37 Green Cocktails for St. Patrick’s Day (+ Easy Recipes)

I LOVE to clink a green drink! My delicious green St. Paddy’s cocktails are festive, fun, and better than a pot of gold!

I’ve got the top Green Cocktails to get the paddy started! There’s something for everyone, from the classic Green Beer to the lucky Shamrockarita ☘️.

It’s easy being green!

Green Cocktails for St. Patrick’s Day 💚

Craving green cocktails this St. Paddy’s day? You’re in luck!

1. Green Beer ☘️

Green Cocktail -  Green Beer

I mean, this might be the easiest St. Patrick’s Day drink ever! Two ingredients come together in under a minute! Plus, turning beer green is as festive as it gets! I use a light-colored Irish brew. You can also use an American lager (try Budweiser, Miller, or Coors) or a pilsner–whatever you fancy!

Easy Recipe: Add 1-2 drops of green liquid food coloring to a clear beer mug or highball glass. Pour Irish pale ale. Serve immediately.

2. Baileys Mint Martini

I mean, who doesn’t LOVE getting in the Irish Spirit! Baileys and Creme de Menthe liqueur gives it a smooth, minty flavor and a festive green touch for St. Patrick’s Day–or even Christmas!

Easy Recipe: Shake 1 oz Baileys Irish Cream, 1 oz green Creme de Menthe, 1 oz vodka, and 1 oz half & half with ice. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

3. Shamrockarita 🍀

Green Cocktails - Shamrockarita

Whenever I’m feeling lucky, I mix this green cocktail made with gold tequila! It’s a festive riff on the Margarita–guaranteed to add a sip of gold to your St. Patrick’s Day!

Easy Recipe: Cut slices of apple with a 2″ shamrock cookie cutter. Rub lime around the rim of a margarita glass, then dip the rim into sugar. Shake ice, 1 1/2 oz tequila blanco, 1 oz sour apple schnapps, 1/2 oz triple sec, and 1/2 oz fresh lime juice. Strain into ice-filled glass. Garnish with shamrock apple slice.

Want more tequila inspo? Try 42 Simple Tequila Drinks! (2 Ingredients) and 10 Reposado Tequila Cocktails (Easy Recipes)

4. Lucky Kiwi Irish Julep

We’ll muddle through somehow. This lucky Irish Julep is made better with vibrant green kiwi fruit and a four leaf mint green garnish.

Easy Recipe: Muddle 1/2 kiwi, 4 cucumber slices, and 8 mint leaves in a shaker. Add 1.5 oz Irish whiskey, 1/2 oz fresh lime juice, 1/2 tbsp honey, and ice. Shake vigorously, strain into an ice-filled Old Fashioned glass. Garnish with kiwi & mint.

5. Sparkling Shamrock Champagne

Looking for a Sham-Rockin’ good time? Here’s something fancy to sip on. This pretty champagne cocktail is perfect for any party!

Easy Recipe: Pour 1 oz Midori into a champagne glass, add a splash of fresh lemon juice, and top with Champagne. Optionally, rim the glass with gold cocktail sugar or add green edible glitter.

6. Irish Fish Bowl

And if you’re lucky to have good friends–you can’t go wrong with this green Irish Fish Bowl—it’s fit for a crowd!

Easy Recipe: In a fishbowl, combine 6 oz Jameson whiskey, 4 oz sour apple pucker, 4 oz melon liqueur, 1.5 oz blue curaçao, 4 oz apple juice, and 12 oz green apple soda over ice. Garnish with Jameson-infused melon balls and shamrock-shaped apple slices.

7. Lucky Leprechaun Shots

#7 on my list of green cocktails is the Lucky Leprechaun Shot! Decorate the rim of the glass with gold sprinkles for good luck.

Easy Recipe: Rim four shot glasses with corn syrup and dip in gold sprinkles. Pour 1 oz whiskey into each glass, then top with 1 oz apple schnapps. 

8. Four Leaf Clover Mimosa

Planning a St. Patrick’s Day brunch? This green cocktail is naturally colored with emerald mint, cucumber, and apple. Garnish with a lemon and cucumber.

Easy Recipe: Blend 2 tbsp chopped ginger, 1/2 cucumber, 1/2 green apple, 3 mint sprigs, juice of 1 lemon, 1/4 cup sugar, and 1/2 cup water in a food processor. Strain the mixture. To serve, combine 2 oz of this juice with 4 oz Prosecco in a glass, garnish with lemon and cucumber slices.

9. Green Irish Sunrise 🧡

I LOVE this cocktail! Mainly because the orange and green colors are festive for St. Patrick’s Day–and it’s delicious!

Easy Recipe: Shake 1 oz green apple liqueur, 1 oz potato-based vodka, 1 oz Blue Curaçao, 2 oz orange juice, and 2 oz sweet and sour mix with ice. Pour into an ice-filled glass and garnish with an orange slice.

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10. Lucky Charms Green Martini

This magically delicious Lucky Charms Green Martini is better than finding a pot of gold! It features vanilla vodka and Irish cream! Did you know? You can buy a bag of Lucky Charms marshmallows only on Amazon.

Easy Recipe: Shake ice, 2 oz vanilla vodka, 1/2 oz Irish cream, 2 tbsp whipped cream, and 1 tsp pulverized green Lucky Charms marshmallows. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with additional green marshmallow powder. Garnish with skewered Lucky Charms marshmallows.

11. Four Leaf Clover Cocktail

LOVE to Paddy? Let the shenanigans begin with this boozy Four Leaf Clover Cocktail recipe!

Easy Recipe: Stir 1 1/2 oz Irish whiskey, 1 1/2 oz extra dry vermouth, 1/2 oz green Chartreuse, 1/2 oz creme de menthe, and 1/2 oz chilled water in a mixing glass with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a mint leaf.

12. Leprechaun Mimosa

I’ve decided that every St. Patty’s Day should be celebrated with a green vodka mimosa! The OJ adds an extra vitamin C boost to your drink. Sláinte! (“health”).

Easy Recipe: In a champagne glass, combine 3 oz orange juice, 3 oz champagne, and a splash of blue curacao.

13. Irish Mudslide

“It ain’t easy being green”, but made with just 4 ingredients–Irish Mudslides come together in minutes! 

Easy Recipe: Shake 2 oz Baileys Irish Cream, 2 oz Jameson Irish Whiskey, 2 oz Kahlua, and 1 oz half & half with ice in a cocktail shaker. Strain into a glass and top with whipped cream.

14. St. Patrick’s Midori Sour

Whether you’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day or just want to explore the best green cocktails, the St. Patrick’s Midori Sour is perfect for the occasion.

Easy Recipe: Shake ice and 1 1/2 oz Midori, 3/4 oz vodka, 3/4 oz fresh lemon juice, 1/2 oz ginger syrup, ½ egg white. Pour into a cocktail glass and garnish with 4 mint leaves.

15. Bailey’s Jell-O Shots

Let the shenanigans begin with these layered green Bailey’s Jell-O Shots! “You look like I need another drink”.

Easy Recipe: Dissolve 2 packets of gelatin in 8.5 oz hot coffee. Whisk in 5.5 oz Baileys and 2.7 oz whisky. Pour into shot glasses and refrigerate for 2-3 hours until firm. Top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings before serving.

16. Irish Peach Fizz

Commemorate St. Patrick’s Day with this refreshing Irish cocktail. It’s made with a drop of green food coloring for effect.

Easy Recipe: Shake 1.5 oz Jameson Irish Whiskey, 1 oz Peach Schnapps, 1.5 oz pineapple juice, and 1 drop green food coloring with ice for 25 seconds. Strain into an ice-filled glass, top with 1 oz lime sparkling soda. Garnish with a maraschino cherry and mint leaves.

17. Green Irish

This green vodka cocktail recipe features the earthy notes of green tea matcha powder. I use any vodka bottle I have on hand, but this cocktail works well with Irish whiskey too.

Easy Recipe: In a mixing glass, thoroughly whip together 2 oz vodka, 1 tsp matcha powder, and honey until smooth. Pour the mixture over ice in a rocks glass, add 1 oz vanilla liqueur, and top with 1 oz cream.

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18. Shamrock Smash

“Here’s to the land of the shamrock so green.” Whenever I’m feeling green, a good smash does the trick.

Easy Recipe: Muddle 1 large mint sprig, 2 lime wedges, and 1/2 oz simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Add ice, 1 large egg white, 2 oz seltzer, 2 oz sour apple liqueur, and 1 oz vodka. Shake vigorously for 20 seconds. Strain into a coupe glass and garnish with a small mint sprig.

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19. Irish Eyes

For fans of creamy, minty drinks, the Irish Eyes cocktail is guaranteed to make you smile. And it’s simple to mix up. “When Irish eyes are smiling, Sure, ’tis like a morn’ in Spring…”

Easy Recipe: Shake 1 oz Irish whiskey, 1/4 oz green crème de menthe, and 2 oz cream with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a maraschino cherry.

20. Fuzzy Leprechaun

I tried out this green vodka cocktail this past week. I just had to share the recipe! I’m pretty sure this one of the best St. Patrick’s Day drinks I’ve had. The Fuzzy Leprchaun is bright green and tastes like a peach.

Easy Recipe: I mix 1 oz each of peach schnapps and vodka in a glass filled with ice, then top with lemon-lime soda for a sweet, green St. Patrick’s Day sipper. Garnish with an orange wedge and cherry.

21. Frozen Mango Mojito-rita

I only drink Frozen Green Mango Mojitos on the days that end in “y.” This fruity, frozen green cocktail is a fusion of a Margarita and Mojito.

Easy Recipe: Blend 1/3 cup silver tequila, 1/4 cup lime juice, 1/4 cup frozen mango chunks, 2 tsp honey, 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, and 1 cup ice until slushy. Pour into a salt-rimmed glass. Top with sparkling water. Garnish with lime mint.

22. Irish Grasshopper

I can’t think of a better cocktail to make this St. Paddy’s Day. This green Irish Grasshopper cocktail is chocolaty, minty, and boozy!

Easy Recipe: Mix 4 parts vodka, 2 parts creme de menthe, and 2 parts creme de cacao in an ice-filled shaker. Shake until frosty. Optional: Rim glasses with honey, then a mixture of crushed chocolate chips and green sanding sugar. Pour cocktail into prepared glasses and serve cold.

23. Irish Mojito

The Irish Mojito is a festive green cocktail perfect for St. Patrick’s Day. I love the added green mint element!

Easy Recipe: Muddle 5 mint leaves and 3 lime wedges in a tall glass. Add 1/2-1 oz mint syrup and muddle again. Fill with crushed ice, pour in 2 oz Irish whiskey, top with club soda. Stir, adjust sweetness as needed. Garnish with mint. 

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24. Emerald Isle

The Emerald Isle is a minty green cocktail that makes a great choice for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.

Easy Recipe: Shake 1 1/2 oz gin, 1 tsp crème de menthe, and 2 dashes bitters with ice in a cocktail shaker. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. 

25. Appletini

I think the Appletini perfectly suits the holiday with its green color and sweet-tart taste. Just garnish the glass with a few slices of Granny Smith apple!

Easy Recipe: Shake 1 oz apple juice, 1/4 oz lemon juice, 1 1/4 oz green apple schnapps, and 1 1/2 oz vodka with ice. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with lemon-brushed green apple slice.

26. Last Word

I LOVE to clink a green drink on St. Patrick’s Day! Toast the day with this classic green cocktail.

Easy Recipe: In a shaker filled with ice, combine 3/4 ounce gin, 3/4 ounce green Chartreuse, 3/4 ounce maraschino liqueur, and 3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice. Shake and strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with 3 brandied cherries.

27. Fat Frog

This Fat Frog cocktail recipe gets it’s green color from Orange Bacardi Breezer and Blue WKD. Mix this festive drink for St. Patrick’s Day.

Easy Recipe: In each of two pint glasses, pour 1/3 bottle Smirnoff Ice, 1/3 bottle Bacardi Breezer Orange, and 1/3 bottle WKD Blue. Stir gently. Add ice and serve in a rocks glass.

28. Kiss Me I’m Irish Martini

The ingredient that makes this cocktail green is the melon liqueur. I mean, the Kiss Me I’m Irish Martini is class in a glass🍸.

Easy Recipe: In an ice-filled shaker, combine 1 part melon liqueur, 1 part coconut rum, and 4 parts pineapple juice. Shake well and strain into a martini glass. Serve immediately

29. Key Lime Mojitos

Love dessert cocktails? Me too! Key Lime Mojitos are a delicious way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

Easy Recipe: Muddle 1/4 cup mint leaves with 3 tbsp Key lime juice in a shaker. Add ice, 4 oz white rum, 1 tbsp heavy cream, and 3 tbsp simple syrup. Shake vigorously for 20 seconds. Strain into ice-filled glasses rimmed with graham cracker crumbs. Garnish with mint and lime wheels.

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30. Jameson Pickleback Shots

Jameson is the best selling Irish whiskey on the planet–and the star of the Pickleback Shot! You can pour any Irish whiskey–but it won’t be the same as a shot of Jameson. 

Easy Recipe: Pour one shot glass full of Jameson. And fill a separate shot glass with pickle brine. Shoot the whiskey, and follow it with the pickle juice shot. Garnish the pickle shot with a dill pickle.

31. Vodka Gimlet

This emerald elixir offers a fresh take on a classic gimlet with green creme de menthe.

Easy Recipe: Shake 2 oz vodka, 3/4 oz lime juice, and 1/2 oz simple syrup with ice, then strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.

32. Shamrock Shot

Shamrock and Roll! I know you’ll love mixing up this sweet St. Patrick’s Day green vodka layered shot.

Easy Recipe: Shake 1 1/4 oz creme de menthe, 1 1/4 oz vanilla vodka, 2 oz heavy cream, and 4 dashes chocolate bitters with ice until well-chilled. Strain into two shot glasses and garnish with an Andes creme de menthe thin and whipped cream.

33. Green Bay Bloody Mary

I’m mixing this green green green Bloody Mary next St. Patrick’s Day! Green tomatillos, cucumber, and parsley ensures you get daily greens.

Easy Recipe: Rim a highball glass with celery salt then fill with ice, add 1.5 oz vodka, 3 oz tomato juice, 1 tbsp prepared horseradish, 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce, 0.5 tsp celery salt, and 0.25 tsp black pepper, stir to combine then garnish with cucumber slices.

34. Irish Jameson Margarita

The drink of choice for shenanigan coordinators worldwide. Green and delicious, this Irish Margarita is a fun St. Patrick’s Day drink.

Easy Recipe: Shake 1 oz Jameson, 1 oz tequila, 1 oz triple sec, 3 oz sweet and sour mix, 1 drop green food coloring, juice from half a lime, and optionally 1/2 oz simple syrup with ice. Strain into a salt-rimmed glass. Garnish with a lime wedge and mint sprig.

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35. After Eight Martini

Here’s a delicious green vodka cocktail to try this St. Paddy’s Day. With a gorgeous green color, this sophisticated tipple is served chocolate-topped.

Easy Recipe: Shake 1 oz vodka, 1 oz crème de menthe, and 1 oz crème de cacao in a shaker with ice. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

36. After Eight Shot

This sweet green vodka drink is served after 8pm–when the kids are dreaming of sugar plums. This dessert-like drink is named after the popular mint chocolate candy!

Easy Recipe: Pour 1/2 oz Kahlúa into a shot glass. Using a cocktail spoon, slowly pour 1/2 oz creme de menthe over the back of the spoon to layer it on top of the Kahlúa. Then, using the same technique, layer 1/2 oz Baileys Irish cream on top of the creme de menthe.

37. Emerald Jell-O Shots

If you aren’t familiar with green Jell-O shots, they’re made of festive green Jell-O and vodka (Irish whiskey can be used). One shot is STRONG–remember to drink responsibly.

Easy Recipe: Grease the inside of plastic shot cups with cooking spray. Heat 2 cups of water until boiling, then pour it into a mixing bowl with 6 oz of green Jell-O powder, whisking until the powder is completely dissolved. Add 1 cup of Jameson Irish Whiskey and 1/2 cup of cold water, and whisk. Fill each shot cup with the Jell-O mixture and refrigerate for 1-2 hours until firm. Just before serving, top each Jell-O shot with whipped cream and shamrock sprinkles.

More Cocktail Recipes

Outside of these green cocktails, here are more great cocktail collections I know you’ll LOVE!

Cheers!

37 Green Cocktails for St. Patrick's Day

37 Green Cocktails for St. Patrick's Day

Here are all the best green cocktails to try this St. Patrick's Day!

Ingredients

  • Green Beer

  • Baileys Mint Martini

  • Shamrockarita

  • Lucky Kiwi Irish Julep

  • Sparkling Shamrock Champagne

  • Irish Fish Bowl

  • Lucky Leprechaun Shots

  • Four Leaf Clover Mimosa

  • Green Irish Sunrise

  • Lucky Charms Green Martini

  • Four Leaf Clover Cocktail

  • Leprechaun Mimosa

  • Irish Mudslide

  • St. Patrick's Midori Sour

  • Bailey’s Jell-O Shots

  • Irish Peach Fizz

  • Green Irish

  • Shamrock Smash

  • Irish Eyes

  • Fuzzy Leprechaun

  • Frozen Mango Mojito-rita

  • Irish Grasshopper

  • Irish Mojito

  • Emerald Isle

  • Appletini

  • Last Word

  • Fat Frog

  • Kiss Me I’m Irish Martini

  • Key Lime Mojitos

  • Jameson Pickleback Shots

  • Vodka Gimlet

  • Shamrock Shot

  • Green Bay Bloody Mary

  • Irish Jameson Margarita

  • After Eight Martini

  • After Eight Shot

  • Emerald Jell-O Shots

Instructions

  • Pick your favorite Green St. Patrick's Day Cocktail
  • Mix & sip!
Green Cocktails

How many of these festive Green Cocktails have you tried? Maybe, you bumped into one of your favorite drinks while scrolling through my list?

I also made this separate post about 30 Green Vodka Cocktails (Easy Recipes). Feel free to check it out 😊.

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