Happy St. Patrick's Day! March 17 2015

Ireland isn’t famous for its cocktails—but that doesn’t mean that your St. Patrick’s Day celebration has to be limited to green beer and straight whiskey. Here are two Rejigger cocktail recipes to help you celebrate the joys of the Emerald Isle, whether you’re spending the holiday searching for four-leaf clovers at home or cheering a parade through the streets.

Dapper Leprechaun

If Don Draper were a leprechaun, this would be his go-to drink. Sophisticated and spirit-forward, this manhattan-like cocktail gets a tinge of greenish color from chartreuse—a sweet herbal liqueur crafted by French monks. A dash of Jameson Irish Whiskey ensures the drink keeps an Irish pedigree.

THE INGREDIENTS:

Small compartment - Green chartreuse

Medium compartment - Dry vermouth

Large compartment - Jameson Irish Whiskey


THE RECIPE:

Pour the contents of the Rejigger into a pint glass, along with ice. Shake well, then strain into a cocktail glass. Enjoy!

Boozy Shamrock Shake

When we at Rejigger HQ were kids, St. Patrick’s Day was all about one sweet treat: the McDonalds Shamrock Shake. Even today, its minty taste and bright-green color bring back sweet fast-food memories. This year, we decided to give the childhood favorite a grown-up update—by mixing it with a Rejigger full of booze. Besides the obligatory shot of Jameson, there’s also Bailey’s Irish Cream and crème de menthe to enhance the drink’s creamy, minty taste. Slainté!

(If you’re unable to procure a Shamrock Shake, then a vanilla milkshake should work just as well. The crème de menthe will still turn the drink a pale, St. Patrick’s-y green.)

THE INGREDIENTS:

Small compartment - Crème de menthe

Medium compartment - Bailey’s Irish Cream

Large compartment - Jameson Irish Whiskey

Small (12 oz.) McDonalds Shamrock Shake

THE RECIPE:

Skim the whipped cream and maraschino cherry off the top of the Shamrock Shake. Then pour the Shake and the contents of the Rejigger into a pint glass and stir with a spoon. Pour into two coupes or a single highball glass and enjoy!