Ah St. Patrick’s Day, a day where we celebrate Irish culture with feasting, drinking, and if you’re lucky – bagpipes. What does that all add up to? Hopefully dancing around and having a jolly good time. But let’s say you aren’t going to a bar on St. Patrick’s Day, maybe you want to have a get-together instead.
While you could just stock up on Guinness, get some corned beef, maybe rent some bagpipes and call it good, you could also get a little creative and throw a St. Patrick’s Day party featuring green drinks. Some people just don’t LOVE Guinness and that’s ok because you can still make sure that everyone has a tasty green drink in-hand. The list of drinks I’ve put together runs the full range of alcohol choices and vary from sweet to sour to refreshing, the only thing they’ve all got in common is a nice bright shade of Irish green.
Green Whiskey Smash | Always Order Dessert – A little bit sweet, a little bit sour, this muddled cocktail is a delicious mix of whiskey and limeade with a refreshing addition of cucumber and mint.
Recipe: The Best Margaritas | Victoria McGinley – Who said you can’t enjoy a margarita on St. Patrick’s Day? I’m sure Irish people love tequila just as much as the rest of us, plus margaritas are tasty, so why not? For you margarita lovers out there, this one is especially fresh and delicious.
The Last Word Cocktail by Erik Lombardo | Food52 – Old world class in a glass. If you’re into experimenting with cocktails I would definitely suggest this one which uses Chartreuse, maraschino liqueur, gin, and lime juice.
Green Gimlet | Kitchenette – A savory cocktail of basil simple syrup, lime juice, celery juice, and gin. This would be the perfect St. Patrick’s Day brunch drink.
Apple Ginger Cocktail | A Beautiful Mess – This cocktail only requires three ingredients, which means it’s great for the lazy people like me who want yumminess fast. It’s refreshing and light, perfect for those who want to be festive but not get too crazy.
Boozy Shamrock Shake | Buzzfeed – Time to drink your dessert! A deliciously minty, creamy shake with plenty of Jameson to celebrate Irish culture, after all we’re all Irish on St. Patrick’s Day.