St. Patrick’s Day has been celebrated by the Irish people as a religious holiday for over 1,000 years. It’s actually celebrated on the anniversary of the patron Saint of Ireland’s death in 461. St. Patrick’s Day is the one day during Lent that the prohibitions on meat are waived and a feast festival is held, so they tend to eat, drink and be merry on this holiday. But, believe it or not, it was illegal in Ireland for pubs to be open on St. Patrick’s day until 1995, when the government launched a campaign to promote tourism with the holiday. Now everyone, including the Irish people can legally enjoy drinks to celebrate. Here are a few of the best St. Patrick’s Day drinks to enjoy on your own, or serve at your party.
If you’re looking for a green drink that’s fruity, but not minty, this is a great choice. It’s a fun drink, from the name, to the color and the flavor. It’s green color would make you think it tastes like mint or apples, but it surprises with a peachy flavor.
Orange and cherry for garnish
This is a good choice if you want a boozy drink and some decadent indulgence at the same time. It’s got all the flavor of a Shamrock shake from McDonald’s, but it’s arguably better because of the addition of Schnapps. And, you won’t even have to wait in line at the drive thru!
This is a really unique drink with a fun green color and gold flecks. It’s a combination of Goldschlager, vodka and Midori, which sounds kind of weird, but it works. The result is a perfect blend of sweet and spicy. And the flavors blend so well that even people who aren’t partial to some of the spirits in it will love it.
These are a shot of pure childhood nostalgia. They taste just like eating a bowl of Lucky Charms, but with the added benefit of Bailey’s Irish Cream. They’re magically delicious!
These look as good as they taste, and make an excellent presentation piece for St. Patrick’s Day parties. Not only do you get a nice jello shot, you get a piece of candy. And it looks like gold underneath a rainbow with clouds, enough to please your inner Leprechaun.
This is a great drink to serve at St. Patrick’s Day parties because it’s tasty and the layers of the shot resemble an Irish flag. Don’t let a fear of layering discourage you from trying to make it because it’s actually quite easy. And, the alcohol content is low enough that if you serve these at a party, your guests can enjoy a couple of them without you having to worry about them getting too out of hand.
This drink is both fun and tasty. It consists of a pint of stout and a shot. You drop the shot glass into the pint, and then drink it quickly. The reason you drink it quickly, as opposed to leisurely sipping the pint is that once the ingredients combine, they curdle quickly, and no one wants chunks in their beer. You should probably watch how many of these you drink, as well, because they’re a fantastic way to get “bombed”.
St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated all around the world, and the drinks in this article are intended to reflect that diversity, while also embracing Irish heritage. After all, there’s an old adage that goes “Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day!” With the vast number of St. Patrick’s Day parties and festivals held each year, you’re sure to see some of the drinks listed here floating around somewhere, and they’ll make stunning additions to your own.