16 St. Patrick's Day Drinks That Prove There's More To This Holiday Than Guinness

St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner, folks, which means it's time to break out your favorite green dress or "Kiss Me, I'm Irish" shirt and head down to your local Irish pub for a pint of Guinness...or not. If slamming Irish car bomb shots isn't exactly your thing, there are a lot of other St. Patrick's Day drink options to try. From gimlets to mojitos and everything in between, any drink can be considered St. Patrick's Day appropriate — so long as it's green.

To help you choose the perfect cocktail for your March 17 party, we've put together a list of 16 drinks that will be as green as your St. Patty's Day outfit. Enjoy.

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Green Tea Mojito

Celebrating St. Patty’s somewhere warm? Cool down with this delicious cocktail.

Image and recipe: London Bakes

Mint Julep Granitas

Enjoy a new twist on the classic mint julep.

Image and recipe: A Cozy Kitchen

Bourbon Spritz with Fresh Limes

If you’re having a St. Patrick’s party, pick up a bottle of bourbon and impress your guests by making this bourbon spritz.

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If you have a blender, you have a killer cucumber margarita waiting to happen.

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We all love avocado. So why not drink it in a margarita?

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Gin & Ginger Fizz

Because you need a little fizz in your life.

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Honeydew and Mezcal Margarita

Trust us, this drink is worth asking the grocery store clerk where the honeydew is.

Image and recipe: Food and Style

Coconut, Ginger, & Cilantro Cocktail

The best part of this cocktail? The cilantro looks like clovers!

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Lime Vodka

Have some extra cilantro in your fridge? Use it for this spectacular green cocktail.

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Ginger Beergaritas

Instead of serving Guinness (like everyone else), make some ginger beergaritas.

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The Last Word Cocktail

Sip on a drink with chartreuse, a green French liqueur that is sure to match your outfit.

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Midori Sour

With only a few ingredients, this cocktail is easy to whip up if you’re in a St. Paddy’s Day pinch.

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Gin & Tonic with Cucumber

Switch up your regular ol’ G&T with a cucumber version on March 17.

Image and recipe: Simply Delicious

Kiwi Vodka Tonic

Who says there’s no place for a Kiwi cocktail on an Irish holiday?

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Cucumber Mint Gimlet

This St. Patrick’s Day drink will make you look as cool as a cucumber.

Image and recipe: Cookie and Kate

BONUS: Smashed Irishman

We know this one isn’t green, but it’s delicious enough to make up for it. Plus, there’s a green garnish! The Smashed Irishman was created by Master Mixologist Mat Snapp for Culinary Dropout.

Ingredients: .75 oz. honey syrup .5 oz. Guinness reduction .75 oz. lemon juice 1.5 oz. Jameson whiskey Garnish: 5 sprigs of mint

Preparation: To make Guinness reduction, bring 24 oz. of Guinness in a pan to a simmer over medium heat, and let simmer until reduced by half, about 20 minutes. Then, add all ingredients into shaker with ice. Shake and double strain into glass. Garnish with mint sprig.