Lucky Leprechaun Shots are fruity shots that taste like what a leprechaun would drink on a tropical vacation. This easy cocktail recipe is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day or the rest of the year!
Inspired by the whimsical side of St. Patrick’s Day, one might imagine these chartreuse green fruity shots would be what a mischievous leprechaun would drink on vacation.
The good news is, unlike many other cocktail shots, these taste great and like the tropics!
For the rest of us non-leprechauns, they are a delicious fruity shot any time of the year.
Having done my diligence in sharing true Irish recipes before, I wanted to share something with a bit of whimsy.
This easy cocktail recipe is delicious and just the right color for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day.
Fruity Shots Perfect for Leprechauns
Lucky Leprechaun Shots are a take on the cocktail of the same name.
Ingredients vary in the cocktail, but being well past my shot consumption days, I wanted it to actually taste good, not like I was trying to sanitize my mouth and throat.
This tastes like what a leprechaun would drink on a tropical island.
These are fruity shots; not sickly sweet with that tinge of I’m-going-to-regret-this-in-the-morning flavor.
They don’t burn going down. They just taste good!
And the radioactive green color can’t be beat!
Lucky Leprechaun Shots Ingredients
Only three perfectly paired ingredients are needed to make Lucky Leprechaun shots:
- Midori Melon liqueur
- Malibu coconut rum
- Pineapple juice
How to Make Lucky Leprechaun Shots
There is nothing fancy needed to make these festive fruity shots.
- Combine the ingredients
- Pour into a shot glass and serve!
Though these shots contain liquor so for adults only, teetotalers and tots can enjoy something similar with Lemon-Lime Gatorade or Mountain Dew!
They are both the same bright green color.
TIP for Making Multiple Lucky Leprechaun Shots
If serving these to a larger group, using a cocktail shaker will help you prepare this easy cocktail recipe in higher volume.
Keep the ingredient amounts proportional and whip up a batch instead of making the fruity shots one by one!
A LARGE BATCH TIP
Scroll down to the recipe card below, mouse over the Serving Size and a toggle will appear.
Move it to the number of servings desired and it will calculate the ingredient quantities for you!
How to Serve Lucky Leprechaun Shots
Serve at room temperature or chilled.
Any shot glass will work!
If serving for St. Patrick’s Day, using a shot glass on a necklace as shown above is fun too!
More Fun Leprechaun Recipes
- Leprechaun Tracks Ice Cream
- Leprechaun Bait Bars: Gooey Mint Chocolate Bars
- Lucky Leprechaun Cookie Bark (if gluten-free substitute gluten-free products as required)
Lucky Leprechaun Shots
- 1/2 ounce Midori Liqueur
- 1/2 ounce Mailbu Coconut Rum
- 1/2 ounce Pineapple Juice
- Mix the ingredients together and pour into a shot glass.
- Larger quantities of shots may be made at once keeping the ingredient proportions the same.
Originally published March 17, 2016; updated March 2019
This cocktail recipe is easy to make and great for parties and events! My guests really enjoyed this drink and was asking for more.
Oh wow- I think this is literally the gold at the end of the rainbow! So delicious!!
Renee | The Good Hearted Woman says
I love the bright, vibrant color, and that combo sounds Sweet!
My family would love this! Can’t wait to try it.
Allyson Zea says
Totally making these next week!!!
These Shots are so festive! I love the sound of Coconut Rum + Pineapple Juice! Amazing!
Jessica Formicola says
These shots are so fun! I can’t wait to make them for St. Patrick’s Day!
That color is awesome! It’s the perfect drink to celebrate St.Patrick’s Day.