Everyone likes to treat themselves on St. Patrick’s Day! It’s a fun opportunity to go out with friends and enjoy some social time. Lots of people even enjoy having a drink or two while they unwind with friends. If you’ve ever celebrated St. Patrick’s Day before, you know how excited people get about novelty food and drinks coloured green to celebrate. When it comes to drinks, though, most places offer beer, beer, and- you guessed it more- more beer!
What about us non-beer-drinkers? Mix That Drink is a lifesaver when it comes to fun, fabulous drink ideas! Check out these delicious green cocktail recipes that are a perfect beer alternative on St. Patrick’s Day.
1. Shamrock juice
This combination of orange juice and Blue Curacao is delicious and festive. The colour contrast is what gives you the green shade!
2. Honeydew martini
Not only is the green colour perfect for the day, but the fruity flavour is also a great way to hop into spring.
3. Honeydew ginger martini
Did you try the regular honeydew martini and decide that you’d prefer something with a little more kick? Try this recipe with added ginger instead!
4. Emerald rain
This shockingly green concoction is made from Hpnotiq, orange juice, and a dash of lime to give the flavour kick!
5. Irish flag shooter
Are shooters more your style than full sized sugary cocktails? Try this layered shooter featuring a delicious combination of green creme de menthe, Licor 43, and Irish cream. It actually resembles the colours of the Irish flag!
6. The Grasshopper
Besides it’s gorgeous mint colour, this cocktail has an irresistible taste- you’ll feel like you’re drinking a chocolate mint milkshake!
7. Gold emerald shooter
Each of these shooters is like a little pot of gold in a glass. They have a unique melon and cinnamon taste and adding Goldschlager gives you gold flakes!
8. Misty mint
Mixing creme the menthe with a bit of rum makes sure that the mint flavour doesn’t overpower you and adds a little bit of sweetness.
9. Irish coffee
If fruity cocktails and shooters aren’t your thing, you’re not out of luck! Irish coffee drinks featuring Irish cream and whiskey are a delicious, rich alternative.
10. Emerald Isle
If gin-based drinks are your favourite, then this is the minty cocktail for you!
11. Irish hammer
Are creamy drinks your favourite? You’ll love this delicious shooter combination of Jack Daniel’s, Irish Mist, and Irish Cream.
This cocktail has quite the ingredients list, but it makes for a unique and delicious taste! You’ll need:
- Green creme de menthe
- White grapefruit juice
- Pineapple juice
There are actually two ways to make a Jade cocktail! Choose whether you’d prefer rum or champagne as your base.
14. Chocolate leprechaun
Okay, so this drink isn’t green, but it is completely delicious! It’s also got a slightly smaller alcohol content, so it’s perfect for people looking for a small treat with less buzz.
15. Irish cola
Believe it or not, this drink does actually include cola! It’s also got Irish whiskey and Bailey’s for a thoroughly delicious flavour.
Do you know a lot of people who wish they could have something other than green beer on St Patrick’s Day? Share this list with them for a little bit of party inspiration!