3 Fun St. Patrick’s Day Cocktail Ideas

St. Patrick’s Day is well known for it’s green beer, but what about something more interesting? Why bore your guests with the same old drinks, when you could serve something fun? Whether it’s a Pot of Gold Martini or Irish Coffee with a Twist, these are cocktails that are fun, delicious and very Irish.

Pot of Gold Martini

Imagine a golden martini, shimmering in the glass. It’s a much more elegant idea that a pint of green beer. Best of all, it’s easy to make and your guests will get a kick out of the clever name. Of course, because we’re trying to be authentic, you will need to purchase an Irish whiskey to complete the recipe.

Healthy Bloody Mary

We often joke about starting the morning with an old fashioned Bloody Mary, but let’s face it – grabbing the closest and fastest ingredients on the store shelf does not make for the healthiest of drinks.

This version of the Bloody Mary is healthier because it uses all fresh ingredients (you can even go as far as making your own fresh tomato juice). The fresh ingredients cut down on the added sugar and sodium and leave you with a refreshing cocktail. Check it out:

Valentine’s Day Cocktails

It doesn’t matter if you’re celebrating Valentine’s day with someone you love, if you are having a girls-night in, or if you are boycotting the holiday altogether. These fantastic cocktail recipes, as featured on The Rhode Show, will certainly tickle your taste buds. You’ll enjoy the variety, especially “Cupid’s Downfall” for those of you willing to stick with the theme while cursing the little winged guy. There’s even a non-alcohol recipe for the kids and anyone who is avoiding alcohol calories. Enjoy!

Healthy Non-Alcoholic Cocktails for Kids

Everyone remembers being too young to have some of grandma’s special punch or a sip of mom’s champagne. Chances are we wouldn’t have liked the taste at that age anyway, but that’s beside the point. Children often feel left out at social gatherings because they don’t get to have special drinks in fancy glasses. They don’t know that alcohol isn’t good for them at such a young age or that it might make them feel ill the next morning. All they know is they can’t have any.

During your next family gathering, change that can’t into a can. No, that doesn’t mean you should give your children alcohol. What it means is that you create beverages for them that look like cocktails, but are non-alcoholic. They get to have the fun of a fancy drink without the ill effects. Best of all, these drinks are so good, the children might have to share them with the adults who are bypassing liquor calories at the party.