Nonalcoholic Irish Drink Recipes

Karen Frazier
kids sharing a mint julep

Non-alcoholic Irish drink recipes can make wonderful additions to your Irish cocktails menu. The following selection of "virgin" drinks includes single servings as well as punch recipes that are perfect for nonalcoholic drinks for St. Patrick's Day celebrations.

Nonalcoholic Irish Shillelagh Drink

A shillelagh (shuh-ley-lee) cocktail is named after an Irish walking stick that was used as a club. The walking stick is a symbol of the Irish way of life, and the non-alcoholic version of the cocktail is an excellent choice for capturing the spirit of the culture.

Irish shillelagh drink

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon powdered sugar
  • 4 ounces of peach juice
  • Ice
  • 2 raspberries for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the lemon juice, sugar, and peach juice.
  2. Add ice and shake.
  3. Strain into a collins glass filled with ice.
  4. Garnish with the raspberries.

Nonalcoholic Irish Rose

The non-alcoholic version of an Irish rose cocktail is just one of many variations on this tasty Irish mocktail.

Irish rose mocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 ounce of cherry juice
  • 3 ounces of soda water
  • Crushed ice
  • Cherry and sprig of mint for garnish

Instructions

  1. Fill a rocks glass with crushed ice.
  2. Add the lemon juice, cherry juice, and soda water. Stir.
  3. Garnish with a cherry and a sprig of mint.

Emerald Isle Mocktail

This virgin version of the emerald champagne cocktail uses non-alcoholic replacements for crème de menthe and sparkling wine.

Emerald Isle Mocktail

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a champagne flute, combine both ingredients.
  2. Stir.

Luck of the Irish Mint Chocolate Shake

Chocolate mint shakes are excellent Irish drinks for Valentine's Day or anytime for a person who has a sweet tooth.

Chocolate mint milkshake

Ingredients

  • 2 scoops of mint chocolate chip ice cream
  • 1 ounce crème de menthe flavored syrup
  • 2 tablespoons of chocolate syrup
  • ¼ cup of whole milk
  • Whipped cream, chocolate syrup, and mint sprigs for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a blender, combine the ice cream, crème de menthe flavored syrup, chocolate syrup, and whole milk.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Garnish with whipped cream, chocolate syrup drizzles, and a mint sprig.

Nonalcoholic Irish Coffee

Perhaps the most famous Irish drink is the Irish coffee. Over 100 versions of this popular drink exist, including non-alcoholic Irish drink recipes.

Nonalcoholic Irish coffee

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces freshly-brewed coffee
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • ¾ ounce Irish cream flavored syrup
  • 2 ounces unsweetened lightly whipped heavy cream

Instructions

  1. In a coffee mug, mix the coffee, brown sugar, and Irish cream syrup.
  2. Spoon the lightly whipped cream on top.

Green Irish Eyes Mocktail

Minty and creamy, this is a delicious green drink that's perfect for St. Patrick's Day.

Irish Eyes mocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce of crème de menthe flavored syrup
  • 2 ounces of cream
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. Chill a cocktail glass.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, combine the crème de menthe flavored syrup and the heavy cream.
  3. Add ice and shake.
  4. Strain into the chilled glass.

Magic Green Lantern Nonalcoholic Irish Punch

This bright green punch will serve a crowd. It makes around eight 8-ounce servings.

Ingredients

  • 6 scoops of lime sherbet
  • 1 cup of cold water
  • ½ cup of sugar
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 liters lemon-lime soda
  • Ice
  • Lime slices for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a blender, combine the sherbet, water, sugar, and lime juice. Blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into a punch bowl. Add the lemon lime soda and ice and stir.
  3. Garnish with lime slices.

Shamrock Nonalcoholic Punch

This punch adds the spice of ginger ale for a fizzy and delicious punch. It makes 16 8-ounce servings.

Ingredients

  • 2 quarts lime sherbet
  • 2 liters ginger ale
  • 2 cups pineapple juice
  • Lime slices for garnish

Instructions

  1. Scoop the lime sherbet into a punch bowl.
  2. Pour the ginger ale and pineapple juice over the top.
  3. Stir.
  4. Garnish with lime slices.

Nonalcoholic Drinks for St. Patrick's Day

Nonalcoholic Irish drink recipes are perfect for St. Patrick's day when the theme is green and Irish, but they're good at other times of year as well. Try these drink recipes for your next Irish themed party or any time you want a little of the luck of the Irish.

Nonalcoholic Irish Drink Recipes