Not a Guinness fan or just looking for a fun and festive beverage alternative? You're in luck (literally!) Try your hand at these St. Patrick's Day drinks — including plenty of green drink options — all St. Paddy's season long. Irish or not, you can still get into the spirit with Bailey's-infused floats, Lucky Charms-decorated sippers, green beer and more. We've got delicious cocktails that include whiskey, rum, vodka and more of your favorite liquors to make any party a hit. Just add some festive St. Patrick's Day decorations and you've got yourself a real celebration!
To easily turn your favorite drinks into a St. Patrick's Day fare, think about adding naturally green ingredients like fresh lime juice, mint leaves or pistachio ice cream. Start the day off with a healthy green smoothie or frothy matcha and end it with a sip of green food-dye-infused beer. There are so many ways to toast to the holiday!
And since St. Patrick's Day falls on a Thursday this year, we've also included alcohol-free smoothies, milkshakes and floats that won't interrupt any morning work meetings the next day. Best of all, these drinks pair quite nicely with traditional (or not-so-traditional) St. Patrick's Day food and appetizers. Some of them even double as dessert — looking at you, Shamrock Shake! So if you are looking to get your St. Patrick's Day party going, here are our favorite St. Patrick's Day drinks — luck sold separately.
Hey, it wouldn't be St. Paddy's day without green beer. With just a drop or two of food dye, you can easily make your own.
Add a splash of Bailey's to make this chocolatey bourbon drink even more delicious. Who needs dessert?
Green pears make this bubbly pick a sophisticated option for St. Paddy's.
Make agua fresca with fresh honeydew for a pale green, ABV-free pick.
This refreshing cucumber, mint and lime cocktail is perfect for the very beginning of spring.
Okay, so Mojitos are technically a Cuban cocktails, but are you really going to turn down the opportunity to drink this minty-fresh cocktail?
Why not get your daily dose of fruits and veggies while you are at it? It's actually the baby spinach in this drink that gives it this festive hue, but you won't be able to taste it thanks to the banana, honey, and almond milk.
Some Irish cream liqueur and beer upgrade your classic vanilla ice cream float.
Bailey's, brewed espresso and vodka makes for a sweet sipper at the end of St. Patrick's Day dinner.
No pre-made mix required here, making sure this Irish-inspired cocktail is as fresh as can be.
This lime, ginger ale, and whiskey drink will make anyone believe in the luck of the Irish.
St. Patrick's Day is definitely a beer holiday, but that doesn't mean you can't have shots too. These are oh-so-cute — and are made with Blue Moon, vodka, Jell-O, whipped cream, and orange slices.
Come for the Bailey's Irish Cream, stay for the crushed graham crackers, vanilla ice cream, and marshmallows.
Forgive us, but there's no other way to describe these Bailey's Irish Cream and Lucky Charm shots than "magically delicious."
These milkshakes are so magically delicious you'll have to drink more than one. It's a holiday, after all.
Irish whiskey replaces vodka in this recipe, which also calls for festive edible glitter.
It's like McDonald's famous Shamrock Shake — but way healthier (depending on how much shaved dark chocolate you add).
The fiesta will begin as soon as you take a sip of this Irish-inspired cantina drink. Just wait.
A teaspoon of sugar goes a long way, especially when whiskey is involved. Jello shots count as drinks, right?!