Looking for a fun and festive green drink for St Patrick’s Day? Then check out these delicious green cocktails that are super easy to make, perfect for every type of party or occasion, and sure to give you the luck of the Irish this St Paddy’s day!
I’m not Irish, but I’ve always respected their commitment to drinking, and if you don’t have a tasty green cocktail in hand on St Patrick’s Day, you’re doing something wrong! Whether you’re having a small get together with friends, hosting a brunch, or throwing a big party this year, these drinks whip up in minutes and most of them can easily be made in big batches if needed.
From classy cocktails to fruit-filled sangria to four ingredient punch bowls… whatever vibe you’re going for this St Patrick’s Day, there’s a festive green drink that will take your party to the next level! They’re way more fun than plain old green beer, and guaranteed to help you celebrate the holiday in style.
11 Green Cocktails For Every St Patrick's Day Vibe
If you need a perfect brunch cocktail for St Patrick's Day, look no further than this bright green mimosa! It's just as easy to make as a classic mimosa, but it uses a mixture of blue curacao and orange juice to give it its vivid shade of green. Blue curacao is an orange liqueur with blue food coloring, so it still tastes like a mimosa, but with a super festive appearance!
Ingredients: sparkling wine, orange juice, blue curacao
If you prefer a bloody mary for brunch, this green twist on the classic recipe is so clever and delicious. The color comes from using tomatillos and yellow tomatoes instead of red tomatoes, so the drink is going to be a little more tart and citrusy than a classic bloody mary. It's a fun, show-stopping cocktail that will start your St Patrick's Day off on a lucky note!
If you love picklebacks (which is a shot of Jameson whiskey followed by a pickle juice chaser), then you'll love this cocktail! It uses bacon bourbon to complement the pickle juice, which pretty much makes this drink fall under the category of an Irish breakfast! Jokes aside, the bacon bourbon makes it a fun brunch drink, but anyone who likes pickles and bacon will want to sip on it all day long! You can buy a bacon bourbon like Ol' Major Bacon Bourbon, or easily make your own bacon infused bourbon at home.
Ingredients: bacon bourbon, pickle juice, green food coloring, sea salt (for the rim)
The Irish Maid is a sophisticated and subtly green drink that uses a base of Jameson Irish whiskey in honor of St Paddy's Day. It's a more sophisticated cocktail for the holiday, so it's great for smaller get togethers or if you need to serve a more elevated, "grown-up" cocktail. Think of it as what a fancy Leprechaun with a bow tie would order at a bar!
Here's another classy cocktail for St Patrick's Day if you're tired of green-colored beer and looking for a fancier drink! The Green Ghost is a classic cocktail that only requires three ingredients. It's more elegant than most St Paddy's cocktails you'll find, but still super easy to make. This drink has been around since the 1930s and wasn't created with St Patrick's Day in mind, but the color and simplicity make it a perfect drink for the holiday!
The Grasshopper is the original green cocktail! This classic cocktail has been around since the early 1900s, and it's recently experienced a resurgence in popularity. You only need three ingredients to make it, and it's one of the more decadent drinks on this list, which makes it great if you're craving something sweet and minty this St Patrick's Day!
Ingredients: crème de menthe, crème de cacoa, heavy cream
Here's another St Paddy's Day cocktail that only requires 3 ingredients and looks absolutely gorgeous in a glass! It's a riff on a tequila sunrise, so it's tropical and really refreshing. Perfect if you need a simple and cheap big batch tequila cocktail for the holiday!
Sangria is one of my favorite drinks to make for a big group because it's so easy and always a crowd pleaser! This recipe is full of colorful fruits like green apple, pear, kiwi, and lime, so it looks amazing in a big pitcher and tastes just like springtime. You might not find a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow this St Paddy's Day, but a glass or two of this sangria is sure to make you feel like a million bucks!
Ingredients: white wine, vanilla vodka, white cranberry juice, green apple, pear, kiwi, lime
If you're hosting a party but don't want to add any extra stress to your plate this St Patrick's Day, this punch is a great option! You can see its bright neon green color from a mile away, so it screams St Paddy's Day and is delicious to boot. It gets its vibrant color from Midori melon liqueur and pineapple juice, and is fizzy, fruity, and just the right amount of sweet!
Here's another very different take on a St Patrick's Day punch that uses lime sherbet to give it a deep shade of green. It's a lighter drink since the only alcohol in it is sparkling wine, so you can easily have a couple of cups without having to worry about seeing flying Leprechauns as the day progresses! Taste-wise, it's refreshing, gingery, foamy, tart, and sweet.
When you think of Ireland and St Patrick's Day, it's unlikely the tropics come to mind, but this drink is SO good that you won't care! It tastes like a pina colada with subtle notes of melon from the Midori liqueur, and is the perfect intersection of creamy, fruity, and boozy. If this doesn't bring you luck this St Paddy's Day, nothing will!