St. Patrick's Day

19 Non-Alcoholic Drinks To Make On St. Patrick's Day

Step away from the green beer.

by Kiersten Hickman and Jillian Giandurco
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It’s no secret that St. Patrick’s Day has become synonymous with a long night of drinking and a bad hangover in the morning. But for those who don’t want to drink on the March 17 holiday, the boozy celebrations can feel a bit isolating. Thankfully, there are plenty of on-theme non-alcoholic and mocktail recipes worth trying on St. Patrick’s Day, so you can join in on the fun while staying sober. From spritzers to a Shamrock Shake copycat recipe, there’s a mocktail to fit every St. Patty’s Day mood.

One of the biggest challenges of opting out of alcohol on St. Patrick’s Day is avoiding any drinks with whiskey or Irish cream. Not to mention, it may be hard to find a specific St. Patrick’s Day mocktail that’s as iconic as an Irish whiskey. Knowing this, you’re gonna have to get creative, and that’s where these mocktail recipes from TikTok come in. Some of these drinks fit the theme of the occasion by being bright green in color, while others are just fun mocktails to try. There’s one thing they all share in common, though: their great taste.

No matter what your reasons may be for cutting out drinking this St. Patrick’s Day, check out these festive mocktail recipes before the parties begin.

Pear & Thyme Spritzer

This recipe does have you making a thyme simple syrup if you want to get fancy in the kitchen.

Spicy Cucumber Mocktail

For a super refreshing drink with an added kick, this spicy cucumber number is the way to go.

Cold Brew Irish Coffee

Accomplish that Irish coffee taste minus the booze.

Kiwi Mocktail

The bright green color of this Kiwi Mocktail is totally festive with a fresh flavor.

Cucumber Basil Sparkling Lemonade

The basil gives this mocktail an herby flavor you’ll love.

St. Paddy’s Surprise

The use of non-alcoholic gin makes for a botanical taste without the next-day recovery.

Matcha Mojito Mocktail

Matcha lovers will be all over the “mojito” that can be made with whatever matcha powder you have.

Green Apple No-Jito

No rum is needed for this green apple “no-jito.”

Green Tea Sangria Mocktail

If you’re hosting friends for St. Patty’s, this big batch of green tea sangria will do the trick.

Mint Juleps

This mint julep is made with a “spiritless” bourbon that offers a familiar taste.

Copycat Shamrock Shake

Keep it sweet by making your own Shamrock Shakes at home.

Minty Mango Mocktail

For people who prefer fruitier options, this minty mango mocktail has a little bit of everything.

Non-Alcoholic Margaritas

Margaritas are a crowd favorite, and people online have found ways to make them at home minus the alcohol with special ingredients like non-alcoholic agave reserve, a splash of pickle juice, or even a dash of apple cider vinegar.

If you want your marg to have that green tint to it, there are other recipes you can try, too, like this Green Gatorade Margarita from @cocktails, or this Shamrockarita from @drinkspiritless.

Non-Alcoholic Absinthe Mocktail

Non-alcoholic absinthe? Sign me up.

Ice Cream Mocktail

This recipe only needs two ingredients: lime sherbet and lemon-lime soda. No, seriously – that’s it.

Shamrock Fizz

This festive fizzy drink features a green sprinkled rim and a shamrock-shaped cucumber garnish.

Super Greens Mocktail

There’s nothing better than getting your daily dose of greens in mocktail form.

Kiwi, Lime, & Mint Mojito

This recipe requires a bit more work than some of the others, but it’s so worth it.

Ginger & Cucumber Mocktail

This drink is easy to make, and is super ‘Gram-worthy, too.

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