How To Make A White Leprechaun Cocktail

Three ingredients make up this delicious little drink. Who knew a white leprechaun could be so tasty?
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How To Make A White Leprechaun Cocktail! This popular Kahlua cocktail is so easy to make – and not just around St Patrick’s Day, this should be enjoyed year round!

A glass of White Leprechaun Cocktail and a bottle of Kahlua on white background

 How To Make A White Leprechaun Cocktail

I can hear you all saying “Make a wha?” and scratching your heads. Don’t worry, I had no idea what a white leprechaun was until a few weeks ago either. All I wanted was a drink that had whiskey and Kahlua in it. I  bowed down and asked the Almighty Google…. and was given recipes for White Leprechaun’s.Where have you been all my life, little leprechaun? Whilst you don’t have a pot of gold, there’s sure some yumminess in a glass for me to enjoy!


  • 1 ounce whisky
  • 1 ounce Kahlua
  • 2 ounces half and half cream
  • ice for a Boston Shaker


Combine all ingredients and either shake over ice  in the Boston shaker and then strain into a glass OR if you are like me, just add ice to it.


Now seriously, this is my kind of drink. I almost always have whiskey in the house (if you want to be really authentic, go for a nice Irish one like Jameson whiskey) and Kahlua is a staple in my liquor cabinet. It’s almost too easy of a drink…no muss, no fuss, just sheer tasty goodness!

White Leprechaun Cocktail in a glass with ice and a bottle of Kahlua beside it
White Leprechaun Cocktail

Happy drinking? Well, that doesn’t sound right. Happy Cocktail mixing?

That’s a wee bit better.



How To Make A White Leprechaun

Three ingredients make up this delicious little drink. Who knew a white leprechaun could be so tasty?
5 from 36 votes
Prep Time
2 minutes
Total Time
2 minutes
Karlynn Johnston


  • 1 ounce whisky
  • 1 ounce Kahlua
  • 2 ounces half and half cream


  • Combine all ingredients and either shake over ice and then strain into a glass OR if you are like me, just add ice to it. Classy all the way, I am. 

Recipe Notes

If you don’t want to dilute the drink, make sure you shake it over ice and then pour. Adding ice will dilute it – which some people like.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1g, Calories: 241kcal, Carbohydrates: 15g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 20mg, Sodium: 25mg, Potassium: 73mg, Sugar: 13g, Vitamin A: 200IU, Calcium: 60mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. Denise says

    I love the idea, and it works perfectly for today. Will Jack Daniels Whisky work for this cocktail?

      • Ray Calhoon says

        In order for this to be truly an Irish drink, Irish whiskey must be used. Begging you to update your recipe.

  2. Maudie says

    Yummo! I used Bailey’s instead of Kahlua and added some Pepsi. Delish!5 stars

  3. Rachel says

    Thank you for this! I had only one shot of whiskey left and a lot more Kahlua so I googled if they could be mixed for a drink and found your recipe. I did not have the half and half but instead added some vanilla almond milk creamer and 1% milk. Reminds me of a mudslide in taste. Very good.5 stars

  4. JC says

    Hey!!! We use Bailey’s Kahlua and whiskey, equal parts, and call it a Sneaky Pete! So delicious but they sneak up on ya…………yummo!

    • Brian says

      We do the same thing… call it Dancing Bear Naked.

      • Brooke Copper says

        so good, prefer this over the white Russian cocktail with Vodka.5 stars

  5. Diana says

    I had not idea Kahlua or Jameson could taste any better! Combining the two is heaven!!5 stars

    • JP says

      thank you very much. All I had was Kahlua and scotch Yumbo, what a krakka drink. Oh I always have cream in the fridge. Thanks heaps I love it. 5 stars

  6. cheryl stauty says

    could someone anyone make that drink happen for me

    5 stars

    • Nerys Jones says

      Invite me down when you’re brewing\U0001f44d\U0001f606

      5 stars

  7. Wanda Tracey says

    The white leprechan sounds like my kind of drink.Smooth and refreshing.

    5 stars

  8. Nicole Ebbesen Rowan says

    I will try it just for research purposes.

    5 stars

  9. She Does Create says

    I think The Spirited Thrifter would support that theory….

    5 stars

  10. Jennifer Print says

    YUMM!!! (and yes… i will admit to having one of these for breakfast!)

    5 stars

  11. The Kitchen Magpie says

    And then you add whiskey….and it’s game over lol!

    5 stars

  12. The Kitchen Magpie says

    I did pop into the Cafe, very tasty indeed!!

  13. She Does Create says

    I will be at two markets this weekend! St. Albert Farmers’ Market and the French Quarter Fringe Market near Cafe Café Bicyclette Have you tried them yet? Yummy!

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