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Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a rainbow Irish whiskey cocktail made with Irish whiskey, sour apple schnapps and melon liqueur. This Irish whiskey mixed drink is perfect for St. Patrick's Day or Pride Day.

Rainbow Rim Green Irish Whiskey Cocktail

5 from 7 votes
Course: Drink
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cocktail, St. Patrick's
Prep Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 6 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 375kcal
Author: Bella Bucchiotti
Isn't this rainbow Irish whiskey cocktail the cutest St. Patrick's Day or Pride Day idea ever? It's made with Irish whiskey, sour apple schnapps, and melon liqueur. The rainbow sugar rim makes this Irish whiskey mixed drink even more special.
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  • 1 Wedge lemon optional for rimming
  • sanding sugar red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple - optional for rimming
  • ice
  • 1 1/2 Ounces whiskey Irish, such as Jameson
  • 2 Ounces schnapps sour apple, such as DeKuyper Sour Apple Pucker
  • 1 Ounce cranberry juice pink
  • 1 Ounce liqueur melon, such as Midori
  • lollipop  rainbow, optional for garnish
  • Maraschino cherry optional for garnish


  • On a small, shallow plate, create a triangle of red sanding sugar beginning at the plate’s center and covering one-sixth of the plate. Starting, again, at the center of the plate, sprinkle a triangle of green sanding sugar directly across from the red triangle.
  • While you could just go in color-order, I find it easier to make the triangles approximately the same size and shape if I begin with a mirror image of the red sugar. Continue adding colored sugars in rainbow order (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, then purple) until all of the colors are used and the circle is complete.
  • Swipe a lemon wedge around the rim of a 6-ounce cocktail glass. Dip the rim of the glass down into the colored sugars.
  • Fill cocktail mixing glass about halfway with ice. Add Irish whiskey,apple pucker, pink cranberry juice, and melon liqueur. Stir with a cocktail spoon for about 30 seconds, or until chilled throughout. Strain into prepared cocktail glass.  
  • If desired, rest a rainbow lollipop across the rim of the glass. Place a maraschino cherry and a shamrock/clover on top of the lollipop


Calories: 375kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 47mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 17IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg
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The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.