15 Festive Green Drinks for St. Patrick's Day That Aren't Beer

Including cocktails, mocktails, smoothies, and more.

Hugo Spritz summer cocktail

Grant Webster

St. Patrick's Day is the perfect excuse to party in the middle of March. There's no better time to sip a green drink. From nonalcoholic drinks like smoothies and mojito mocktails to boozy beverages like margaritas and more, here's a showstopping lineup of delicious ideas for festive green drinks for St. Patrick's Day.

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Mint Matcha Milk Shake

matcha-mint milkshakes with shamrocks
Carson Downing

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 several health benefits, but since it also has caffeine, we don't recommend making these shakes as a bedtime snack!

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Celery Tonic

Celery Tonic
Andy Lyons

This green cocktail recipe gets big flavor from a trio of bold ingredients. Celery, lime, and gin make for one unique (and delicious!) St. Patrick's Day cocktail.

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Classic Margaritas

Classic Margaritas
Andy Lyons

Where there are margaritas, there's a party. A pitcher of classic lime margaritas will bring a little green to your St. Patrick's Day festivities. Pick Triple Sec or another liqueur of your choice.

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Kiwi-Pineapple Smoothies

Kiwi-Pineapple Smoothies
Blaine Moats

Start your St. Patrick's Day off right with a good-for-you green smoothie. A colorful assortment of fresh produce—kiwifruit, pineapple, banana, and spinach—gives this drink its natural sweetness.

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Minted Cucumber Nojitos

Minted Cucumber No-Jitos
Blaine Moats

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.

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Pineapple-Spinach Smoothies

Pineapple-Spinach Smoothies with sliced banana
Brie Passano

Start your St. Patrick's Day with a refreshing pineapple smoothie. The drink gets its green hue from fresh spinach and its creamy texture from Greek yogurt. Top the finished drink with a sprinkle of chia seeds.

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DIY Mojito

David A Land

The beauty of this lime-green mojito? It's personalized by you! Be your own mixologist for this green St. Patrick's Day drink by choosing your favorite flavor of rum, then pick between fresh mint or basil leaves for garnish.

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Avocado Margaritas

Avocado Margarita
Hannah Bigot

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.

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Lemon-Cucumber Refresher

Lemon-Cucumber Refresher
Jason Donnelly

Light rum and fresh lemon never tasted so good. Try the refreshing duo in this refreshing St. Patrick's Day cocktail featuring cucumber and simple syrup.

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Spring Green Smoothies

Spring Green Smoothies with asparagus garnish
Jason Donnelly

Without the garnish, you'd never know these smoothies have a full serving of vegetables inside! Our spring green smoothie combines asparagus, spinach, green grapes, and kiwis for a tasty green drink that's packed full of vitamins.

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Hugo Spritz Cocktail

Hugo Spritz summer cocktail

Grant Webster

This bubbly cocktail is light and refreshing. It's made with prosecco, elderflower liqueur, fresh mint, and lime. Prep the ingredients ahead and let you St. Patrick's Day guests mix up their own.

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Brazilian Lemonade

Brazilian lemonade

Rachel Marek. Prop Styling: Gabe Greco

Rather than squeezing the limes to make this drink, we're blending them whole with ice and condensed milk. If the drink is a little bitter, simply add a pinch of salt.

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Sour Apple Martini

sour apple martini

BHG / Ana Cadena

It doesn't get more classic than a sour apple martini. We'll walk you through how to make the green St. Patrick's Day drink. Garnish with a cherry and enjoy!

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Key Lime Pie Smoothie

Kelsey Hansen

This smoothie tastes like dessert! Blend up Key lime Greek yogurt with fresh lime zest, avocado, and coconut milk for a sweet smoothie. Top each glass with whipped cream and a graham cracker.

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Electric Lemonade

Electric Lemonade
Karla Conrad

Brighten up a classic lemonade recipe with fresh mint, ginger ale, and ice-cold vodka. Blend with ice for a frozen St. Patrick's Day cocktail that's light and refreshing.

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