St. Patrick’s Day isn’t the same without a green drink in your hand, and while bars might not be an option on March 17, it’s easy to make a green cocktail at home. These easy recipes are simple, fun and delicious—and they look picture-perfect.

Shimmering Shamrock easy St Patricks Day cocktail
The Shimmering Shamrock is a festive drink for St. Patrick's Day. Round Barn Distillery

Shimmering Shamrock

  • 1 ½ oz Red Sky Rum (or a white rum)
  • 1 ½ oz Green Shimmering Simple Syrup
  • 1 oz Cantaloupe Juice
  • ½ oz Lime Juice

For the shimmering syrup, boil 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water with some Green Brew Glitter. Build this easy cocktail by combining all the ingredients in a shaker or pint glass filled with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a rainbow candy.

Hornitos Plata Margarita
This margarita with just a touch of green uses Hornitos Plata Tequila. Hornitos

Plata Margarita

  • 1 1/2 parts Hornitos Plata Tequila
  • 1 1/2 parts agave syrup
  • 3 parts lime juice

Combine all ingredients in a shaker. Shake. Strain into a margarita glass. Garnish your Plata Margarita cocktail with a lime wedge and serve. Salt rim optional.

Baileys Irish Egg Cream
Baileys Original Irish Cream will be a go-to for many on St. Patrick's Day. Baileys

Irish Egg Cream (created by mixologist Meaghan Dorman)

  • 1 oz Baileys Original Irish Cream
  • 1 1/2 oz Chocolate Milk
  • 1 1/2 oz Seltzer Water
  • Whipped Cream and Green Mini Doughnut for Garnish

Combine Baileys Original and chocolate milk in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well. Pour seltzer water into the bottom of a glass. Strain the Baileys and milk from the shaker on top of seltzer. Garnish with whipped cream and doughnut with some green sprinkles for a festive touch.

Jose Curevo Sage Lime Smash
The Sage Lime Smash uses pretty green garnishes, making it a picture-perfect easy cocktail recipe for St. Patrick's Day. Jose Cuervo

Sage Lime Smash

  • 2 parts Jose Cuervo Tradicional Reposado
  • 1 tsp agave syrup
  • 1/2 lime, quartered
  • 3-4 sage leaves
  • Lime for garnish

​In a shaker, add the cut lime, sage leaves, and agave syrup. Muddle ingredients then add Jose Cuervo Tradicional Reposado and ice. Strain into glasses over ice, and garnish with a lime wedge and sage leaf.

Spruce Tip Collins
The spruce tip syrup gives this green cocktail its vibrant color. Bimini Gin

Spruce Tip Collins (created LyAnna Sanabria)

  • 1.5 oz Bimini Overproof Gin
  • 1 oz Spruce Tip Syrup
  • 1 oz lemon juice

In a glass filled with ice, add ingredients and top with soda water. Garnish with a spruce tip or a lemon wheel.

Seagrams Green Bloody Mary
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a green Bloody Mary from Seagrams. Seagrams

Feeling Lucky (Green) Bloody Mary

  • 2 oz. Seagram’s 100 Proof Vodka
  • 1⁄2 oz. Puréed Spinach
  • 1⁄2 oz. Green Tomato Juice
  • 1⁄2 oz. Carrot Juice
  • 1⁄2 oz. Lemon Juice
  • 1⁄2 oz. Aloe Vera Juice
  • 1⁄2 tsp. Minced Garlic
  • Cubed Ice

Rim a highball glass with celery salt and fill the glass with ice. Combine all ingredients in the glass over the ice and stir with a bar spoon. Garnish with a celery stalk, sliced carrot, parsley, cucumber and lemon rounds and an edible flower.

Proper Hopper
The Proper Hopper, which uses Proper No. Twelve Irish whiskey, is the perfect St. Patrick's Day drink. Proper No. Twelve

Proper Hopper

  • 1 oz Proper No. Twelve
  • .5 oz Creme de Cacao
  • .5 oz Creme de Menthe
  • 1 oz Heavy Cream

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Shake and strain over crushed ice. Garnish with chocolate shavings and/or Mint Spring.

Herbal Crisp cocktail
The Herbal Crisp is perfect not just for St. Patrick's Day but the rest of spring too. The Perfect Purée of Napa Valley

Herbal Crisp (created by Manny Hinojosa)

  • 1 1/2 oz Bacardi Superior Rum
  • 1/2 oz Absinthe
  • 1 oz The Perfect Purée Green Apple Puree, thawed
  • 1/4 oz simple syrup
  • Champagne or Prosecco
  • Lime wedge (for garnish)
  • Lemon zest (for garnish)

In a mixing glass filled with ice, add Bacardi, Absinthe, Green Apple puree, simple syrup, and ice. Shake and strain into a champagne glass. Top with Prosecco or Champagne. Garnish with a lime wedge and lemon zest.

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