These St. Patty's Day cocktails are so much better than a pint of green beer.
St. Patrick's Day is coming up on March 17 and, sure, you could opt for the same ol' green beer you guzzle year after year... but do you actually enjoy drinking a pint of dyed alcohol? Instead, try making one (or all) of these recipes for St. Patty's Day cocktails featuring another Irish favorite: whiskey. Our whiskey St. Patty's Day cocktails are tasty, refreshing, and best of all, will get you in the right spirit to celebrate.
While you're at it, complement these festive drinks with a traditional Irish dessert to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
Irish Iced Coffee
This refreshing recipe could not be simpler. Strong iced coffee is mixed with whiskey and heavy cream to create a deliciously decadent pick-me-up and the perfect St. Patty's Day cocktail.
Get the recipe: Irish Iced Coffee
A riff on the classic Tom Collins cocktail, this St. Patty's drink gets a dose of whiskey instead of the traditional gin. Pour over a tall glass of ice, then garnish with a lemon wedge.
Get the recipe: John Collins
Perfect for the classic cocktail lover, this elegant drink is sure to impress your partygoers. The white port (or Lillet Blanc) adds just the right amount of sweetness.
Get the recipe: White Knight
If you’re a fan of the French 75, you’ll fall in love with this romantic rendition. Irish whiskey replaces the gin or cognac, and the sparkling wine makes this St. Patty's Day cocktail delightfully bubbly.
Get the recipe: Irish 75
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You don’t have to nix happy hour to stay on track with your healthy lifestyle. You’ll love how easy these are to make and how delicious they are to drink. As seen on Cooking Light.
This pretty pink cocktail is as delicious as it looks. And the combination of sweet red grenadine and tangy, freshly-squeezed lime juice is sure to be a crowd-pleaser at any St. Patty's Day gathering.
Get the recipe: Irish Rose