12 Whiskey Recipes For St. Patrick's Day That Will Definitely Have You Feeling Spirited

March 17 is St. Patrick's Day, the only day of the year where we channel our inner Irishwoman and don our most flattering shades of green to celebrate Ireland's most famous cultural icon — Jameson. If ever there was a time to whip out the whiskey recipes, it's now. Of course we can enjoy our Irish whiskey in shot, bomb, or hot buttered form, but if we really want to make St. Paddy proud, we shouldn't hesitate to use ol' Jamo to the best of our ability, infusing its classic smooth spice into every meal.

Whether you're hosting a St. Paddy's Day party or cooking an intimate dinner for two, please believe me when I say that one of these 12 whiskey-soaked recipes will surely speak to the heart of your Irish Claddagh — even if only for a day.

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by Marion Bernstein

Whiskey Bread Pudding with a Caramel Whiskey Glaze

Got whiskey? Got stale bread? Then you’ve got the key ingredients for this creamy caramely bread pudding, courtesy of Crepes of Wrath.

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Irish Soda Bread Scones with Salty Whiskey Butter

There’s definitely truth to the sentiment “everyone’s a little Irish on St. Paddy’s Day” — especially when you pay homage to the patron saint of Ireland with traditional Irish soda bread laced with whiskey-soaked raisins. Head on over to A Cozy Kitchen for the scone and whiskey butter recipes.

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Double Chocolate Brownie Irish Car Bomb Cheesecakes

Guinness brownies + Baileys spiked cheesecake + Jameson whipped cream = an Irish car bomb in dessert form, also known as sheer heaven. Half Baked Harvest gives you the step by step recipe.

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Avocado Grilled Cheese with Bourbon Bacon Jam

Add sweet, smokey, and umami flavors to your holiday grilled cheese with this bourbon bacon jam, courtesy of Closet Cooking.

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Whiskey BBQ Burger

It may not be grilling season just yet, but it’s always burger season in my heart — especially when you can top that burger with whiskey-marinated caramelized onions. Head on over to Food Fanatic for the decadently flavorful recipe.

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Whiskey Mussels

If you’re like me, you’ll do anything to avoid the drunken green masses associated with St. Paddy’s Day. Well, we’re in luck because Food Fanatic’s whiskey mussels recipe provides the perfect March 17 escape plan. Make sure you pair this zesty dish with enough crusty bread to mop up all those delicious whiskey-infused juices.

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Whiskey-Braised Short Rib Flatbread

Hosting a St. Paddy’s party? Encourage your guests to soak up some of that Jameson with this homemade flatbread topped with whiskey-braised short rib, gruyere, grilled corn, and fresh arugula. Get the recipe from How Sweet It Is.

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Bourbon & Salted Caramel Popcorn

Kick your St. Paddy’s snacks up a notch with this sweet and salty spiked popcorn. Head on over to Confections of a Foodie Bride to see how Shawnda bakes her popcorn in a homemade bourbon-laden caramel sauce.

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Butterscotch Milkshake with Whiskey Hot Fudge

First, blend vanilla ice cream, butterscotch, milk, and whiskey. Second, top with chocolate peanut butter fudge sauce. Third, thank Half Baked Harvest for this ingenious spiked milkshake recipe as you lick the glass.

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Irish Affogato

Put an Irish spin on this traditional Italian dessert by subbing Amaretto for Jameson. Check out Jelly Toast’s creamy caffeinated recipe topped with crumbled thin mints.

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Butterscotch Pudding with Caramelized Bananas and Cream

Joy the Baker adds a rich boozy twist to homemade butterscotch pudding by topping her decadent dessert with sliced bananas sauteed in butter, brown sugar, and whiskey.

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Chocolate Pound Cake with Bacon Bourbon Frosting

How do you improve chocolate cake? Add bacon. How do you improve bacon? Add booze. Get the decadent recipe from How Sweet It Is.

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