Looking for green St Patrick's Day drink recipes? You're in luck! We've hunted some of the iconic and best St Patrick's Day drinks for you to mix for a long day of partying!
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Celebrate St Patrick's Day at home with these tasty green Irish drinks! These St Patrick's Day cocktails will make the day more fun and memorable for you and your family!
So, instead of going out to your local pub, why not whip up any of these green cocktail recipes, and have the best time at home with your loved ones? St. Paddy's Day can be just as exciting celebrated with homemade drinks and goodies if not more fun and exciting.
For sure, green beer might be the norm, but if you're planning for a classy St Patrick's Day party, then these cocktails are exactly what you need! Let's get into that St Patrick’s Day spirit with these delicious drinks!
1. Sparkling Shamrock
Give this fancy cocktail recipe a try on St Patrick's Day. Each glass looks so festive and tasty with a bright and sparkling lime green color. Everyone will be amazed!
2. St Patrick's Grasshopper Cocktail
A classic grasshopper cocktail with the perfect combination of mint and chocolate. This cocktail tastes like real chocolate mint candy with a mild kick.
Serve it in a martini glass for a classy and elegant look perfect in a small St. Patrick's Day party for two or a few.
3. Melon Whiskey Sour
Melon Midori plays a big role in this melon whiskey sour recipe. Though it's optional, don't forget the ginger ale–it will help wash away some of the tough alcohol taste.
4. Luck of the Irish Shots
These luck of the Irish shots are a delicious fusion of Creme de Cocoa for a rich chocolate flavor and Creme de Menthe liqueur for a hint of a minty taste. It's a delicious green cocktail packed with a punch!
5. Green Dublin Cocktail
This green Dublin cocktail is the perfect balance of sweet and sour which makes it the perfect drink for St. Patrick's Day this year. It can’t get any more Irish than this with Irish whiskey highlighted in the mix.
To give the drink the signature green color, turn to sour apple schnapps, then sweeten with white cranberry juice. Finally, garnish with mint leaves and apple slices–oh, do slice the apples thinly for added charm.
6. Verde Mary Cocktail
7. Irish Flag Cocktail
Irish cream, Licor 43, and green creme de menthe–each layer takes this cocktail to a whole other level making it perfect for St. Paddy's Day!
8. St Patrick's Green Leprechaun
Carry a cocktail glass full of this Green Leprechaun while enjoying a happy day. It's easy to make, it's tasty, and it's definitely a great drink to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with your family. You only need three ingredients for this cocktail recipe.
9. St Patrick's Mint Chip Cookietini
When a drink involves whipped cream, you know something fun is going to happen. This mint chip cookietini is a green cocktail made even better with chocolate whipped cream and some chocolate shavings. This cocktail hits the spot for the best St. Patrick's Day drink!
10. Irish Buck Cocktail
Because this cocktail recipe uses Irish whiskey, I thought it would be perfect to include this drink on this list. Although the green color isn't prominent, still, it tastes good for St. Patrick's Day.
11. Shamrock Sour Cocktail
Irish whiskey, lime juice, and lemon juice make this cocktail taste refreshingly sour while green food coloring and a DIY shamrock stirrer make it perfect for St. Patrick's Day.
12. Nuclear Reactor Shots
Who says cocktails are only for ladies? Men, this St. Patrick's Day you're in for a surprise with a shot of the nuclear reactor. A magical green drink that'll have you tearing up.
13. Fuzzy Leprechaun Cocktail
A simple yet irresistibly delicious boozy St Patrick’s drink. With peach schnapps, blue curacao, and vodka in the frizzy mix, you’ll be in for fun and a little mischief.
14. Boozy McDonald's Shamrock Shake
Give your favorite McDonald's Shamrock Shake a twist by spiking it with vanilla vodka, Irish creme de menthe, and Irish creme liqueur.
Have plenty of these shamrock shakes to go around your party but be warned: Never have kids around because they look so good, those little ones will want one, too.
15. Pot of Gold Mimosas
It’s your lucky day! You’ve just found yourself a pot of gold (after one too many drinks of this tempting and lovely-looking cocktail).
To create the mimosa’s pretty layered effect, quickly pour in the blue curacao after orange juice, champagne, and vodka so it settles at the bottom, giving it the dark green hue.
16. Joker Gone Wild
For the sake of St. Patrick’s, let’s play bartender for a while and mix this Joker-inspired cocktail. Like Joker, this one’s tricky to assemble.
First, make the sanding sugar. Next, decorate your glasses, and finally, mix your cocktail. It isn’t exactly designated for St. Patrick’s Day, but hey it’s green, so there!
17. The Green Beast
Well, it’s one helluva drink, thus the name. So good, it’ll turn your band of St Patrick’s Day party peeps into green beasts.
With potent absinthe, toned down by lime juice, simple syrup, and lots and lots of crushed ice, unsuspecting guests might indulge themselves more than they need to. Add refreshing cucumber slices and they'd be hooked for sure.
18. Green Coconut Cocktail
A sweet boozy drink with hints of piña colada. It’s great for summer but ripe for spring and St. Patrick’s Day, plus it’s green.
Mix coconut rum, melon liqueur, lime, and crushed ice in a shaker and shake to your heart’s content.
19. Midori Piña Colada
If you want the real thing, (I mean piña colada) nobody’s stopping you. A little dressing up of the iconic pineapple juice, coconut rum, and coconut cream combo makes it perfect for St. Parick's Day festivities.
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day though, add Midori melon liqueur both for color green and its delightful fruity musk. You’ll have one pretty drink with a delicious and exquisite taste no Irish nor any St Patrick's Day reveler will let go.
20. Whiskey Pandan St Patrick's Day Cocktail
Everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day, right? So are all things green, including the green aromatic pandan leaves. Cue in this one-of-a-kind St. Patrick's drink recipe.
You're in for a tropical and exotic treat on St. Patrick's Day with this delicious pandan-infused cocktail. If you can find the real thing, it'll be a delight to decorate your highball glass with a blade of this aromatic grass.
21. Irish Cream Coffee Cocktail Recipe
While it's still chilly in Ireland this time of the year, St. Patrick's Day is a different story down south in the US. You can drink coffee to your heart's content in Ireland but in the US, better enjoy it cold and spiked with the Irish cream coffee cocktail recipe.
Do you still have time for more green cocktail recipes? Check out this video from Institute of Culinary Education and learn more cocktails perfect for St. Patrick's Day:
Make St. Patrick's Day extra special by spending the whole day with your friends and family. You don't need to go out and party because these green drinks for St Patrick's Day are easy enough to make at home. Thus, you and your loved ones can have a homemade St. Patrick's Day drinking spree!
Which of these green cocktail recipes are you planning to try on St. Patrick's Day? Let us know in the comments section below!
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on March 1, 2016, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.