St. Patrick’s Day is just a few days away. Do you already know how you’re going to celebrate being Irish for a day? Since St. Paddy’s Day is one of the biggest drinking days of the year, what you’ll imbibe is probably one of the first things you decide on. And because this day is all about the Irish, you must have green drinks. Even if you have to stock up on food coloring, make it green! If your drink menu isn’t finished, yet, or you aren’t sure which festive drink to order at the bar, take a look at our list of the best green drinks for St. Patrick’s Day to get it all planned before the big day.
Impress your guests with this beautiful green drink straight from Vegas. The Shamrocker is served at LAVO Las Vegas for St. Patrick’s Day. It has Irish whiskey, crème de menthe, and (the best part) vanilla ice cream. Simply blend all of those ingredients together and serve in your preferred glass. This sounds like the perfect dessert green drink to cap off the night.
The Shamrock Shaker is for those of us who can’t get enough of apple liqueur. Thank God that stuff is green! Consisting of tequila, sour apple liqueur, agave nectar and lime juice, this shaker will have you shaking it out on the dance floor (or your living room) all night long. As the name suggests, combine everything in a shaker filled with ice, shake and pour into a martini glass.
If you don’t have an Irish flag handy to decorate your place with, simply mix up this drink and I’m sure your guests will forgive you. The Irish Flag is a green drink that is more like a shot. Its name comes from its appearance, which features the colors of the Irish flag (green, orange, and white). The white comes from Irish cream, the orange is Licor 43, and the green is crème de menthe. You may want to look up how to pour a layered drink or the end result may not be what you expect. Word on the street says this drink tastes better when everything is mixed together anyway, so don’t stress if your cocktail artistry isn’t perfect.
St. Paddy’s Punch is a great green drink option you can either make alcoholic or non-alcoholic. If there will be kids at your party, consider this punch. The ingredients are frozen limeade concentrate, lemon lime flavored Gatorade, (optional) rum and lemon lime soda. Mix everything together but the soda beforehand and let the mixture chill. Then, right before your guests arrive, add the soda for that fizzy goodness.
Start consuming green drinks early with this avocado smoothie. The smoothie has avocado (duh!), banana, Greek yogurt, orange juice, honey, ginger and ice. Throw all of those ingredients into a blender and enjoy this healthy breakfast option, perfect for St. Patrick’s Day.