Saint Patrick’s Day cocktails are a must for your St. Pat’s celebration this year, especially since the feted holiday happens to fall on a weekend. Saturday, March 17 marks a favorite holiday for many people, with hues of green, aromas of corned beef and cabbage, and parades and Irish festivals spanning as far as the eye can see. Be sure your St. Patrick’s Day weekend is complete with fun St. Pat drinks that you can mix up at home minus the guilt.
No matter if you plan to spend St. Patty’s Day at home or out at a bar or club, you can still find time to enjoy a cocktail or two before your festivities kick off. Try these low-calorie St. Patrick’s Day cocktails and pre-made cocktail mixes as the main focus or an easy way to pregame and give your holiday weekend a special kick!
Fun and Festive St. Pat Drinks
Try these delightful low-calorie cocktails, just in time for Saint Patrick’s Day!
1.5 oz Voli lemon
.75 oz apple pucker
2 fresh lemon squeezes
1. Combine all ingredients.
2. Top with soda.
3. Add an apple slice for garnish.
Approximate Calories: 118 Calories
Luck of the Irish
1.5 oz Voli Raspberry Cocoa
1 oz fresh lime juice
.5 oz agave nectar
1. In a mixing tin, add ice, Voli Raspberry Cocoa, lime juice, agave, and shake.
2. Strain into a glass with ice.
3. Garnish with mint sprig.
Approximate Calories: 120
1.5 oz Voli LYTE or Voli Lemon
1/2 fresh lime
8 mint leaves
1 packet sweetener
1. Muddle lime, mint and sweetener.
2. Add Voli, shake lightly, and pour all ingredients in a glass.
3. Top with club soda.
4. Add a mint sprig for garnish.
Approximate Calories: 85 calories
Tip – For a fun twist, consider adding fruits to this, such as blueberries, strawberries, kiwi, red berrie, or mango.
Pot of Gold
2 oz Voli Lyte
.5 oz Elderflower syrup or liqueur
4 chunks cucumber (inch thick)
8 fresh mint leaves
1. Muddle cucumber and mint. Add Voli and elderflower.
2. Shake and strain then top with ginger beer.
3. Garnish with cucumber wheel and mint.
Approximate Calories: 178 calories
For more information about Voli Light Vodkas, please see http://www.volispirits.com.
VnC Cocktails “Leprechaun’s Gold”
This pre-made cocktail mix features premium New Zealand vodka, mint and lime juice – a fun Mojito Margarita combo that fits the bill for the festivities of St. Patty’s Day. VnC Cocktails are all natural, free from preservatives, and designed for the ultimate convenience without sacrificing taste. VnC Cocktails “Leprechaun’s Gold” has only 150 calories or less, making it a guilt-free choice for your St. Pat’s celebration. For more information, please see http://www.vnccocktails.com.
What other drinks do you enjoy for St. Patrick’s Day? Consider making your own St. Pat’s cocktails as a fun and festive tradition you can enjoy year after year. Here are a few additional St. Patrick’s Day drinks to consider. Please feel free to share any other ideas in our comments below.