Imagine: it’s St. Patrick’s Day, and you’re home drinking… a boring ole PBR? No way! This holiday is all about the alcohol, don’t let it pass without jazzing up what you’re imbibing. Lucky you, we’ve got everything from green beer to boozy milkshakes. Check out our list of 20+ St. Patrick’s Day drinks to get inspired.
If you want to make it a whole day affair, you can start your morning off right with an Irish coffee or a green bloody mary (no green dye here, just tomatillos!). From there, you’ve got tons of options, both heavier and cream-based and light and fruity. We’ve stuck with some classic St. Patrick’s Day alcohols and flavors, like Bailey’s Irish Cream and mint. Mint is often used because creme de menthe turns drinks that classic green color, but we love using fresh mint too. While some people may only imbibe mint-infused cocktails to cool off in the summertime, we say enjoy them early! What better time to bust out the juleps and mojitos than St. Patrick’s Day? Really, any light and fruity drink can be perfect for this holiday— just use lots of fruit and turn it into a rainbow, like in our layered fruit sangria. And you can’t forget shots! From cereal to pickles, we’re busting out all our creativity for shooters that’ll have you feeling extra lucky. Feeling overwhelmed? No judgment, just drop some green food coloring in your favorite beer (or grab a Guinness!) and call it a day.
The “nutty” in the Nutty Irishman refers to hazelnut liqueur— we like topping ours with extra crushed hazelnuts to get even nuttier!
Get the Nutty Irishman recipe.
Pick from strawberry, blueberry, or pineapple, or get creative and try something new. Whatever you choose, there's definitely a pot of gold at the end of these rainbow-hued cocktails.
Get the Mint Mojitos recipes.
This is the easiest cocktail ever — just two ingredients! To go the extra mile, we made our own spicy candied ginger too.
Get the Whiskey Ginger recipe.
Apple schnapps brings sweet-tart green apple flavor, while a splash of calvados (apple brandy) gives it a fiery kick. They may look light and fruity, but these babies are STRONG.
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Layering fruit into your glasses makes for the best presentation, but don't worry— you can chuck it all into a pitcher and still call it a rainbow!
Get the Rainbow Sangria recipe.
Super packed with fresh strawberries, apples, and oranges, this Olive Garden copycat is the perfect fruity green cocktail to welcome in spring.
Get the Green Apple Moscato Sangria recipe.