St. Patrick’s Day Irish Mojito Cocktail with Jameson & Bacardi

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St. Patrick’s Day is the perfect time to enjoy an Irish Mojito Cocktail! This twist on a classic uses Bacardi Limon, Jameson Irish Whiskey, green food coloring, and the other traditional Mojito ingredients to create a green cocktail for St. Patty’s!

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Irish Mojito Cocktail

The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through so that you don’t miss any tips or substitution suggestions and ensure that you have all the ingredients and equipment required and understand the steps and timings involved.

Cuban Mojitos get a St. Patrick’s Day spin in this Irish Mojito cocktail recipe with the addition of Jameson Irish Whiskey.

On St. Patty’s Day, everyone and their mother becomes honorary Irish, so why not make a batch of these green cocktails to celebrate?

So grab your bottles of liquor and let’s get shaking and making!

St. Patrick's Day Irish Mojitos Recipe

Ingredients For Irish Mojito Cocktails

For your convenience, I’ve linked any specialized ingredients needed for this recipe to Amazon below.

  • Fresh Limesfor squeezing to include in the cocktail, for rimming the glass, and as garnish.
  • Fresh Mint this is muddled with lime juice and sugar syrup as the base of the cocktail. Muddling means lightly mashing herbs, fruit, or other ingredients for cocktails using a muddling tool. If you don’t have a muddler, you can use the end of a wooden spoon instead.
  • Sugar Crystalsan optional extra is to add a sugar rim to your glasses. You can also use regular granulated sugar
  • Simple Syrup – you can buy this ready-made, or make your own (I tell you how below).
  • Jameson Irish Whiskeyyou can use an alternative brand of Irish Whiskey if you prefer.
  • Bacardi Limonif you can’t source Bacardi Limon, you could also try a lime-flavored rum, or failing that, just regular white rum.
  • Green Food Coloring just a drop is added to the mix to make the drink green and festive!
  • Club Soda – is one of those ingredients that have slightly different names in the US v UKEssentially it’s called soda water here in the UK.
  • Green Maraschino Cherries – an optional garnish.

This cocktail is shaken, but don’t worry if you don’t have a cocktail shaker, you could just use a container with a tight-fitting lid – like a mason jar or even the cup on a blender or smoothie maker.


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What Is Simple Syrup?

The base of this cocktail is a flavoured syrup – which starts life as a simple sugar syrup. The clue is in the name because it is really simple to make!

You place equal measures of sugar and water in a pan and stir over medium heat. By the time it starts to simmer, the sugar is dissolved, and that’s it!

You can then add flavourings like herbs, spices, edible flowers, and fruit.

How Do You Rim a Cocktail Glass?

Adding a salt or sugar rim to a cocktail glass can be for both taste and aesthetic purposes.

We added a sugar crystal rim to our Mojito cocktail glasses as a decorative and tasty touch!

  • Pour some sugar crystals onto a small plate or saucer.
  • You could even try different flavored or colored sugar!
  • Cut a wedge of lime and then cut a notch/sit into the flesh – and run it around the rim of the glass to add juice to the inside and outside edges.
  • Dip the glass rim into the sugar and give it a twist or two (like you’re cutting cookies from pastry).
  • And you’re done!

You can actually buy cocktail-rimming dishes online (there is a gadget for everything!) but a small plate or saucer will work just fine.

Irish Mojitos Made with Jameson Whiskey & Bacardi Limon

More St. Patrick’s Day Cocktails To Make

For more drinks for St. Patty’s Day, take a look here:

  • Irish Margaritas are simple yet flavorful, featuring Jameson Irish Whiskey and quality tequila – perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!
  • Our Luck of the Irish Cocktail is a grand green cocktail made with whiskey and peach schnapps.
  • This Green Irish Sunrise Cocktail is made with vodka and green apple liqueur and is refreshing and delicious.
  • Delicious and creamy Irish Whiskey Milk Punch (known in Ireland as scáiltín) is an old Irish recipe that people enjoy over ice, or even as a hot toddy.

Cocktail Party Appetizers

If you want to serve some appetizers with your drinks, check out these recipes:

Irish Mojito Cocktails Recipe

Irish Mojito Cocktail Variations

I like to provide variations of the cocktails shared on The Purple Pumpkin Blog, such as turning the cocktail into an alcohol-free mocktail so that non-drinkers can enjoy the drink too!

Virgin Irish Mojito Mocktail (Non-Alcoholic)

So that non-drinkers can enjoy a green Mojito we simply remove the alcohol and replace it!

For two Irish Mojito Mocktails, in a cocktail shaker, muddle together:

  • 2 oz lime juice
  • 2 handfuls chopped mint
  • ½ oz simple syrup

Divide between two glasses filled with ice and top up with club soda (soda water) or lemon-lime soda or sparkling water. Add a drop of green food coloring and stir to desired shade of green.

For adults who would still like to enjoy the taste of alcohol in their mocktail, you could try non-alcoholic alternatives.

In the UK, try Lyre’s, which is also available on Amazon in the UK and Amazon.com.

There is also Strykk There are other brands, but this one was more widely available.

Use the non-alcoholic alternatives instead of the alcoholic ones in the recipe card.

Frozen Irish Mojitos

Want to turn this whiskey and rum cocktail into a frozen slushie? Here’s how!

Put all the ingredients in a blender with a generous amount of ice – then blend till smooth.

Serve with a straw, and watch out for brain freeze!

You could do the same with the mocktail version too.

Big Batch Irish Mojitos

Want to make a big batch of this Irish-themed cocktail for a party or gathering? It’s so easy!

As long as you use the same measuring container (glass, cup, jug, etc.,) for the “1 part”, the ratios will be correct and you can make as much as you need to.

To make a big batch of green Irish Mojitos, muddle together:

  • 2 parts Lime Juice
  • Chopped Fresh Mint – you will have to eyeball this
  • ½ part Simple Syrup

Stir in:

  • 4 parts Jameson Irish Whiskey
  • 2 parts Bacardi Limon

Top up with:

  • 2 parts Club Soda/Soda Water

Then stir in green food coloring a little at a time until you reach your desired shade of green.

Serve the large batch cocktail in drinks dispensers, or pitchers, or go retro and serve from a punch bowl! Use whichever container you have, or suits the event you are hosting.

Make sure to add plenty of ice to your serving container of choice to keep the cocktail chilled, as well as some slices of lime.

You could also skewer mint leaves, green cocktail cherries, and lime pieces onto cocktail picks for guests to garnish their drinks.

When setting up your bar or cocktail serving area, you could include:

Jameson Irish Whiskey Mojitos

This cocktail recipe is intended for adults of the legal drinking age in your country of residence.
Please drink responsibly. Do not drink and drive.

How Do I Make An Irish Mojito?

Check out the printable recipe card below with full ingredients and instructions. To save ink, any demonstration photos do not print.

Irish Mojito Cocktail

Irish Mojito Cocktail

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

St. Patrick's Day is the perfect time to enjoy an Irish Mojito Cocktail!

Ingredients

For Sugar Rim

  • Lime Wedge
  • Sugar Crystals

For Irish Mojitos

  • 2 oz Lime Juice (about 2 whole limes)
  • Large handful of chopped Mint Leaves
  • ½ oz Simple Syrup
  • 4 oz Jameson Irish Whiskey
  • 2 oz Bacardi Limon
  • 1 drop of green food coloring
  • 2 oz Club Soda

For Garnish

  • Lime slices
  • Fresh Mint Leaves
  • Green Cocktail Cherries

Instructions

  1. To prepare the mojito glasses, rub the lime wedge around the rim of the glasses, and dip the glass into a shallow plate of sugar crystals. Set the glasses aside.
  2. Place the lime juice, mint leaves, and simple syrup into a cocktail shaker and muddle together.
  3. Add ice to the shaker, followed by Jameson, Bacardi, and food coloring.
  4. Cover and shake for 15-30 seconds to combine.
  5. Pour into two ice-filled glasses and top up with club soda.
    Garnish with lime slices, mint sprigs, and/or green cocktail cherries as desired. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 344Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 8mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 3gSugar: 15gProtein: 1g

This site uses Nutritionix to provide estimated nutrition. Nutritional information is always approximate and will depend on the quality of ingredients used and serving sizes. If you need exact calories and macros, please do your own calculations.

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