I tended bar on one St. Patrick’s Day, and it was as crazy as you might expect. One of the more veteran bartenders warned me that the guys would all ask for Guinness, and the girls would all ask for, “something tasty and green, hee hee hee!” I whipped up an easy drink for this request, and I ended up making countless cups over the course of my shift. I called it the “Shamrock Beach,” since the flavors make me think about lying on the sand.
Tall glass with ice
In an ice-filled glass (I only fill mine halfway, personal preference), pour pineapple juice to the halfway point.
Add a shot (1 1/2 ounces) of coconut rum. My favorite is Malibu.
Next, add a shot of melon liqueur. I used the favorite of every underaged girl, Midori!
Top off the glass with Sprite. The bubbles in the soda will mix the drink.
Add a straw and a cherry, and any other green garnish you can find, because it is the law on St. Patrick’s Day.
Sláinte (pronounced SLAWN-chuh – or, that’s how we pronounced it, I’m sure my Irish readers will correct me!) is an Irish word meaning “health.” It’s like saying CHEERS! It’s funny to hear Annie say it.
I only drink Irish on St. Patrick’s Day (my Gramma taught me right) so I went with the standard Guinness/Bailey’s combination. It’s my favorite.
After this picture was taken, my mom and I got drunk and picked fights. JUST KIDDING. I didn’t get drunk.
This drink is also delicious if you substitute grenadine for the melon liqueur.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
- Pineapple Juice
- Coconut Rum
- Melon Liqueur
- Tall glass with ice
- In an ice-filled glass, pour pineapple juice to the halfway point.
- Add a shot (1½ ounces) of coconut rum.
- Next, add a shot (1½ ounces) of melon liqueur.
- Top off the glass with Sprite.
- Add a straw and a cherry, and server immediately
I currently bartend on the weekends. If you replace the Sprite with cream, you’ve got a Scooby Snack. And they are usually served as shots!
Erin Go Bragh!!! :0)
mmmmm, that looks really good.
emily e says:
I just made this and it’s delicious! Almost taste like ice cream, oddly enough.
Even though I’m too young to try this one, REALLY loving your recepies lately!
Guinness girl here but sounds like a drink for the beach for sure
Heather, you and your mama are both so pretty!
Sounds good. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Oh wow..this does look delish!
I *heart* Malibu, so I’m sure I’ll be making this soon!
Kathy from NJ says:
It should be LYing on the beach (lIe = reclIne)
You would lAy (plAce) your towel on the sand and lIe (reclIne) on it.
Unless of course you were naked with Mike on that beach, then you might be laying there…..
Please forgive me if I offended you – didn’t you recently say you wanted to learn the difference between the two words?
My friend used to make a similar drink except he added crushed pineapple and blended it with ice. It was called alien secretion. I may have to go make some now.