By Lydia Geisel | March 16, 2017 | Food & Drink
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day as the Irish do—these strong and hearty drinks recall the flavors and spirits of the Emerald Isle.
Famous for their no-nonsense attitude and vintage cocktails, this Irish pub is a must-visit every St. Patrick’s Day. While there are plenty of Irish whiskey-centric drinks to throw back, this sweet concoction (combining dessert wine, passion fruit, apricot, verjus, sherry, and bitters with Irish whiskey) puts a refreshing twist on the classic brown spirit. 30 Water St., 646-422-7906
Tucked away in the Upper East Side, this neighborhood hangout pays homage to the Emerald Isle with creative libations, like this hot cocktail that combines Teeling Irish Whiskey, honey, lemon, cloves, and rum with Barry’s Irish Tea. 1590 Second Ave., 212-203-2751
Looking to do your boozing over brunch? This lush rooftop getaway at The McKittrick Hotel in West Chelsea has just what you need. Kick off an Irish-inspired breakfast with this festive bloody Mary that’s made with green tomato juice. 542 W. 27th St., 212-564-1662
Forget about the green beer and Irish car bombs and opt for fine whiskey instead. This dimly-lit lounge boasts bold drinks that carry flavorful nods to the other side of the Atlantic. Return of the Mac mixes Irish whiskey and a variety of other earthy spirits to truly put a jig in your step this St. Paddy’s Day. 433 E. Sixth St., 212-388-0882
Cheers to good luck and leprechauns in Williamsburg at this trendy hotel resto that boasts a dreamy dining space and copper-clad bar. Nosh on chef Christopher Reid’s celebratory dishes this holiday, like Irish whiskey lamb stew and corned beef and cabbage spring rolls, as you sip on this classic caffeinated cocktail post-dessert. 160 N. 12th St., Brooklyn, 718-218-7500
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