It’s a big celebratory weekend, and the calories will quickly add up if you order a pint of ale one after the other to toast everyone’s favorite saint. Instead, try one of these festive cocktails developed by Polar Seltzer and get all the great cheer and taste without the dreaded calories! Wherever you’re celebrating, be sure to be safe and, as always, have fun!

GreenAppleWhiskey_StPatricksGREEN APPLE WHISKEY
These apples are not to be taken lightly.

35 ml of whiskey
10 ml apple schnapps
25 ml unfiltered apple juice
10 ml lime juice
Cinnamon, pinch
Polar® Granny Smith Apple Seltzer
Granny Smith Apple, sliced thin for garnish

Combine all ingredients into cocktail shaker filled with ice. Swirl to chill. Strain into a rocks glass over quality ice. Garnish with apple slices.

 

IrishMargarita_StPatricksIRISH MARGARITA
Bright flavors to remind you and 3 of your friends that spring is just around the corner.

Polar® Lime Seltzer
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
4 teaspoons sugar
8 oz Irish whiskey
Lime wedges, garnish

Whisk together lime juice, sugar until the sugar dissolves and then add rum. Divide this mixture between 4 glasses and top with Polar® Seltzer. Garnish with lime and enjoy with friends.

 

IrishLemonade_StPatricksIRISH LEMONADE
Refreshing mixture of both lemon and beer…and you thought the Arnold Palmer was good.

1 1/2 cups Polar® Lemon Seltzer
12 ounces beer
2 tablespoons frozen lemonade concentrate
2 lemon wedges

First, combine equal amounts of Polar® seltzer, beer and limeade. Now, pour into a tall glass and garnish with lemon wedges.

 

DIYCider_StPatricksDIY CIDER
Refreshing apple-lime twist on beer.
Polar® Lime Seltzer
1 part Farm-stand apple cider
2 parts Irish-style lager
1 part Goslings Rum
0.5 part Lime juice
Cinnamon, dash

Into a large tall glass, combine lime juice, rum, apple cider and cinnamon. Add beer. Top with Polar® Seltzer.

 

RedLeprechaun_StPatricksRED LEPRECHAUN
Finally, a reason to try that Irish red beer.

Slices of ginger
2 parts Apple juice
1 part Goslings rum
2 parts Irish Red Ale
Polar® Premium Ginger Ale
Green Apple, slices

Muddle together the ginger, apple juice and rum in the bottom of glass. Add beer. Top off with Polar® ginger ale and garnish with apples.

 

Shamrock'd Shake_StPatricksSHAMROCK’D SHAKE
That other clown can forget about his version. This grown-up milkshake is the perfect excuse to be Irish on St. Patty’s Day.

2 ounces Vanilla vodka
2 ounces of Creme de Menthe Liqueur
Splash of Cream
Vanilla Polar Seltzer

Build the drink in a goblet glass. Begin by adding the vodka and green liqueur. Then the ice cream and a slash of cream. Without stirring, slowly top with Polar Vanilla Seltzer…and watch the magic happen. Serve with a spoon.

 

IrishEggCream_StPatricksIRISH EGG CREAM
With so many Irish in New York – home of the Egg Cream – we thought we’d offer up a green one.

Creme de Menthe
Polar® Vanilla Seltzer
Ice Cream

Add a generous amount of the green liqueur to the bottom of a goblet. Add in ice cream and then slowly top with Polar Seltzer to create the yummy fame.

Sláinte!