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7 Easy St. Patrick's Day Cocktail Recipes With A Sweet Aphrodisiac Twist

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Best Cocktail Recipes For Aphrodisiac Mixed Drinks To Celebrate A Happy St. Patrick's Day 2019

St. Patrick's Day is here, and with the traditional pub crawls and copious pints of beer, it's the perfect excuse to get a little tipsy.

But if you're looking for a more refined celebratory toast with your date this year, why not try out some cocktail recipes for mixed drinks like spiked green tea, peppermint martini or Guinness stout-inspired milkshake?

And as an added bonus, many of the best St. Patrick's Dat drink recipes we found are sneakily flavored with aphrodisiacs such as basil and chocolate, so the Irish won't necessarily be the only ones getting lucky this St. Paddy's Day (if you know what I mean).

Bonus: they're not all green, so you enjoy them even once March 17 has passed.

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Here are the 7 best (mostly) green mixed drink and cocktail recipes to enjoy for a Happy St. Patrick's Day:

1. Shamrock Kir

By the chef staff of Benjamin Steakhouse Westchester


  • Champagne
  • 1/2 oz. Apple Pucker


1. Add 1/2 oz of apple pucker to a champagne glass and top of with your champagne of choice.

2. Add a cherry for garnish, if desired.

2. Pot O' Gold Cocktail

By Coryanne Ettiene of Celebrations


  • 1 oz of whiskey
  • 4 oz of ginger ale
  • Orange twist
  • Gold sugar glitter
  • Slice of orange


1. In a chilled glass, run the orange slice along the rim of the glass and then gently rim the glass with gold sugar glitter.

2. Add the Whiskey, and then top with the ginger ale.

3. Garnish with an orange rind twist.

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3. Clos du Bois Clos Clover

By Clos du Bois Wines


  • 4 oz of Clos du Bois North Coast Chardonnay
  • 2 oz cranberry juice
  • 1 oz triple sec
  • 4 oz lemon-lime soda
  • 1 orange


1. Pour the Chardonnay into glasses.

2. Add triple sec and stir. Top off the glasses with both the cranberry juice and lemon-lime soda.

3. Stir again and add orange slice (giving a gentle squeeze first) decoration.

4. Green Iced Tea

By James Labe, America's first tea sommelier


  • 1 Numi decaf ginger lemon tea
  • 3 oz. fresh cucumber juice
  • 1 1/2 oz. tequila
  • Splash of lemon juice


1. Infuse one tea bag in tequila for thirty minutes, then remove bag, squeezing out excess.

2. Combine and stir ingredients.

3. Serve on the rocks.

4. Garnish with lime wedge.

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5. Chocolate Guinness Milkshake

By Stuart O'Keeffe for My Man's Belly


  • 1 cup Guinness stout
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 6 scoops vanilla ice cream (use a premium ice cream)
  • 2 scoops chocolate ice cream
  • 1/4 cup whole milk

For The Topping

  • Whipped cream
  • 1 square of dark chocolate


1. Place all ingredients in a blender (except for the topping ingredients) and blitz until all ingredients are well combined.

2. Pour mixture into tall glasses, top with whipped cream and grate some chocolate shavings on top!

6. Cucumber Basil Martini

By the chef staff of Coal Fire Bistro & Wine Bar


  • 1 1/2 oz. cucumber-infused beefeaters gin
  • 3 slices cucumbers
  • 1 lime
  • 1 oz. rock candy simple syrup
  • 3 basil leaves


1. Well muddle cucumber, 2 basil leaves and simple syrup in a mixing tin. Add ice and gin and juice of 1 lime.

2. Shake and strain into martini glass.

3. Garnish with basil and cucumber skewer.

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7. Chocolate Peppermint Martini

By Susan Mallery, New York Times best-selling author of Susan Mallery's Fool's Gold Cookbook


  • 2 oz vodka
  • 1 oz green crème de menthe
  • 1 oz peppermint Schnapps
  • Crushed ice
  • 1 oz Bailey's mint chocolate liqueur


1. In a blender, combine ice, vodka, crème de menthe, and peppermint Schapps.

2. Pour into a chilled martini glass. Carefully add one ounce of Bailey's mint chocolate liqueur, so the drink has lovely bands of green and brown.

3. Serve with a green-striped peppermint stick for stirring.

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Alexandra Churchill is a digital editor based in New York City who currently works for Martha Stewart Living. Her work has been featured on numerous sites including The Huffington Post, Her Campus, USA TODAY College, and Northshore and Ocean Home magazines.

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