For those of legal drinking age, St. Patrick's Day and booze kind of go together like peanut butter and jelly — it's sort of a must. However, what isn't a requirement is getting sloshed at a bar and having a terrible time. So instead of going out on St. Patrick's Day, why not scroll through these St. Patrick's Day cocktail ideas and make a few of these drinks with your friends at home?
Firstly, I'm not the biggest fan of getting completely hammered on St. Patrick's Day. I did that once during college, and honestly, I hated every second of it. I felt absolutely awful the next day and couldn't ever imagine trying something like that again (and unlike many others, I am the oddball and decided to take that super seriously). So making some cocktails at home and thinking of a fun drinking game while watching Luck of the Irish with some of my girlfriends sounds way more appealing.
Plus, I'm sure I don't even have to get into how much that trip out to the bars is going to cost you on that shamrock filled day. Yes, those green beers look super fun, but after a few of them, your wallet is going to start hating you. So why not make a few boozy shamrock shakes at home instead?
If this sounds appealing to you as it does for me, then here's 13 different cocktails you can throw together this St. Patty's Day.
Black Velvet Cocktail
I think this may be my favorite out of all of these. This recipe by The Kitchn only calls for Guinness and champagne. I’m a sucker for anything champagne, honestly.
Make a deliciously sweet and boozy cream by My Baking Addiction.
Warm Irish Whiskey
The perfect drink to cozy up to on St. Patrick’s Day after a long week. Recipe by The Kitchn.
If you’re a fan of lime then you’re going to love this cocktail by Comfort of Cooking.
Because you must have a green drink at a St. Patrick’s Day party. Recipe by Mom on Timeout.
The Nutty Irishman
Coffee? Whiskey? Baileys? Whipped cream?! Yup. This cocktail by Food Fanatic is what you need.
Another green cocktail by Pass The Sushi to add to your drink table at the St. Patrick’s Day party.
Okay this may not specifically be for St. Patrick’s Day, but I feel like you should have a Drunken Monkey cocktail by A Spicy Perspective at your St. Patrick’s Day party…
Luck Of The Irish
A different twist to your usual Guinness on St. Patrick’s Day. This cocktail by Endless Simmer includes simple syrup, lemon juice, apple juice, and much more!
Boozy Shamrock Shake
Obsessed with Shamrock shakes? Then turn it into a cocktail with this recipe by The Kitchn.
Honeydew Ginger Mojito
If you’re not a huge whiskey fan, then enjoy this mojito on St. Patrick’s Day by My Baking Addiction.
Homemade Bailey’s Irish Cream
Get fancy for your shindig this year with a homemade batch of Bailey’s Irish Cream by Brown Eyed Baker.
Four Leaf Tito's
Lastly, grab a bottle of Tito's and make this delicious four-leaf cocktail!
• 2 1/2 oz Tito's Handmade Vodka
• 1/2 oz fresh sour
• 1/2 barspoon sugar
• 6 mint leaves
• Fresh ginger (about the size of a quarter and slightly thicker)
Muddle ginger and sugar.
Add 5 mint leaves and press.
Add remaining ingredients and shake over ice.
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish.
Garnish: Mint leaf or sprig