When it comes to celebrating St. Patrick's Day, Jersey knows how to do it...we have weeks worth of parades and parties!

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How about a few cocktail ideas too?

The most common adult beverage of choice on March 17th seems to be beer. Now, whether that's a true Irish pint of Guinness, or a green-dyed light lager, that's up to you.

If you're not feeling the suds, here's a few cocktails to whip your shamrocks into a frenzy.

  • 1

    Irish Gold

    Who says a St. Paddy's Day drink needs to be green? This golden cup starts with Irish whiskey, and adds flavors of orange, peach and ginger! Get the recipe HERE.

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  • 2

    Drunken Shamrock Shake

    This one gets my vote. It's a boozy version of the fast-food favorite everyone flocks to this time of year. Creamy, ever-so-slightly minty, and enough of a kick to get your Irish eyes smiling. Recipe HERE.

    Special thanks to Johnny Longlegs and Chef Mike at Chef Mike's ABG for hookin me up with the photo! (Mike Jurusz)
  • 3

    Green Lightning

    For those who want a green drink that's still fruity and flavorful...mix yourself a glass of Green Lightning! 1.5 oz vodka, 3 oz. fresh lemonade, and .5 oz melon liqueur (like Midori). It's festive looking, and it tastes good!

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    Vanilla Almond Irish Soda

    This one takes the traditional Guinness and transforms it into a whole new drink via a combination of amaretto and vanilla liqueur. Get the recipe HERE!

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