St. Patrick's Day is a day to celebrate....wait, what are we celebrating?  I just know there's beer involved.  I'm not a big beer fan, so I thought I'd share with you some delicious St. Patrick's Day drink recipes for those of us who aren't the biggest beer drinkers (Or if you just want to change it up)!

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So I know St. Patrick is the patron Saint of Ireland, but I never really knew why we had a day for him, so I took to good ole wikipedia, who said:

Saint Patrick's Day was made an official feast day in the early seventeenth century.  For Christians, the day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland.  However, it has gradually become more of a secular celebration of Irishness and Irish Culture.  The day generally involves public parades and festivals,ceilithe and wearing of green attire or shamrocks.  Christians also attend church services and the Lenten restrictions on eating and drinking alcohol are lifted for the day.

Who said alcohol never taught you anything?!  If you wouldn't have wanted these recipes you would have never found out the reason for our celebration on March 17th!

Now onto the reason you came here! St. Patrick's Day drinks!

Green Dublin Apple Cocktail

  • Irish whiskey (Jameson is one I recognized!)
  • White Cranberry juice
  • Pucker Sour Apple Schnapps to give it that green look
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Baileys Mudslide

  • 2 ounce(s) Baileys Irish Cream
  • 1/4 ounce(s) Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka
  • 1/4 ounce(s) Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
  • Shake and serve on ice or blend it with ice
  • From Delish

Baileys Frozen Russian

  • 1 ounce(s) Baileys Irish Cream
  • 1/4 ounce(s) Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka
  • 1/4 ounce(s) Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
  • 2 scoop(s) vanilla ice cream
  • Blend in Blender
  • From Delish

Black Velvet

  • Guinness Beer
  • Champagne (or sparkling wine)
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Kiss Me I'm Irish 

  • 1 1/2 parts Tequila
  • 1 part DeKuyper Pucker Island Blue Schnapps
  • 1 part Mango Juice
  • 1 part Pineapple Juice
  • Shake With Ice, Strain Into Martini Glass
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Sour Apple High Ball

  • 1 Part Pucker® Sour Apple Schnapps
  • 1 Part Vodka
  • 1 Part Sprite
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Lickin' Lizard

  • 1 Part DeKuyper Melon Schnapps
  • 2 Parts Pucker Island Punch Schnapps
  • 1 Part Gin
  • Squeeze of Lemon
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Green Demon

  • 1/2 DeKuyper Melon Schnapps
  • 1/2 DeKuyper Peachtree
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The Tipsy Lepruchan

  • 1.5 ounces Jameson Irish Whiskey
  • 1 ounce Bailey's Irish Cream Liqueur
  • 3 ounces Guinness Stout
  • 2 scoops vanilla
  • 2 ounce chocolate syrup
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Grown Up Shamrock Shake

  • 2 1/2 C vanilla ice cream
  • 1 C milk
  • 1 oz green crème de menthe
  • 2 oz white chocolate liqueur
  • 2 oz vanilla vodka
  • Blend
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So there you have it! Your St. Patrick's Day drinks recipes! If you try any of these let me know what you think! Have a very Happy and Safe St. Patrick's Day 2013!!