The Irish Sour – The Perfect St. Patrick’s Day Cocktail!

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With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, what better way to spend it than with a delicious new cocktail? The Irish Sour is a great St. Patrick’s Day Cocktail that’s not only green, but also super easy with only 3 simple ingredients!

The Irish Sour - The Perfect St. Patrick's Day Cocktail!
Bottle of Jameson brand Irish Whisky and McGuinness Melon at the back of Vintage Roly Poly Glass with Irish Sour – The Perfect St. Patrick’s Day Cocktail!

The Irish Sour – The Perfect St. Patrick’s Day Cocktail!

As I mentioned, this is a super simple recipe. To make this recipe, you only need to have a bottle of Jameson Irish Whiskey, McGuinness Melon and a bit of club soda. I also recommend a slice of lime for garnish and some ice. Want some other great St. Patrick’s Day Cocktails?

Who was St. Patrick and why do we celebrate?

St. Patrick was one of the most well known patron saints of Ireland who is most known for ministering Christianity in Ireland around the fifth century. The day, March 17th, is typically associated with the date of his death. The purpose of the day is to celebrate Irish culture around the world.

Look how beautiful this looks in my vintage roly poly. Now, the recipe calls for a 2:1 ratio but you can easily scale it up if you want to put it into a larger glass.. just add a bit more club soda.

Close up of Vintage Roly Poly Glass with Irish Sour

Some other great cocktails to try:

Alright folks, here’s the recipe. Oh, and don’t forget to pin this to your cocktail (or holidays) board on Pinterest! I’d appreciate it!


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A tasty MELON St Paddy's Day cocktail - the IRISH SOUR!! (Though I would make this one year round, yummy!!) #cocktail #boozy #liquor #melon #drinks #recipe #whisky #whiskey

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Irish Sour - St. Patrick's Day Cocktail

The Irish Sour is a great St. Patrick’s Day Cocktail that’s not only green, but also super easy with only 3 simple ingredients!
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time
5 minutes
Total Time
5 minutes
1 person
Karlynn Johnston


  • 2 ounces Jameson Irish Whiskey
  • 1 ounce McGuinness Melon
  • 3 ounces Club Soda


  • Combine in Boston Shaker with ice and shake. Garnish with Lime Slice.

Recipe Notes

Don't forget, you can scale this as needed! It's currently 2:1 ratio but feel free to up the amounts if you think you can handle it!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 217kcal, Carbohydrates: 10g, Sodium: 17mg, Sugar: 10g

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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  1. Thomas Neal says

    Great drink. True, the man behind the scenes. Great work on both ends. 🙂 Have a great weekend.

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