St. Patrick’s Day is known for its parades, green beer, glittery shamrock-adorned top hats, and distinctly un-saintly behavior (usually fueled by the aforementioned green beer). If you would prefer to celebrate the holiday without the chaos of 100,000 frat boys dressed in Kelly green, the best way to honor the Celtic tradition is with a round or two of Irish whiskey cocktails—made and served in the comfort of your own home.
Irish whiskey is not only one of the most drinkable spirits in the world, it is also one of the most mixable. With more Irish whiskies being imported to the United States than ever, St. Patrick’s Day is the perfect excuse to get familiar with the spirit. While you can enjoy it straight, the honeyed whiskey is a perfect swap in classic cocktails like a Manhattan, or in staples like the Emerald Isle’s infamous winter treat, Irish Coffee. Here, nine of the best cocktail recipes to make with Irish whiskey to save you from having to leave the house this St. Patrick’s Day.