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Shamrock Sour

Celebrate with a Shamrock Sour cocktail that has a balance of lemon and lime tartness and Irish whiskey smoothness. Topped with a cherry and a sprinkle of green chartreuse. It’s a sweet-sour drink perfect for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day.

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shamrock sour cocktail

Shamrock Sour

Prep Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 4 minutes
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Irish
Keyword: irish, Irish Whiskey, Shamrock Sour
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
Irish whiskey, lemon and juice, and simple syrup for a delicious treat.


  • 2 oz Irish whiskey
  • 1/2 oz lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz lime juice
  • 1/4 oz simple syrup
  • 1/4 oz green chartreuse or green food coloring for that signature green hue
  • A slice of lime or a cherry for garnish


  • Fill your shaker with ice.
  • Add the Irish whiskey, lemon juice, lime juice, simple syrup, and green chartreuse or food coloring.
  • Shake well until the mixture is cold.
  • Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice.
  • Garnish with a lime slice or a cherry.
  • Enjoy your Shamrock Sour.
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Shamrock Sour
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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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