St. Patrick's Day Mocktails
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These St. Patrick's Day Mocktails Show You Don't Need Green Beer for a Good Time

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Mar. 16 2021, Updated 4:22 p.m. ET

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, whether you do it at home or not, can be a huge undertaking. Who actually has the time and energy to get drunk in the middle of the week and return to work the next day? 

And for those who also have kids, forget about it. Luckily, TikTok is not only the home of dance trends and dangerous challenges but also a mecca of St. Patrick’s Day cocktail recipes that everyone can enjoy.

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Okay, so maybe you are way into the tradition of drinking green beer every year for the special holiday. You’re totally entitled to do that, but there is something so nice about partaking in a St. Patrick’s Day-themed drink while also foregoing any possible hangover the following day. It’s basically a win all around.

St. Patrick's Day mocktails from TikTok:

Green Kiwi Drink

For this one, all you need are a couple of peeled kiwis, some ice, and Sprite. First, you ground up the kiwis until they are essentially juice. Then, add the ice and Sprite. You can also add some kind of green herb, like mint, for a garnish, but that’s literally all you have to do to make this particular green mocktail for St. Paddy’s Day.

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Grinch Drink

Technically, this drink was inspired by the Grinch himself, but it doesn't have to be the Christmas holiday season to enjoy a green-themed drink. You’ll need green ice cream, Hawaiian Punch Green Berry Rush, Sprite, and pineapple juice. Add everything to a cup and drink it as is, without even stirring.

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Lucky Lemonade

There are few things more St. Patrick’s Day-themed than a green drink with a rainbow decoration on it. For this Lucky Lemonade, you’ll need to add together brewed and chilled mint tea with green food coloring added to it, Izze Sparkling Lemonade, and Air Heads Xtremes Rainbow Berry candies. After adding the liquids together, stick a toothpick through the candy and set it on the glass.

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Thala-Siren Milk

This drink may be inspired by the Star Wars universe, but since it’s a non-alcoholic green drink, it can totally be used for St. Paddy’s Day. To make it, you’ll need to add together green apple Gatorade, guava juice, and a non-alcoholic piña colada mix, and shake it. You can also line the rim with gold or green sprinkles, but it’s a pretty straightforward recipe.

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St. Patrick’s Day Drink

With a name that’s pretty self-explanatory, this particular St. Patrick’s day beverage does require a couple of steps. To make it, you’ll need to mix together matcha powder, milk, toasted marshmallow syrup, and a whipped additive that includes strawberry syrup, heavy whipping cream, and milk, and pour it all over ice. Then, add some Lucky Charms marshmallows and it’s finished.

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Homemade Shamrock Shake

A McDonald’s staple during St. Patrick’s Day is the famed Shamrock Shake. For this copycat recipe, you need milk, vanilla ice cream, some mint extract, and a blender. Mix it all together and add some rainbow candy on top to make it truly festive. It’s not exactly a copycat of an alcoholic beverage for St. Patrick’s Day, but it’s another can’t-miss one.

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Cucumber Basil Sparkling Lemonade

If you want to awaken the inner bartender in you, then you can go for this more intricate option for one of your St. Patrick’s Day mocktails. You’ll need cucumbers, basil leaves, water, lemon juice, and honey. After blending it together, you can add some ice and top it off with a bit of 7-Up. The best part is that it’s not only a solid mocktail, but it tastes fancy too.

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Virgin Margarita

In this non-alcoholic take on a classic, you can make it a lot more easily than the real thing, so that’s a plus. Just add lime juice, lemon juice, orange juice, pickle juice, and simple syrup, and shake it all together.

To be fair, you can turn most classic St. Patrick’s Day cocktails into non-alcoholic drinks with a few tweaks. But if you’d rather not skip corners, you can depend on TikTok to steer you in the right direction of some tasty mocktails this year.

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