10 St. Patrick's Day Mocktails to Celebrate in 2024

February 22, 2024 by Anna-Bet Stemmet

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Are ye feelin’ the luck of the Irish, but keen to keep things booze-free with some tasty St. Patrick’s Day mocktails at this year’s shindig? Then gather ’round the shillin’, lads and lasses. From shamrock-hued sparklers to leprechaun-approved smoothies, these non-alcoholic drinks are the perfect way to celebrate the craic without a morning-after wobble.  

1. Shillelagh

A Shillelagh St. Patrick's Day mocktail with raspberry garnish

The Shillelagh is a light St. Patrick’s Day mocktail with a rich flavour, named after the traditional Irish walking stick of the same name. To make one, combine 200ml peach juice, a teaspoon of powdered sugar, and a squeeze of lemon juice in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until frosty, strain into a serving glass over fresh ice, and garnish with some raspberries or strawberries.   

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2. Moon o’er Erin

Close up of two Moon o'er Erin coffee cocktails with ice cream, presented on a grey surface scattered with coffee beans

Looking for a coffee-flavoured Saint Patrick’s Day mocktail to serve at the end of a meal? We’ve got just the thing. To make a java-based Moon o’er Erin cocktail, brew a cup of coffee and allow it to come to room temperature. Pour into your desired serving glass or cup, stir in a tablespoon of maple syrup, add a drop of wintergreen or peppermint extract, dollop a large spoonful of vanilla ice cream on top, and serve.  

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3. Irish Rose Mocktail 

Close up of two pink Irish Rose cocktails in tall glasses, garnished with red cherries

If you love a Virgin Strawberry Daiquiri for its fresh fruitiness, the next alcohol-free clinker you should try is the Irish Rose Mocktail. To make one, fill a rocks glass with ice and add 30ml fresh lemon juice, 30ml tart cherry juice, and 90ml of club soda. Give it a gentle stir, garnish with a cherry and a sprig of mint, and enjoy.  

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4. Emerald Fizz

Two Aged Rum Mojitos on a table in a bright home kitchen with lots of greenery around

We adore a Virgin Mojito, and this spin on the minty classic is a great option if you’re keen on a bright and beautiful St. Patrick’s Day mocktail. Muddle a few mint leaves in a cocktail shaker with 30ml of fresh lime juice. Add 15ml simple syrup (see our handy guide), and ice to the shaker, and shake well. Fine strain into a champagne flute, top it off with sparkling water and garnish with a lime wedge and mint sprig. 

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5. Leprechaun Spritzer

Two Joe Collins cocktails on a window sill of a beach house on a sunny day overlooking the blue ocean

When you’re entertaining, it’s great to have a go-to drink that’s super simple to assemble. The Leprechaun Spritzer is one of those beauties. To make one, you simply add 90ml apple juice to a serving glass over ice, top it off with 120ml of sparkling water, add a squeeze of lime, and garnish it with a lime wedge. If you’re feeling fancy, rim the glass with green glitter or green sprinkles.  

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6. Irish Cream Dream

Three decadent Irish Cream Dream mocktails

St. Patty’s Day mocktails don’t have to be green – they can also be super creamy and moreish. Case in point? The Irish Cream Dream. To make one, add 1 scoop of vanilla ice cream, half a cup of cooled-down coffee, 30ml of chocolate syrup, and a pinch of cinnamon to a blender and blitz until smooth. Garnish with whipped cream and a drizzle of chocolate syrup for extra decadence.

7. Green Virgin Mary

Two Green Virgin Mary St. Patrick's Day Mocktails garnished with celery and bacon

The original Virgin Mary will always be a true-blue classic, and the green version is a fun and fragrant spin on this savoury drink.  Follow the standard recipe, but instead of using tomato juice, make your own green tomatillo juice instead. To do that is easier than it sounds. Simply add 1 tomatillo (husks removed and chopped) and a quarter of a Granny Smith apple (cored and chopped) to a food processor.  

Blend until smooth and combined, adding a little water if the consistency is more soup than cocktail. This will yield enough juice to make one Green Bloody Mary. You can then spice it the way you like and serve it with all the fancy garnishes your heart desires. We love a sprinkling of Old Bay seasoning, a celery stalk, and a sneaky piece of crispy bacon. 

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8. Green Goddess Smoothie

Close up top view of a Green Goddess Smoothie in a mason jar container, surrounded by spinach leaves, sliced lemon and fresh banana

If you want to go the health-boosting route, we highly recommend a Green Goddess Smoothie. Blend 1 cup of baby spinach, 1 banana, half a cup of pineapple chunks, half a cup of mango chunks, and 1 cup of plant-based milk. Adjust sweetness to taste. You can also add some celery and a piece of ginger if you want to up the mood-boosting qualities of this green smoothie.   

9. Shamrock Shake

Two Shamrock Shakes in a green themed kitchen

Ice cream cocktails always make for a deliciously indulgent dessert. To make this Shamrock shake, blend 1 cup of vanilla ice cream, half a cup of milk, a quarter cup of mint chocolate chip ice cream topping, and a few drops of green food colouring. Garnish with whipped cream, and you’re good to go.  

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10. Sparkling Leprechaun Punch

Green Tea Punch Cocktail

This Sparkling Green Leprechaun Punch is the perfect playful addition to an alcohol-free event. To make one, combine 100ml green grape juice, 100ml ginger ale, and a squeeze of fresh lime juice. Garnish with green sprinkles and a few cheeky gummy leprechauns for a playful touch.  

Sláinte, cairde! Let us know which St Patrick’s Day mocktail you end up making and tag us in your Instagram pics if you share the craic online. In the meantime, remember to sign up for our newsletter so we can shimmy the shamrock-ing goodness right into your inbox, why don’t ye? 


The signature food for St. Patrick's Day is corned beef and cabbage. This traditional Irish dish consists of beef brisket cured in a seasoned brine, then boiled or simmered with cabbage, potatoes, carrots, and other vegetables. It's a hearty and flavourful meal enjoyed by many during St. Patrick's Day celebrations. Other foods that are enjoyed on this holiday include Irish stew, Colcannon, soda bread, boxty, and shepherd's pie.

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