7 St. Patrick's Day cocktails to drink instead of beer

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The Best Cocktails for St. Patrick's Day

Not a big beer person? Thankfully, you totally don't have to be to enjoy all things St. Patrick's Day. Consider treating yourself to one of these seven indulgent drinks from food bloggers with a love of all things green and minty. Drinks like blackberry whiskey sours, grown-up Shamrock shakes, and even Guinness-flavored Jell-O shots will help you channel the spirit of the Irish, and maybe even get a little lucky. They're delicious on March 17—and all year long.

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7 St. Patrick's Day cocktails to drink instead of beer

Homemade Irish Cream by The Cookie Rookie

This silky coffee companion is easy to make and tastes way better than anything you’d find at a store. Get the recipe here

Blackberry Irish Whiskey Sour by Kleinworth & Co.

Packed with two different kinds of booze—homemade blackberry brandy AND whiskey—this cocktail is not for the faint of heart. Get the recipe here

Boozy Lucky Charms Milkshake by How Sweet It Is

Trix may be for kids, but these Lucky Charm topped boozy milkshakes certainly aren’t. Get the recipe here

Shamrock Lime Sherbet Punch by Mom By The Beach -- South Carolina Mom Blog

This lime-flavored ice cream float-style punch is big enough for the whole party. Get the recipe here.

Baby Guinness Jell-O Shots by Slim Pickin's Kitchen

Into Guinness, but can’t handle a whole pint? These mini-versions will get the job done nice and easy. Get the recipe here.

Irish Buck Cocktail by Sugar & Soul

A little bit of lime gives this spin on a whiskey ginger an extra tang and a nice green pop of color. Get the recipe here.

Boozy Shamrock Shakes by Sugar & Cloth

These liquor-topped milkshakes will bring all the leprechauns to the yard. Get the recipe here

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