Green Tea Shots Top St. Patrick’s Day Cocktail Orders, According to Union OnPrem Insights 

St. Patrick’s Day is one of the U.S.’ highest grossing holidays of the year for bars and restaurants and according to OnPrem Insights data from Union—a data-driven hospitality engagement platform—the top “cocktail” ordered is the green tea shot (24%). The popular millennial cocktail is followed by margaritas and Irish car bombs come in third place.

Based on Union’s OnPrem Insights, St. Patrick’s Day is a force in driving on-premise sales, as bar sales more than double in 2022 across the board. It is no surprise that Irish pubs are the top performers on St. Patrick’s Day, as last year’s data showed a 350 percent increase in sales. Traditional bar sales were still up on the holiday last year with a 135 percent increase and restaurants saw sales double.

“We were taken aback by the fact that green tea shots are once again trending and Irish car bombs are in third place for St. Patrick’s Day cocktail orders,” noted Layne Cox, Union’s chief marketing officer.  “It was also interesting to see how much restaurants benefit from St. Patrick’s Day. We always knew that bars were crushing it, but we were surprised to see that restaurants’ on-premise alcohol consumption sees a significant uptick as well. With St. Patrick’s Day falling on a Friday this year the festivities will likely last later into the night and bleed into the weekend, so busy bars and restaurants should take all of this into account to be prepared for the rush with a well-stocked bar.”

Looking at Union’s OnPrem Insights report on a regional level, Guinness’ share jumped from seven percent to 24 percent in New York City on St. Patrick’s Day.  That was a big jump of more than 16 percent, about three times more than normal.

“The big takeaway here is that New Yorkers like Guinness as a regular drink, but drink it even more so on St. Patrick’s Day, whereas in other cities’ drinkers consider Guinness a special occasion beverage,” noted Layne Cox, Union’s chief marketing officer.

Pretty wild data here…but what is in a Green Tea shot anyway? For those who don’t know, see below!

Green Tea Shot

Classic Green Tea Shot — Chef Iso

1/2 oz. Jameson

1/2 oz. peach schnapps

1/2 oz. sweet-and-sour mix

Lemon-lime soda to top

While we will be sitting back enjoying our Guinness this year, data doesn’t lie, so will you be pouring Green Tea Shots this year?  Let us know below.

Thanks to Union OnPrem for this great data.


In honor of The Oscars 2023 / 95th Academy Awards we gathered up some celebratory cocktails!  Including some Don Julio cocktails from our friend and globally acclaimed mixologist Charles Joly!


The Green Room just launched a newly crafted cocktail called “All Eyes on Me”

All Eyes on Me












2 oz Absolut Elyx

.75 oz house made Caroline raspberry syrup (Caroline Raspberries are a large luscious varietal)

.75 oz fresh lemon juice

Topped with grand marnier molecular foam

Glistening gold sugar sail – resembling an Oscar Award















1 ½ oz Tequila Don Julio Blanco

½ oz Sage & Mint Syrup

⅛ oz Juiced Galangal (Ginger)

¾ oz Fresh Lime Juice

Add all ingredients in a shaker with ice.

Shake vigorously and strain into a coupe glass.

Garnish with sage & mint bunch gold-clipped to the rim of the glass.


Hair of the Hound Dog








1 oz Bombay Sapphire Gin

½ oz Noilly Prat Original Dry Vermouth

½ oz Elderflower cordial

½ oz Fresh apple juice

2 oz Chilled ginger ale

Garnish: Gold leaf, pineapple leaves


Whale Hello There









2 oz Gray Whale Gin

.5 oz fresh lime juice

.5 oz fresh lemon juice

.5 oz agave syrup

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and pour in the gin, lime juice, lemon juice and agave. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled coupe or martini glass, or strain over a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with a lemon twist and serve immediately.














1 ½ oz Tequila Don Julio 70 Cristalino

½ oz Fortified Aperitif Wine

¼ oz Gin

3 dashes Moroccan Bitters

Hand-Stuffed Nopalito & Cotija Cheese Olives (Garnish)

Add all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice.  Stir thoroughly. Strain into chilled martini glass.  Garnish with hand-stuffed nopalito & cotija cheese olives.


Where will you be working OR what will you be drinking on this Oscar Sunday!?

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Today (Feb. 23) is the day we celebrate the #1 cocktail…The Margarita!  While there are a few legends on how this drink was created, there are two things for certain…they are delicious and they are popular!!

While we will be sipping on a Tommy’s Margarita (recipe below); here are a few other variations to help you celebrate!

Featured at Pujol, #9 World’s 50 Best Restaurants 

2 oz. Casa Dragones Blanco
¾ oz. Lemon juice
½ oz. Agave honey
3 fresh cut-crushed ginger slices

Hibiscus salt

Rim a rocks glass with hibiscus salt. Muddle the fresh ginger slices with the lemon juice and honey in a cocktail shaker, then add the remaining ingredients and shake with ice. Strain into the ice-filled, rimmed rocks glass.












XOC Tequila Grill (Woodland Hills, CA) offers the Tamarind Margarita…an exotic libation that pairs perfectly with chips, salsa and guacamole.

2oz Tequila Blanco
3/4oz Triple Sec
2oz Tamarind Syrup
1 Lime
Chili Salt
Orange wheel

Combine Tequila Blanco, Triple Sex, Tamarind Syrup and the juice from one lime into a shaker and
shake. Using the leftover lime, lightly trace it around a margarita glass to wet it slightly, then, dip into
chili salt. Add ice to glass and pour into glass. Garnish with an orange wheel.


Buddy V’s (Las Vegas), signature Margarita Veneziana takes an Italian twist with this sweet and salty cocktail crafted with Patron Reposado, Amaretto Veneziana, Amarena cherry syrup, classic sweet & sour, and a splash of orange juice. It’s garnished with black salt, a lime wedge and a cherry.

1 ½ oz. Patron Reposado
1 oz. Amaretto Veneziana
¾ oz Amarena Cherry Syrup
1 oz Sweet & Sour
½ oz. Orange Juice
Lime Wedge
Amarena Cherry

Rim colins glass with black salt. Stir all ingredients in a shaker until well combined. Pour into glass over
ice and garnish with lime and cherry







Tommy’s Margarita

2 ounces blanco tequila
1 ounce lime juice
1/2 ounce agave nectar





If you are looking to make a little easier this holiday, grab the NEW Altos Ready To Serve Strawberry Margarita.  These are made with Altos® Plata Tequila, natural strawberry flavor and agave syrup.  While ready-to-drink (RTD) products continue to rise, this one is perfect for today.


What is your favorite way to enjoy a margarita and have you created a unique recipe on your own?!  Post in the comments below.

We hope everyone enjoys National Margarita Day responsibly.


Enjoy this limited edition from the World Famous Midleton Distillery!
Rye meets Malt; cereal notes meet spicy undertones.
M&M Madhattan
50 ml Method and Madness Rye & Malt
20 ml Vermouth ‘rosso’
2 dashes Angostura bitters
Serve with Rainier cherries and ice

Wishing all a safe and Happy Halloween!👻

Upside Down Spicy Margarita
2 oz. Ghost Tequila
1 oz. Blood orange margarita mix
1 oz. Lime juice
1 oz. Agave syrup

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously. Garnish glass, add ice, and pour cocktail.


Wishing all a safe and happy Fourth of July!🎆

Don of all Dons

Created by Mixologist Josh Davis

1 1/2 oz. Tequila Don Julio Blanco

3/4 oz. Fresh Lime Juice

1/2 oz. Pomegranate Juice

Ginger Beer to Top

Blackberries & Mint Leaves Garnish

Combine Tequila Don Julio Blanco, fresh lime juice and pomegranate juice into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain contents into rocks glass over fresh ice & top with ginger beer. Garnish with a mint leaf & blackberries.


160 years of craftsmanship, distilled from pure sugar cane juice, aged 8 years in French oak casks, Rhum Barbancourt 5 Star offers a spicy nose balanced by fresh fruity notes with a long finish. Best consumed on the rocks or neat!


Happy Easter!🐰

Coco Bunny

2 oz. Koloa Kauai Coconut Rum
½ oz. Coco Lopez® Cream of Coconut
1 oz. pineapple juice
1 oz. Coco Lopez® Coconut Milk
handful raspberries

Blend all ingredients with ice.
Pour into a chilled glass. Garnish with your favorite Peeps.


Introducing Whirl CBD, an amazing new non-alcoholic sparkling hop water from Bravus, North America’s first non-alcoholic craft brewery! This better-for-you beverage is brewed with Amarillo & Citra hops, 20mg of broad spectrum CBD, adaptogens, and nootropics. It is wonderfully crisp and refreshing with a slight hint of lemon and ginger. Oh, and the best part? It contains 0 calories, 0 sugar, and 0 carbs.

Ingredients: carbonated water, hops, organic broad spectrum hemp extract, organic lemon extract, organic ginger extract, organic Siberian ginseng extract, l-theanine. Does not contain THC.

Wishing all a Happy New Year! Peace and health in 2022 🎇
Mezcal Coffee Martini
2 oz. Código 1530 Artesanal Mezcal
1 oz. Mr Black Coffee Liqueur
0.5 oz. Mozart Chocolate Liqueur
0.25 oz. Agave Syrup

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