5 St. Patrick's Day cocktails that don't involve whiskey

Not a fan of whiskey or beer? Try serving up one of these cocktails at your St. Patrick's Day party, instead. We've rounded up five unique recipes to give you and your guests the luckiest drinks around. No blarney here, just genuinely delicious cocktails.

Jägermeister Frozen Grasshopper

Created by Willy Shine, Brand Meister

grasshopper st pat

This Jägermeister Frozen Grasshopper is garnished with nutmeg, powdered sugar and a mint sprig.  (Jägermeister)

1 oz. Jägermeister

1 oz. green crème de menthe

1 oz. white crème de cacao

1 oz. half and half

Pinch of sea salt

1/2 cup vanilla ice cream

1 cup crushed ice

Mint sprig for garnish 

Method: Combine all ingredients except the mint sprig in a blender and blend on high speed until smooth. Serve in a tall, frozen glass and garnish with the dust of nutmeg, a mint sprig and powdered sugar.

Nolet's Silver Bella Rossa 

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A rosemary garnish completes Nolet's Silver Bella Rossa.  (Nolet's Gin)

1 oz. Nolet's Silver

1/2 oz. honey

1/2 oz. lemon juice

Soda water

Half sprig of fresh rosemary (or sage)

Method: Muddle fresh rosemary (or sage) in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Add first three ingredients. Stir well. Strain into an ice-filled highball glass. Top with soda water. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary (or sage).

Verde Margarita

Created by Jose Luis Leon from Mexico City, MX

Verde Bottle St Pat

This Verde Margarita serves up a tropical St. Patty's Day twist.  (Patrón)

2 oz. Patrón Silver

3/4 oz. Patrón Citrónge Orange

3/4 oz. elderflower liqueur (such as St. Germain)

1/2 oz. fino sherry

1/2 oz. agave syrup

1 lime wedge

1 celery stick

1 pinch salt

Celery spear & edible flower for garnish

Method: Rim a highball glass with a mix of sugar, maldon salt and celery salt. Combine ingredients in a blender with crushed ice and blend until a slushy consistency is achieved. Pour contents from blender into glass. Garnish with celery spear and edible flower.

Green With Envy

green with envy st pat

Complete with a cucumber ribbon, Green With Envy might be St. Patrick's Day most coveted cocktail.  (Natura)

3 oz. Natura Chardonnay

4 oz. green tea

1 1/4  ounce cucumber syrup*

1/2  oz Lillet

1/2 oz lime juice

1 cucumber, ribboned 

2 mint sprigs, to garnish

Method: Combine Chardonnay, green tea, cucumber syrup, Lillet and lime juice into a Collins glass. Fill with ice and garnish with a cucumber ribbon inside the glass and mint sprig on top.

*Cucumber syrup: Juice 1 cucumber and combine 16 ounces with equal parts simple syrup.

Sláinte de la Noche

Slainte de la Noche

For an "Irish Coffee" inspired cocktail, try the Sláinte de la Noche.  (Hornitos)

1½ parts Hornitos Black Barrel Tequila

1½ parts coffee liqueur

¼ part vanilla syrup

1 part heavy cream 

Method: Combine equal parts vanilla extract, water and sugar and bring to a boil to create vanilla syrup. Combine all ingredients in a shaker and shake vigorously. Strain into a glass and serve.


Teq Kiwi Coyne PR

Why drink regular tequila when you can have the Teq-Kiwi?  (Hornitos)

1 ½ parts Hornitos Black Barrel Tequila

¾ part fresh lemon juice

½ part simple syrup



Black sea salt

Crushed black pepper

Method: Lightly muddle ½ kiwi and 2 sprigs dill in a shaker. Combine remainder of ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Double strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with kiwi slices and a black sea salt and crushed black pepper rim.