In three days, there will be a sea of green everywhere you look in honor of St. Paddy’s Day. Many celebrants will be decked out from head-to-toe in emerald shades, donning clever accessories like oversized hats, shamrock glasses, and mini pot-of-gold pendants for Irish luck. Talk of shepherd’s pie, corned beef and cabbage, and bangers and mash only increases our anticipation of the holiday. And bars and restaurants all over America are prepped to keep the Guinness, Jameson, and Baileys flowing for endless celebration.
There's nothing wrong with a pint glass full of Guinness or a straight shot of whiskey or liqueur. But this year, consider going beyond beer and straight booze by exploring festive cocktails instead. There are so many four-leaf clover-inspired drinks to imbibe. They go beyond adding food coloring for a verdant hue, and instead include flavorful green ingredients that add a bit more sophistication to the glass. We’ve chosen a few of those lucky charms for hosting a great shamrock shindig at home or for whenever you get a hankering for grown-up green “juice." Read ahead for recipes of our favorite green and glorious gulps.