21 Best St. Patrick’s Day Cocktails To Start the Party

On this list, you’ll find classics like dyed beer and cocktails incorporating Irish cream, but some of these St. Patrick’s Day cocktails may surprise you!

Green cocktail on St. Patrick's day

In addition to more traditional drinks, expect some tropical twists on typical beverages as well as more savory choices. Many incorporate fresh fruit, something left out on many St. Patrick’s Day drink menus. 

While some cocktails use food coloring to achieve the emerald hues associated with the holiday, others incorporate ingredients to create the color.

If green drinks don’t appeal to you, don’t worry. There are plenty of traditional Irish favorites perfect for your tastes. 

What Will You Drink This St. Patrick’s Day?

Try these fun cocktails or opt for an Irish beer this St. Patty’s day!

Check out St. Patrick’s Day food ideas if you’re throwing a party or St. Patrick’s desserts!

21 St. Patrick’s Day Cocktails

Green cocktail on St. Patrick's day

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a St. Patty’s cocktail! These green cocktails and Irish themed cocktails are fun and festive.

Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


    1. Choose your favorite recipe.
    2. Gather the necessary ingredients.
    3. Prep and cook your recipe.
    4. Enjoy!

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  1. Need to make the lemon drop shot yet don’t have basic syrup? Don’t worry about it.
    You can substitute the basic syrup with 2 ounces of sprite or lemon lime soft drink for added pleasantness. different diet.The size of shot glasses change from 1.25 ounces to 3.5 ounces. While causing mixed drinks to make certain to know about how huge your shot glasses are so you can change the recipe likewise.

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Written by Brian Nagele

Brian has over 20 years experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry. As a former restaurant owner, he knows about running a food business and loves to eat and enjoy cocktails on a regular basis. He constantly travels to new cities tasting and reviewing the most popular spots.