Put Down the Mug: 18 Green Drinks for St. Patrick's Day That Aren't Beer
Mint Matcha Milk Shake
Combine matcha powder with mint chip ice cream and almond milk for a slightly healthier version of your favorite seasonal mint shake. We used a shamrock cookie cutter to create the adorable matcha powder shamrock that sits on top of a dollop of whipped cream. Matcha tea has a number of health benefits, and also includes caffeine so we don't recommend making these shakes as a bedtime snack!
5 Ways to Make Green Beer
Turn your favorite cider or beer green with one of these easy add-ins. We tested candies, food coloring, teas, and more to see which flavors and colors were best. A few of the results surprised us!
Fill sugar-rimmed glasses to the brim with fresh basil leaves, lime juice, and sweet honeydew melon. Slice into spears or use a melon baller to make perfectly rounded honeydew balls for a green St. Patrick's Day drink garnish.
Cucumber Gin and Tonic
Floral, fizzy, and totally on trend, this cucumber gin and tonic is the perfect party drink for St. Patrick's Day. Elderflower liqueur gives the traditional cocktail a crisp twist.
Matcha Green Tea Latte
Who says St. Patrick's Day drinks need to be boozy? Wake up the festive way with these creamy matcha lattes. Serve these non-alcoholic St. Patrick's Day drinks up over plenty of ice.
Minted Cucumber Nojitos
Time to pucker up! This minty St. Patrick's Day mocktail features a double dose of lip-smacking lemon: a squeeze of lemon juice and icy-cold lemonade. Slices of cucumber make a refreshing (and green!) garnish.
Minty Lime Refresher
A small splash of green creme de menthe—an Irish bar staple—goes a long way in this rum-infused cocktail. Make this thirst-quenching drink extra bubbly by topping it with carbonated club soda. Use mint sprigs for garnish.
The beauty of this lime-green mojito? It's personalized by you! Be your own mixologist for this St. Patrick's Day mixed drink by choosing your favorite flavor of rum, then pick between fresh mint or basil leaves for garnish.
Melon-Basil Prosecco Sparklers
This St. Patrick's Day drink idea gets plenty of sparkle from bubbly prosecco. Top each glass with fresh mint and melon for a light and sweet green cocktail.
Kick up your heels for this jalapeno-studded St. Patrick's Day drink. The wee-bit-spicy limemade also features fresh ginger and a drizzle of honey to sweeten things up.
Nothing says celebration like a marg. These creamy green margaritas are the perfect drink for St. Patrick's Day. Spice up your party with a chile-salt garnish.
Light rum and fresh lemon never tasted so good. Try the refreshing duo in this invigorating St. Patrick's Day cocktail featuring cucumber and homemade simple syrup.
Easy Being Green Smoothie
Fresh celery juice has been getting a lot of buzz lately. Skip the expensive bottled versions and make your own at home. This healthy St. Patrick's Day drink is ready in just about 10 minutes.