed)
  • Fresh Cream, 1 tbsp.
  • Tomato Puree, 2 tbsp.
  • Pure Irish Whiskey, ¼ cup
  • Parsley, for garnish (chopped)
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • Crackers, as accompaniment
Preparation:
  1. Sauté the onion and garlic in the melted butter, until they become transparent.
  2. Add chicken liver and stir fry the mixture for 5 minutes.
  3. Switch off the heat and put in the remaining ingredients, except the garnish.
  4. Put the mixture into a blender and process.
  5. Pour it out into a casserole and garnish it with chopped parsley.
  6. Serve with crackers or toast.
Enjoy having these traditional drinks and delectable dishes with your friends and family.
Lemon citrus fruit cut in half
Whisky in glass
New Old Fashioned
Irish cream liqueur in crystal glass
Raw chicken livers
Knife and freshly chopped onions
Salt and pepper