These Lucky Leprechaun Shots Will Liven Up Your St. Patrick’s Day

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St. Patrick’s Day is almost here. While we highly recommend a made-at-home, boozy, creamy Shamrock Shake, there are plenty of ways to get your drink on for March 17. Might we suggest these gorgeously green leprechaun shots?

These super-simple shots from the blog Wine and Glue are not only Instagram-worthy, but they require only four ingredients: whiskey, corn syrup, green apple schnapps and edible gold dust to apply to the rim of each shot glass. If you can’t find gold dust, you could try orange sprinkles or orange sanding sugar—whatever floats your boat, really. Éire go Brách!


Not a whiskey gal? Craving something a bit sweeter? No worries—try this sweet and delicate green shot from the blog Boulder Localvore.

Boulder Locavore

Made with coconut rum and pineapple juice, this tropical-tasting drink gets its lucky green hue from Midori Liqueur. The bright green liqueur is made with muskmelon (like a cantaloupe) and it has a fruity, fresh finish that will make this shot go down oh-so-smoothly.

Want to make your St. Paddy’s Day even sweeter? Well, look no further than these yummy pudding shots. Yes, pudding shots.

Choosing Figs

According to the recipe from the blog Choosing Figs, these shots take just 10 minutes of prep time and then set in the fridge for an additional two hours. But it will look like you spent hours making these delectable works of art! Made with vanilla vodka, creme de menthe, instant pudding, and whipped topping, these shots will feel more like a dessert than a shot. (Just make sure the kiddos don’t try and snag them out of the fridge! You can find recipes for actual St. Patrick’s Day desserts here.)

Speaking of kids, or anyone at your St. Patrick’s Day party who doesn’t want to indulge, don’t forget to make a non-alcoholic festive mocktail. This brilliantly green punch from the blog A Worthey Read is made with lime sherbet and ginger ale. Dust the rims of your glasses with gold glitter to make this fruity, tangy drink even more special.

This Worthey Life

And remember, when it comes to St. Patrick’s Day beverages, green food coloring is your friend!