St. Patrick’s Day is a celebration of all things Irish. This is the holiday when the color green takes center stage. So this St. Patrick’s Day forget those ambiguous green beers and instead try one of these delicious, Irish-inspired green cocktail recipes instead!
1. Luck of the Irish Shots
These minty, creamy, and chocolaty Luck of the Irish shots will have you feeling pretty darn lucky with just one sip. Made with three different liqueurs including crème de menthe, crème de cocoa, and Irish cream, this multi-layered green cocktail can be made as shots or over ice in a rocks glass.
2. Lucky Shamrock Cocktail Shooter
Love the flavors of creamy white chocolate and mint? Then be sure to whip up this little cocktail shooter from the Slow Roasted Italian this St.Patty’s Day! With Creme de Menthe and white chocolate liqueur, this shooter is the perfect combination of cool mint and cream.
3. Boozy Shamrock Shake
Pass over the Mcdonald’s drive-thru this St. Patty’s day and whip up this yummy and addicting adult version at home. It’s super easy and oh-so delicious.
4. Irish Margarita
via Genius Kitchen
Taking inspiration from the traditional Mexican style margarita, this Irish Margarita is a refreshing twist on the original with color as gorgeous as the Emerald Isle. This Irish Margarita is made with the usual margarita suspects like tequila and lime but adds a splash of crème de menthe for a minty flavor and, of course…. the green color. Be sure to serve this one at your next St. Patty’s day get-together!
5. Sparkling Leprechaun Kiss
I’m not sure I want to be kissed by a leprechaun (I’ve seen the movies), but there’s no way you won’t feel refreshed from this Leprechaun’s Kiss cocktail! And if you love sour, this one is for you. Combining sour apple liqueur with vodka and sparkling water, this cocktail might just have you puckered up all night!
6. St. Patrick’s Day Grasshopper Ice Cream Cocktails
Ice cream can make just about anything taste better. And richer. And creamier. For this adult beverage, Irish whiskey and creme liquors are blended for a cool and creamy dessert cocktail that’s as indulgent as it is delicious. And guess what? It’s also green.
7. Lucky Charms
Feeling lucky yet? If not, this Lucky Charm cocktail should do the trick. Cointreau, Blue Curacao, and orange juice are shaken up for a green refreshing St.Patrick’s day cocktail with a color that is as green as a fresh shamrock meadow.
via The Good Hearted Woman
If you love a classic Tequila Sunrise, made with tequila, orange juice, and a splash of grenadine, then you’ll love this emerald green twist from The Good Hearted Woman. Made with Blue Curaçao instead of grenadine to get that stunning green color, one sip and you’ll wish St. Patrick’s Day was more than just once a year.
via Tammilee Tips
This fun St. Patrick’s Day cocktail is an original recipe from the famous Pat O’Brien’s in New Orleans. A vodka-based cocktail with fruity additions like peach schnapps, orange juice, and pineapple juice. This one would make a great cocktail at parties.
If you prefer a whiskey cocktail this St. Patrick’s Day, Sweet Pea’s Kitchen has you covered. Sparkling, tangy and made with Jameson’s Irish whiskey, this original cocktail recipe is the green you’ll want in your glass this St. Patrick’s day!
via Feasting at Home
Herbal and citrusy with grassy notes, this sophisticated vodka cocktail made green with the help of Chartreuse (the only naturally green liquor in the world), will remind you of the green hills of Ireland with just one sip. The very essence of spring in a glass – this refreshingly tart cocktail is perfect for those who aren’t into anything too sweet.
Bright green and rimmed with gold-colored sugar, you won’t be able to resist these easy to make these delicious apple-flavored shots made with whiskey. Give them a try and they might just be your new favorite!
via With a Blast
If you’ve ever been to a St. Patrick’s Day celebration, then you know that green beer is a tradition at many bars and pubs across the U.S. This year learn how stupid, easy it is to make your own while celebrating St, Patrick’s Day at home.
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For a lighter take on traditional sangria, try this Sparkling Green Sangria by This Mama Cooks. Made with Moscato wine, which has its own natural sweetness and a little fizz, as well as fruits and veggies like green grapes and cucumbers, this recipe can be made in a single glass or for a crowd.
via Culinary Cool
Pudding, Lucky Charms, and shots? What could be better? Made with Irish Cream liqueur and white chocolate pudding, these shots will be a special delight to your eyes and your taste buds this St. Patrick’s Day. Not only super delicious, these green pudding shots are also super fun to make!
We’d love our very own pot of gold, but for now, we’ll settle for one of these adorable Pot O’ Gold Jello Shots by The Shabby Creek Cottage. Made with Goldschlager, a sweet and spicy cinnamon-flavored German liqueur that comes with actual flakes of gold in the bottle, these Jello shots will be sure to bring the bling to your St. Patty’s day celebration.