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20 Best St. Patrick's Day Drinks That Everyone Will Love

Mixed drinks, shots and non-alcoholic mocktails — they all seem pretty lucky to us.

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Mike Garten

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.

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Mike Garten
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Green Beer

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.

Get the recipe for Green Beer »

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Apple Martini

Get your green on with this sour apple liqueur-infused sipper.

Get the recipe for Apple Martini »

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Mike Garten
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Spiked Hot Chocolate

Add a splash of Bailey's to make this chocolatey bourbon drink even more delicious. Who needs dessert?

Get the recipe for Spiked Hot Chocolate »

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Mike Garten
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Pear Gin Fizz

Green pears make this bubbly pick a sophisticated option for St. Paddy's.

Get the recipe for Pear Gin Fizz »

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Mike Garten
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Best-Ever Agua Fresca

Make agua fresca with fresh honeydew for a pale green, ABV-free pick.

Get the recipe for Best-Ever Agua Fresca »

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Mike Garten
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Elderflower Gin Cocktail

This refreshing cucumber, mint and lime cocktail is perfect for the very beginning of spring.

Get the recipe for Elderflower Gin Cocktail »

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Mojito

Okay, so Mojitos are technically a Cuban cocktails, but are you really going to turn down the opportunity to drink this minty-fresh cocktail?

Get the recipe for Mojitos »

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Mike Garten
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Green Goddess Smoothie

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.

Get the recipe for a Green Goddess Smoothie »

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Austin Kearns
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Baileys Irish Floats

Some Irish cream liqueur and beer upgrade your classic vanilla ice cream float.

Get the recipe from Delish »

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BECKNEY STAYNER
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Flat White Martini

Bailey's, brewed espresso and vodka makes for a sweet sipper at the end of St. Patrick's Day dinner.

Get the recipe from Country Living »

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Briand Woodcock
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Clover Whiskey Sour

No pre-made mix required here, making sure this Irish-inspired cocktail is as fresh as can be.

Get the recipe from Country Living »

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Johnny Miller
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Irish Buck

This lime, ginger ale, and whiskey drink will make anyone believe in the luck of the Irish.

Get the recipe from Delish »

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Jonathan Boulton
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Baby Beer Shots

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.

Get the recipe from Delish »

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Joe Spit
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Baileys S'mores Floats

Come for the Bailey's Irish Cream, stay for the crushed graham crackers, vanilla ice cream, and marshmallows.

Get the recipe from Delish »

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Jonathan Boulton
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Lucky Charms Shots

Forgive us, but there's no other way to describe these Bailey's Irish Cream and Lucky Charm shots than "magically delicious."

Get the recipe from Delish »

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Boozy Lucky Charms Cereal Milkshakes

These milkshakes are so magically delicious you'll have to drink more than one. It's a holiday, after all.

Get the recipe from How Sweet It Is »

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Lovely Indeed
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Golden Irish Mule Cocktail

Irish whiskey replaces vodka in this recipe, which also calls for festive edible glitter.

Get the recipe from Lovely Indeed »

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Paleo Shamrock Shake

It's like McDonald's famous Shamrock Shake — but way healthier (depending on how much shaved dark chocolate you add).

Get the recipe from Cook at Paleo »

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Irish Margaritas

The fiesta will begin as soon as you take a sip of this Irish-inspired cantina drink. Just wait.

Get the recipe from Restless Chipotle »

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Jameson Jello Shots

A teaspoon of sugar goes a long way, especially when whiskey is involved. Jello shots count as drinks, right?!

Get the recipe from Sugar and Charm »

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