15 Festive Green Drinks for St. Patrick's Day

15 Festive Green Drinks for St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick’s Day holds history and celebration for Irish culture around the world. But it’s also known in the U.S. as the day everything turns green — and that includes our favorite green drinks for St. Patrick’s Day.

Of course, if you’re trying to cut back on sugar, alcohol, or empty calories, you may be looking for a healthier alternative to the usual pitchers of green beer. The St. Patrick’s Day drinks below include green cocktails, mocktails, and juice blends — so there’s something for everyone to sip on!

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Green Cocktail Recipes

1. Lemon Prosecco Jello Shots with Wheatgrass

Get your wheatgrass in a different kind of shot. These festive, shamrock-shaped jello shots blend the juice bar staple with prosecco, vodka, gelatin, sugar, and lemon juice.

Get the recipe here.


2. Green Bloody Mary

Made with tomatillos, yellow tomatoes, and celery, this green Bloody Mary is the perfect cocktail for your hungover St. Patricks’s day brunch. Mix up a pitcher and pour everyone a glass!

Get the recipe here.


3. Matcha Green Tea Gimlet

Add a kick of caffeine to your St. Patrick’s Day drinks. This refreshing gimlet is made with sweet matcha powder, fresh lime, and gin. (Just keep in mind it’s mostly booze — so go easy!)

Get the recipe here.


4. Sour Green Apple Margarita

Looking for a green cocktail with a serious kick? This marg mixes sour green apple juice and fresh lime with a spicy homemade jalapeño simple syrup you’ll want to add to all of your drinks.

Get the recipe here.


5. Honeydew and Pear Sangria

The subtle fruit flavors in this green sangria recipe won’t overpower the taste of the wine. And with slices of fresh fruit adorning each glass, this refreshing cocktail even sneaks in some nutrients.

Get the recipe here.


Green Juices and Green Smoothie Recipes

6. Paleo Shamrock Shake

Skip the dyed green milkshakes and try this vegan, plant-based version made with coconut milk and fresh mint. We wouldn’t be surprised if you love it even more than the drive-thru alternative.

Get the recipe here.


7. Matcha Superfood Latte with Lemon

One of our favorite superfood latte recipes is ready-made for St. Patrick’s Day! This refreshing matcha latte is made with almond milk, lemon, and a bit of honey. Throw the ingredients into a cocktail shaker for a creamy treat.

Get the recipe here.


8. Green Juice Mocktail

This green juice comes packed with fruits and veggies — including Granny Smith apples, celery, spinach, and cucumber. A dash of Worcestershire sauce and a pinch of cayenne will give this drink a savory and spicy kick.

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9. Almond Chai Green Smoothie

If you’re looking for healthy St. Patrick’s Day drinks, try this green smoothie with spinach, banana, chai tea spices, and almond milk.

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10. Green Tea Smoothie

Among all the green drinks for St. Patrick’s Day, this green tea smoothie — made with green grapes and banana for sweetness — is probably the one your kiddos will keep asking for all year.

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Nonalcoholic Green Drinks for St. Patrick’s Day

11. Honeydew Ginger Mojito

Honeydew melon and fresh mint give this refreshing mojito its festive green hue, while ginger syrup adds some spice. If you’re looking for family friendly St. Patrick’s Day drinks, just leave out the rum!

Get the recipe here.


12. Lemon Basil Daiquiri

This flavor-packed slushy is bound to bring on the festive vibes! Replace the sugar with honey in this super-simple green mocktail recipe if you’re trying to cut out refined sugars.

Get the recipe here.


13. Minty Kale Limeade

Even if you’re not a fan of kale juice, this green mocktail might become one of your favorite St. Patrick’s Day drinks. The lime and mint subdue the overpowering flavor of kale, while honey adds a touch of sweetness.

Get the recipe here.


14. Detox Mocktail

Add this mocktail to your breakfast the day after the St. Patrick’s festivities — the combo of pineapple and celery will do your body good. (Of course, you can always spike it with an ounce of tequila if you’re not going the mocktail route!)

Get the recipe here.


15. Cucumber Lime Mint Agua Fresca

Fresh spearmint, cucumber, and lime give this agua fresca its bright green color — no food dyes necessary! — and its refreshing flavor.

Get the recipe here.

Magdalena O'Neal


Magdalena O'Neal is the Editorial Assistant at Openfit. Coming to Los Angeles from Oakland, California she has self published a book of poetry, written for Brit + Co., and has been studying creative writing and journalism for the last 7 years. She loves baking and coming up with new recipes to fuel her vegan and gluten free companions!