30 St. Patrick’s Day Drinks & co*cktail Recipes (2024)

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The St. Patrick’s Day holiday has a rich history in Irish culture, but let’s face: in the US, it’s basically an excuse to paint stuff green, pinch people and drink lots of green beer.

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We have your back on that last one. And we also have a variety of St. Patrick’s Day co*cktails for those of you who feel there’s a limit on how much green beer one can enjoy.

These boozy drinks are mostly green. Some have Irish themes. Many of them feature delicious Irish cream. They’re all great for your holiday whether you’re partying with friends or enjoying the evening at home.

Before we get to the St. Patrick’s Day co*cktails, let’s quickly take a look at some other possibilities. Why not make some special concoctions in green?

  1. Jolly Ranchers Vodka in Sour Apple. This is a fun, quick and easy infusion to make (12-24 hours), and it comes out bright green and tastes just like the candy.
  2. Vodka (or Rum) Gummy Bears with just the green bears. This method takes less than a day to infuse the bears.See how to make vodka gummy bears in a 1 minute video!
  3. Skittles Vodka with just the green (lime) Skittles. This one takes 3-4 days at most to make, and the result is an opaque bright green drink that’s almost pure vodka. You can also do it with white rum.

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Shamrock Juice co*cktail Recipe

This version of the Shamrock Juice co*cktail features several different liquors along with two mixers that combine to make it a beautiful shade of green.

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Irish Flag drink recipe

There's more than one recipe called the Irish Flag co*cktail. This one blends the flavors of mint, whiskey and vanilla for a really delicious treat. And the layering is easier than you think.

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Grinch co*cktail Recipe

This simple, tasty co*cktail blends the honeydew flavor of Midori with lemon juice and simple syrup. It gets its name, the Grinch, from its green color. It's easy to make one drink at a time. But you can also mix up a pitcher of it before a party.

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Gold Emerald Shooter recipe

It's green and it's got "emerald" in the name, so this drink makes a great choice. The flavor is a little unusual (Midori and Goldschlager), so it may not be a hit with everyone. But give it a try - it's really good!

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Best Looking Green Beer for St. Patrick's Day

We tested several varations with different blue and green food coloring to find the perfect emerald green beer.

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Honeydew Martini, a Midori and Vodka Drink Recipe

A beautiful shade of green, and so simple, it's sure to agree with most everybody: vodka, midori and triple sec.

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The Irish Mule

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The Irish Mule is a refreshing co*cktail made with ginger beer, lime juice and whiskey. Enjoy this on Saint Patrick’s Day or any time of year!

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Grasshopper Drink Recipe

The Grasshopper is a classic drink recipe featuring creme de menthe, creme de cacao and light cream. It's practically a dessert on its own.

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St Patrick's Day Pudding Shots

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These St Patrick's Day Pudding Shots are not only a festive dessert but the addition of Irish cream liqueur to pistachio pudding is just what the holiday needs. Adding Bailey's or Carolans to instant pudding is what makes these shots so good.

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Misty Mint drink recipe, with just two little ingredients

With green creme de menthe and light rum, this gorgeous emerald green drink is a hit for St. Patrick's Day.

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Honeydew-Ginger Martini, Featuring Midori and Ginger Liqueur

Or if you don't love Midori that much, try the Honeydew-Ginger Martini. Midori with Domaine De Canton Ginger Liqueur, lemon juice, vodka and bitters.

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Emerald Rain Drink Recipe Featuring Hpnotiq

The green color comes not from Midori (gasp!), but from Hpnotiq mixed with orange juice. Very pretty and very drinkable!

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Emerald Sunrise | St Patrick's Day co*cktail

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Forget the green beer! Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in style with an Emerald Sunrise - a beautiful spin on a Tequila Sunrise.

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Emerald Isle Irish co*cktail recipe

Gin gets a touch of green creme de menthe meets and three dashes of Angostura bitters.

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Irish Coffee Drink Recipe

Irish Coffee is one of the simplest and oldest recipes for a coffee drink. It blends coffee with Irish whiskey and either sugar or Irish cream. It's a wonderfully bittersweet hot co*cktail that's perfect for after dinner or as a nightcap (but you might want to make it with decaf coffee).

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Boozy Leprechaun

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Pineapple juice and blue curacao mix together to create a festive green colored co*cktail that fits right in for your St. Patty's celebrations.

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Creamy Espresso Martini with Baileys

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This creamy espresso martini with Baileys and Kahlua adds Baileys Irish Cream to a classic espresso martini recipe. That makes this easy coffee co*cktail creamy and just a bit sweeter than the original.

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Irish Hammer co*cktail recipe

Need a shooter on your holiday party menu? Try this one, with Jack Daniels, Irish Mist and Baileys.

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Evergreen co*cktail recipe

This may seem like a strange choice, other than the color. Tequila meets Midori and green creme de menthe, along with some white grapefruit juice and pineapple juice.

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St. Patrick’s Day Jello Shots

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These St. Patrick’s Day Jello Shots are the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit. You have a layered Jell-O shot recipe that is colorful and tasty!

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Jade co*cktail Recipe (Two Variations)

There are two quite different recipes called the Jade co*cktail. The link has both of them - the second would be more your traditional emerald green co*cktail, but the first makes a beautiful lighter green, so pick whichever recipe sounds tastier to you.

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Irish Whiskey Smash

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Whether you need a fun St. Patrick's Day co*cktail or an everyday sipper, this Irish whiskey smash is always refreshing with its bright mint and tart lemon.

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Lime Shamrock Punch For St. Patrick's Day (Mocktail)

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Enjoy preparing a super easy and fun Lime Shamrock Punch Recipe to celebrate St. Patrick's Day! You will want to drink it year round!

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Chocolate Leprechaun drink recipe

This one's definitely more St. Patrick's Day in theme, but it looks like chocolate milk. Still, it's delicious and lots of fun - and you could always add some food coloring (see the above linked green beer article for suggestions on getting the color just right).

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Green Ghost- Chartreuse co*cktail Recipe

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The Green Ghost is a classic co*cktail dating back to the 1930s. It features gin, Green Chartreuse liquor, and fresh lime juice. This co*cktail is popular around St. Patrick's day because of its color.

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Irish Cola Drink Recipe

The Irish Cola drink recipe blends Irish whiskey, Bailey's Irish Cream, and the cola of your choice. It has a rich taste with notes of caramel, vanilla, honey and almond, and a touch of whiskey smokiness.

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Irish Car Bomb Drink Recipe

This is Baileys and Jameson dropped dramatically into a glass of Guinness. You can't beat it for Irishness. The flavor is... well, you know, not everyone loves Guinness, but definitely worth checking out.

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Green Dragon drink recipe

This is a gorgeous green drink that mixes some really unusual flavor combinations: anise, mint and gin, to name a few. It's better than it sounds, and definitely memorable.

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Key West Margarita

The Key West Margarita gets its green color from Midori. It's a fantastic tasting margarita that works well for St. Patrick's Day.

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Black Fog, feat. Guinness

The overall flavor of the Black Fog is something like a dark chocolate raspberry candy. It’s sweet but bitter, and just delicious. The Chambord raspberry liqueur is what makes it special.

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