Eat and Drink St. Patrick's Day drinks By Newsday.com staff March 7, 2016 8:59 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Bored of beer? We reached out to liquor companies and asked them for their best St. Patrick's Day cocktails so you could mix it up this year. Shake it up with these St. Paddy's Day drinks. Kiss Me I'm Irish Photo Credit: VOGA INGREDIENTS: 2½ oz. VOGA Sparkling 1 oz. Midori melon liquor 1 oz. vodka 1½ oz. lemonade In a shaker, combine ice, vodka, Midori and lemonade. Stir gently and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Top with VOGA Sparkling and garnish with lemon slice. Cucumber Sangria Photo Credit: amoretti.com INGREDIENTS: 1 small honeydew melon 1 seedless cucumber 1 lime 12 fresh mint leaves ¼ cup Amoretti Premium Lime Syrup ¼ cup Amoretti Premium Blue Agave Nectar 1 750 milliliter bottle Sauvignon blanc or other semi-dry white wine, chilled 1 cup melon schnapps 1 liter carbonated water, chilled Fresh mint sprigs for garnish Cut the melon in half and remove and discard the seeds. Thickly slice the melon, remove the rind, and cut the melon into chunks. Peel the cucumber, if desired, and thinly slice it. Peel and thinly slice the lime. In a large pitcher combine melon, cucumber, lime slices, and the 12 mint leaves. Pour the Amoretti Premium Lime Syrup and the Amoretti Premium Blue Agave Nectar into the pitcher. Add the Sauvignon blanc and melon schnapps and stir gently. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours. Do not add ice to the pitcher. It will just water it down the sangria as it melts. To serve, put ice in a glass, fill the glasses about three quarters full with sangria, add some of the fruit from the pitcher, top off the glass with carbonated water, and garnish with a fresh mint sprig. The Emerald Isle Mimosa Photo Credit: amoretti.com INGREDIENTS: Fresh squeezed orange juice 1½ oz. Curacao liqueur Sparkling wine Pour 6 ozs. of orange juice into each 14-oz. wine glass, add 1½ ozs. of Curacao liqueur and fill the glass with sparkling wine. Lucky Charms Photo Credit: Sparkling ICE INGREDIENTS: 3 oz. Sparkling ICE Lemon Lime 1 oz. tequila Splash of Triple Sec Fresh squeezed lime Shake and pour ingredients into a chilled rocks glass rimmed in salt. Garnish with a lime slice. Ruffino’s Drink Me, I’m Italian Photo Credit: Ruffino INGREDIENTS: 16 oz. chilled Ruffino Prosecco 4 cucumbers 4 lime wedges Hot sauce Sea salt Peel cucumbers and puree in blender, then strain cucumber juice evenly into 4 glasses. Top off with Ruffino Prosecco and finish with a dash of hot sauce and a pinch of salt. Gently stir to combine. Garnish with lime. Sparkling Shamrock Photo Credit: Sparkling ICE INGREDIENTS: 5 oz. Sparkling ICE Lemonade 1 oz. Bacardi Light Rum 6 mint leaves lightly muddled Splash of lime Shake and pour all ingredients into a chilled tall glass with ice. Garnish with a lime slice. Dizzy Leprechaun Photo Credit: Veglio Moscato d'Asti INGREDIENTS: 1 oz. Veglio Moscato d'Asti ½ oz. grapefruit juice ½ oz. grenadine Half a dropper of Habanero shrub Garnish with lemon peel Pour grenadine, then grapefruit juice into a champagne flute. Top with Moscato d’Asti and half dropper of Habanero shrub. Garnish with lemon peel. Irish cream coffee Photo Credit: amoretti.com INGREDIENTS: 8 oz. hot, strong coffee 1½ oz. Amoretti Premium Irish Cream Syrup 1½ oz. Irish whiskey 1 tsp. demerara sugar (or to taste) 1 tbsp. heavy cream Dash of fresh ground nutmeg Pour coffee into a glass coffee mug. Stir in the Amoretti Premium Irish Cream Syrup, the demerara sugar and the Irish whiskey. Whisk the cream just until it starts to thicken, then use the back of a tablespoon to float it on top of the coffee. Garnish with a dash of nutmeg. Top of the morning Photo Credit: Coco Joy Coconut Water INGREDIENTS: 3 oz. Coco Joy Coconut Water 2 oz. vodka Fresh cucumber, mint and lime In a shaker, mix coconut water and vodka with ice. Cut up fresh cucumber and lemon and place in the glass. Pour vodka coconut water mix over fresh produce and ice. Garnish with lemon and cucumber slices. By Newsday.com staff Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.