5 Refreshing Green Cocktails To Make For Your St. Patrick's Day Party

St. Patrick's Day may be best known for beer, whether it's bright green or the classic black of Irish Guinness, but not everyone is a big fan of the stuff. Whether you have a gluten allergy and thus can't drink beer or simply don't like the taste and don't want to drink beer, you may feel left out at your St. Paddy's Day party when it comes to the drink menu.

Luckily, there are plenty of delicious, fresh spring cocktails you can make that just so happen to be green. So pick up your fresh herbs, fruits, vegetables, and spirits, and get ready to party.

Basil Pineapple
This green juice is made from grapes, pineapple, spinach, and basil, so in addition to being refreshing, it's totally healthy and bright green. If you're looking to make this non-alcoholic cocktail a little naughty this St. Paddy's Day, add in a shot of gin for a bright springtime drink.

For the Basil Pineapple recipe, click here.

Melon Madness
Agave nectar and honeydew purée give this drink a natural fruity flavor and a light green color that's perfect for St. Patrick's Day. Despite its name, this cocktail is anything but anger-inducing.

For the Melon Madness recipe, click here.

Perfect Pear
This holiday may be all about the Irish, but a good Mexican margarita is the perfect St. Paddy's Day cocktail. Light green in color with a green fruit and herb garnish, this drink is bright, subtly flavored, and perfect for the newly warm days of early spring.

For the Perfect Pear recipe, click here.

Shamrock Lime Sherbet Punch
Sherbet is a woefully underutilized cocktail component, but this three-ingredient mocktail uses the bright flavor of lime sherbet to its benefit. Perfectly sweet and kid-friendly, there's nothing not to like here. To kick this punch up a notch, add a berry-flavored vodka.

For the Shamrock Lime Sherbet Punch recipe, click here.

Stoli Cucumber Coupe
St. Patrick's Day falls right before the start of spring, so channel that wonderful seasonal feeling with this zesty cocktail. Mint leaves, lime juice, and cucumber not only fill this drink with fresh flavors, they add a natural green color that's perfect for this holiday.

For the Stoli Cucumber Coupe recipe, click here.