9 St. Patrick's Day Cocktail Recipes That Are Better Than Green Beer
Mix it up this year with a St. Patrick's Day-inspired libation...or two.
Whether you’re going out on the town or mixing up a brew in the comforts of your own home, these tasty cocktails are a great way to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day (sans the food coloring.)
Green Bloody Mary Martini
For fans of the traditional Bloody Mary, give this peppery concoction a try. It gets its green hue from heirloom tomatoes, while a dash of olive juice really kicks it up a notch.
Make It: Green Bloody Mary Martini Recipe
Irish Coffee Sundae
Boozy Irish Coffee Sundaes
Enjoy a taste of the Emerald Isle with a dessert-style twist on traditional Irish coffee. Top coffee ice cream with rich, Irish whiskey-spiked hot fudge sauce, then top with whipped cream and a liberal dose of Irish cream liqueur.
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It may not be green, but we don’t think you’ll mind after tasting this decadent dessert cocktail made with classic Irish cream liqueur. Delightful green candies = optional.
Make It: Boozy Irish Coffee Sundae Recipe
Kale Gin Smash
Probably one of the healthiest cocktails you’ll ever enjoy, this tasty drink gets its color from a beneficial blast of super green juice. So it’s actually kind of a health drink…right?
Make It: Kale Gin Smash Cocktail
Frozen Irish Banana Cocktail
It may seem more tropical than Emerald Isle-inspired, but it calls for Irish cream, so we’re pretty sure that counts.
Make It: Frozen Irish Banana Cocktail
Irish Mexican Coffee With Whiskey Whipped Cream
Stout beer and Irish whiskey come together to make this oh-so-delicious treat. Topped with cinnamon and homemade whipped cream, it pretty much doesn’t get better than this.
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For the novice mixologist, give this two-step brew a shot. Pour 1 ½ ounces Irish whiskey over ice and top it off with alcoholic ginger beer. Just give it a stir and enjoy.
Want to keep that Irish whiskey train going? Try this substantial Bloody Mary that blends Irish whiskey with two sprigs of fresh rosemary. Basic Bloody Marys will be a thing of the past.
Make It: Bloody Rosemary Cocktail Recipe
There’s no need to get all fancy with this classic sip. Add about an ounce of Irish whiskey to your favorite coffee for the perfect sweet treat we all know and love.
Make It: Irish Coffee Recipe
Matcha Green Tea Gimlet
Matcha Green Tea Gimlet Wedding Cocktail
The grassy notes of the matcha balance perfectly with the flowery botanicals of the London dry gin in this very "green" cocktail. The beautiful, deep green hue is an elegant touch to a wedding celebration.
And if you really want to celebrate the occasion with something green, we recommend this unusual concoction. Not too tart and not too sweet, this gin-based cocktail will have you coming back for more.
Make It: Matcha Green Tea Gimlet Recipe
Green Bloody Mary Martini
This one's for you Bloody Mary fans out there. This version is made with green heirloom tomatoes instead, but still has the earthy flavors of your go-to cocktail. Get the recipe>>
Grilled Artichoke with Arugula Pesto
Pesto is a favorite sauce for pizza, pastas and marinades, but it works great as a dip, too. Pour it in the hollow center of artichokes for a fresh addition to your menu. Get the recipe>>
Healthy Shamrock Shake
Sure, a shamrock shake is delicious, but you haven't tried this healthy version. Packed with vegetables and fruit, your body and taste buds will be more than satisfied. Get the recipe>>