30 Best St. Patrick's Day Drinks to Get You in the Irish Spirit

Guinness floats, Irish coffee, or green martinis... take your pick!

There are so many fun ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day! You can dress up in all green, enjoy a slice of Irish soda bread, or even attend a world-famous St. Patrick's Day parade. But no matter how you plan to celebrate on March 17, there's one thing that shouldn't be missed: the St. Patrick's Day drinks! After all, a big pitcher of Shamrock punch is the quickest way to get the paddy started! Of course, we've included plenty of whiskey drinks, Baileys cocktails, and homemade green beer, but you'll also find some mocktail recipes that the kids can enjoy, too. Sun Ice Tea Jar

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If you're looking for a drink to pair with traditional Irish food, try mixing up a spiked Arnold Palmer that'll remind you of a pot of gold—it's sweet, refreshing, and fit for a crowd. Cocktails are fun to customize, too—you can opt for a champagne cocktail (like the sparkling shamrock champagne to give your bubbly a hint of green) or a ginger beer drink that's topped off with your favorite Irish whiskey. Of course, if you're anything like Ree Drummond, the Irish coffee will be calling your name: Her version is mixed with Irish cream liqueur and topped with whipped cream that makes it double as a St. Patrick's Day dessert. And if you're still not sure what to drink on St. Patrick's Day, you can't go wrong with Irish beers! Here, you'll find Guinness drinks and a recipe for green beer that will have you feeling lucky in no time!

This refreshing combination of iced tea and lemonade is perfect for a big party. Make a big batch to serve in mason jars, then garnish with a mint sprig for that gold and green touch.

Get the Spiked Arnold Palmer recipe.

If you want to stay awake for all those St. Paddy's Day celebrations, then this coffee-based drink will do the trick! It's just like the kind you might find at a bar or restaurant.

Get the Espresso Martini recipe.

You can't deny the green-ish hue of this classic cocktail. Sure, tequila isn't necessarily Irish, but it sure is a Pioneer Woman favorite!

Get the Classic Margarita recipe.

Any drink that combines ice cream, coffee, Bailey's, and chocolate syrup is a win in our books. Try chilling the glasses in the freezer for 30 minutes to help the frozen beverage stay cold.

This cocktail might be inspired by France, but the champagne bubbly is good as gold! Any leprechaun would feel lucky to sip this light and refreshing drink.

An appletini perfectly suits the holiday with its verdant green color and snappy, sweet-sour flavor. Just garnish the glass with a few slices of Granny Smith apple!

A chocolate martini is one of those classic cocktails that follows an easy ratio of liquor to cream. What makes it perfect for St. Patrick’s Day? The one-part Baileys Irish cream!

Get the Chocolate Martini recipe.

Tart, boozy, and sweet—you really can't make a better cocktail combo. Naturally sweet rum creates a nice balance with the spicy ginger beer and tart lime juice. Add a lime wedge for a festive garnish!

Get the Dark and Stormy recipe.

Wake up to cocktail gold on March 17. This sunny and refreshing cocktail has lots of poppy orange flavors. You'll be glad you got your fruit juice in before the revelries.

Get the Orange Crush Cocktail recipe.

The weather in March can sometimes be surprisingly chilly. Cozy up with this warm whiskey-based cocktail after your day of revelry.

Get the Hot Toddy recipe.

If you're loading up on potatoes and corned beef, you'll likely want to balance out all the heavy dishes with something refreshingly light—like Ree's go-to cocktail! It even has a touch of green, thanks to the lime wedges.

Get the Ranch Water recipe.

While this drink is typically made with bourbon, you could always swap in your favorite Irish whiskey. Either way, a glass of this refreshing cocktail will look like you found a pot of gold.

Get the Classic Mint Julep recipe.

Start celebrating early with this classic brunch cocktail. It might not be green, but it sure is tasty!

Get the Classic Bloody Mary recipe.

While this isn't your typical Irish drink, it's great for tequila lovers and anyone who can handle a bit of spice. Add extra lime and jalapeño slices for that green Irish flare.

Get the Spicy Jalapeño Margarita recipe.

This might be the easiest St. Patrick’s Day drink ever! There are only two ingredients and it comes together in just a couple of minutes. Plus, there's no denying that turning beer green is as festive as it gets.

Get the Green Beer recipe.

Ree's mom used to make Irish coffee all the time (even when it wasn't St. Patrick's Day). Who can blame her?! This warm, boozy drink is brimming with strong coffee and decadent whipped cream.

Get the Irish Coffee recipe.

This may sound like a strange concoction, but the combination of beer and ice cream is actually somewhat of a revelation. It's similar to a root beer float, but uses a classic Irish beer—Guinness—instead.

Get Ree's Guinness Float recipe.

Not everyone is looking to indulge in vices on St. Paddy's Day, but even if you are, this drink is a great way to start the day off on the right foot. It's healthy, refreshing, and, of course, green!

Get Ree's Healthy Green Smoothie recipe.

No food coloring needed here! This twist on the classic margarita makes the most of nature's greenest ingredients including cucumbers, cilantro, mint, and limes.

Here's a drink you can share with the kids! This copy-cat version of a classic drive-thru milkshake is a creamy, minty, and fun way to celebrate with the whole family.

Get the Homemade Shamrock Shakes recipe.

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