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Irish Drinks for St. Patrick's Day

Updated on June 19, 2011

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Irish drinks are fun for St. Patrick's Day
Irish drinks are fun for St. Patrick's Day

Fun Irish Drink Recipes for St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day, what a fun holiday. It is a day to honor Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. It has become a day for Irish people to celebrate their heritage. St. Patrick's Day has become so popular that people from all cultures and heritage celebrate it on March 17.

What would St. Patrick's Day be without some Irish themed cocktail drinks? If you can't get out to a pub on St. Patrick's Day or have decided to host your own St. Patrick's Day party, don't just settle for green beer. (Although that's also fun!)

Here are some more Irish drink recipes for St. Patrick's Day to give your party some extra pizzazz!

Irish Drinks for St. Patrick's Day

St. Paddy's Girl

Put all of these ingredients into a blender:

Shot each of - Bailey's Irish cream (or your preferred brand), shot of Irish whiskey, shot of Kahlua or other coffee liqueur, shot of espresso.

Blend until creamy. Pour into a margarita glass. Add chocolate curls or a sprinkle of cinnamon on top, if desired.

Irish Mint Kiss


2 parts Bailey's Irish Cream (or whichever brand you prefer)

1 part cream (use milk if you must, but cream is better)

Splash of creme de menthe

Chocolate syrup

Add all but the chocolate syrup into a cocktail shaker that has been filled 2/3 with ice. Shake well until chilled, at least 30 seconds. Strain into a martini glass. Make a decorative drizzle on top with the chocolate syrup.

This is great anytime, not just St. Patrick's Day. It tastes just like the legendary classic candy, Peppermint Patty.

Another St. Patrick's Day drink recipe using Bailey's Irish cream:

Irish Cream Coffee

1/2 ounces each- Bailey's Irish Cream or similar, Kahlua or other coffee liqueur, hazelnut liqeur

6 ounces strong black coffee

Whipped cream


Pour the first 3 ingredients into a large coffee mug. Then add the coffee. Add the whipped cream last. Dust with a little sprinkling of cinnamon.

Irish Drink for Kids or Teetotalers

Non-Alcoholic St. Patrick's Day drink recipe

Lucky Limeys

Add 2 scoops of lime sherbet to a beer mug. Pour 7Up brand soda over it almost to the top. To really dress it up, add some whipped cream and a green maraschino.

Irish Shamrocks

An Irish Toast for Your St. Patrick's Day

No St. Patrick's Day celebration is complete without an Irish toast.

Here is an Irish toast to go with your St. Patrick's Day drinks:

May you work like you don't need the money,

Love like you've never been hurt,

Dance like no one is watching,

And drink like a true Irishman.

Drink up!

How to Make Irish Coffee

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    • Angela Harris profile imageAUTHOR

      Angela Harris 

      10 years ago from Around the USA

      Shamrock cookies, sounds good. Lucky you! Happy St Patrick's Day!

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      Susan Keeping 

      10 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario

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      Susan Keeping 

      10 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario

      Erin go Bragh!

      At work we are getting Shamrock cookies on Monday. I know because I'm the one who ordered them :)

    • Angela Harris profile imageAUTHOR

      Angela Harris 

      10 years ago from Around the USA

      William, Irish pubs are the best!

      In the Doghouse, Lucky Limeys are really good. I hope you enjoy them.

      Compusmart, same to you and as William says Erin go bragh!

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      Tony T 

      10 years ago from London UK

      Cheers, n St patricks day greetings to all!

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      In The Doghouse 

      10 years ago from California

      My father was the first Murphy to break the Irish drinking trend in my family, so I must try the Lucky Limey for my "Plastic Paddy" celebrations this year. After all who doesn't need a little more luck? At least I know the "Limey" won't leave me "green" in the mornin'.

    • William F. Torpey profile image

      William F Torpey 

      10 years ago from South Valley Stream, N.Y.

      I'm thirsty. I going out to look for an Irish bar! Very nice. Erin go bragh!

    • Angela Harris profile imageAUTHOR

      Angela Harris 

      10 years ago from Around the USA

      Bonnie, I agree that Sex on the Beach is a great drink, but I haven't had one on St. Patrick's Day. I have had the traditinal green beer, though.

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      Bonnie Ramsey 

      10 years ago from United States

      Great hub and delicious drink recipes! My hubby, being of Irish descent, just loves the Bailey's. I am more of the Lucky Limeys type LOL. That, I love!

      many of the bars color all their drinks on St. Patty's day. I have had a green "sex on the beach" in a bar before. How goood it was, too! Thanks for the recipes!



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