Fun St Patrick's Day Drink Recipes for the Family

Celebrate the Emerald Isle on March 17th with these St Patrick's Day drink recipes. And make no mistake about it, these great drinks are sure to become your family's favorite drinks.

Kids of all ages will love the Dublin Chocolate Mint Milk beverage made using crushed Oreo® cookies and a secret ingredient. The foamy green Shamrock Punch looks almost too good to drink, and it's one of the best green drinks ever!

The grownups, meanwhile, can celebrate Irish heritage with a Baileys® Irish Coffee Express. Imagine the rich, silky smooth taste of Baileys® blended with Irish coffee and topped with a layer of heavy cream. Nothing reflects Irish culture more than Baileys®, and this spirited beverage recipe makes a fabulous drink.

Party guests will also enjoy the Irish Coffee Cooler. It's a festively frothy drink that blends the rich taste of a traditional Irish Coffee with your favorite coffee creamer. It's so good that you can forget the green beer. Why go to the local pub when you can enjoy your pot of gold beverages at home!

Non Alcoholic St Patrick's Day Drink Recipes

Adapted from Vintage Beverages

March 17th St Patrick's Day MugCelebrate March 17th With St. Patrick's Day Drinks
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Enjoy refreshing non alcoholic drinks that have proven to be a hit at any St Patrick's day party or family get-together.

Dublin Chocolate Mint Milk

Simple Ingredients:

4 cups of milk
1/2 cup pistachio flavor instant pudding powder (the secret ingredient)
4 chocolate-covered mint sandwich cookies, crushed


Pour 1 cup of milk into 4 tall glasses. Stir 2 tablespoons of the pudding powder into each glass until completely dissolved. Place 1/4 of the finely crushed cookies into each glass. Garnish this delicious drink with mint leaves (optional).

For the best way to crush the cookies, first place them in a freezer bag that seals tightly. Use the bottom of a glass to crush the cookies as small as you like.

Regular chocolate sandwich cookies or chocolate Oreo® cookies can be used instead of the mint cookies, if preferred.

This easy St Patrick's Day drink recipe makes four delicious beverage servings.

St Paddy's Shamrock Punch

Green Ingredients:

1 (12 ounce) can of frozen limeade concentrate, thawed
1 quart lime sherbet
1 (2 quart/liter) bottles lemon-lime flavored soda
4 cups crushed ice


Pour the lime juice concentrate into a large punch bowl. Add the sherbet and stir until smooth and well combined. Pour the soda into the mixture and stir to combine. Finally, gently stir in the crushed ice just before serving.

This festive punch has pretty green foam that covers the top. It's like drinking a sparkling shamrock. This makes a very refreshing punch with a green color to serve at your St Patrick's Day celebration. After all, every Leprechaun loves the color green!

This green shamrock punch recipe makes 12 servings.

Spirited St Patrick's Day Drink Recipes With Alcohol

Adapted from Vintage Beverages

Baileys® Irish Coffee Express

Irish Coffee MakingHow to Make an Irish Coffee Express, Step-by-Step
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6 ounces hot freshly brewed coffee
1 teaspoon sugar
1 ounce good Irish whisky
1/2 to 1 ounce Baileys® Irish Cream liqueur
Heavy cream (whipping cream) to suit


Pour the hot coffee into a 6 ounce mug. Add the brown sugar and stir being sure the sugar is completely dissolved. (The dissolved sugar is necessary for floating the liquid cream on top.)

Now pour your favorite Irish whiskey and the Bailey’s into the mug and stir to combine. Float the heavy cream on the top of the beverage. Drink the coffee through the layer of cream.

Here's a great way to float the heavy cream properly: Hold a teaspoon upside down just above the surface of the coffee, and gently pour the cream over the spoon onto the coffee. This will cause the cream to float on top of the coffee and there is no need to whip it.

This beverage could be made using another coffee liqueur, but the perfect way is with Baileys.

This St Patrick's Day drink recipe makes one delicious serving!

Irish Coffee Cooler

Grandma's Tip

Your favorite black coffee or espresso can be substituted for the Irish coffee if you prefer a NON alcoholic beverage.


2/3 cup cold Irish Coffee
1/3 cup store-bought Irish coffee creamer
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
3 ice cubes
1 tablespoon sweetened whipped cream

Easy Directions:

This is a fun way to serve an Irish coffee. This St Patrick's Day drink recipe makes a single serving. And that's okay because you'll want it all for yourself!

First make an Irish coffee by completely dissolving 1 teaspoonful of brown sugar in 6 ounces of hot freshly brewed coffee and adding 1 ounce of your favorite Irish whiskey.

Let the Irish coffee cool, then pour it into the blender and add the flavored coffee creamer and sugar. Top it with the fresh ice cubes.

Blend until the ice is crushed and the mixture is frothy.

Pour into a tall glass and top with fresh, sweetened whipped cream up to the rim of the glass. The whipped cream can be tinted with green food coloring, if desired. Lightly sprinkle with shamrock-green candy sprinkles.


Bailys® Original

For anyone unfamiliar with Bailey’s Irish Cream liqueur, it is 50% dairy-fresh cream mixed with the finest Irish whisky. The whisky alone preserves the cream and gives it its long shelf life, opened or unopened. An added unique blend of cocoa and vanilla compliments and completes the authentic Baileys taste to make the perfect drink for any occasion.

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