6 Green River Soda St. Patrick's Day Cocktail Recipes

6 Green River Soda St. Patrick's Day Cocktail Recipes

Green River Soda next to the Chicago River that will soon be dyed green!

St. Patrick’s Day will be here before you know it! Nothing is more festive than Green River soda, so we came up with 6 St. Patrick's Day cocktail recipes to enjoy while celebrating. These recipes are all very simple and you can order Green River soda from our website to get delivered right to your doorstep.

First, a little background on Green River soda. Sprecher recently acquired WBC brands including Green River and are bottling it in our brewery in Glendale, Wis. You can read more about the history of Green River soda, and its long tradition in Chicago and throughout the Midwest. It has been a staple since 1919 and has a bright lime taste making it perfect for St. Patrick’s Day.

Moving on to St. Patrick’s Day Green River cocktails that really shamROCK…


The first St. Patrick’s Day cocktail recipe is similar to those green beers that pop up during St. Patrick’s Day season. This one is full of fruity flavors and even incorporates one of our most popular beers, Abbey Triple. Below is how to make the Irish Shandy.

Irish Shandy St. Patrick's Day Cocktail Recipe

1. Irish Shandy St. Patrick's Day Cocktail Recipe

Prep time: 3 minutes

Yields 1 Drink

Recipe Ingredients

2 oz Green River Soda

12 oz Sprecher Abbey Triple

Lemon juice

Lemon wedge for garnish

Recipe Instructions

Start by simply pouring the Green River and light beer into a pint glass, squeeze in some lemon juice. Top it off with the lemon wedge if desired. Enjoy!


The next St. Patrick’s Day cocktail recipe mixes Green River soda with gin. The pine forward notes combine very well with the sweet lime soda. This cocktail also tastes best in our new Sprecher beer can pint glasses, of course!

Lime Rickey St. Patrick's Day Cocktail Recipe

2. Green River Lime Rickey St. Patrick's Day Cocktail Recipe

Prep time: 3 minutes

Yields 1 Drink

Recipe Ingredients

1 shot gin

6 oz Green River Soda

Lime slice for garnish

Recipe Instructions

Pour gin over ice in a chilled glass and add the Green River Soda. Top it off with a lime if desired and enjoy!


A sweet St. Patrick's Day Cherry Limeade cocktail is next on the cocktail recipe list. This Cherry Limeade can incorporate an additional craft soda, our Door County Cherry Soda if desired. The great thing about this cocktail is you can adjust the amount of each soda based on your personal preference. I personally like to add a splash of Sprecher Cherry Soda to perfect this cocktail, but it’s totally up to you. It tastes great with just the grenadine as well!

Cherry Limeade St. Patrick's Day Cocktail Recipe

3. Cherry Limeade St. Patrick's Day Cocktail Recipe

Prep time: 3 minutes

Yields 1 Drink

Recipe Ingredients

1 shot vodka

6 oz Green River Soda

Splash of Sprecher Cherry Soda (optional)

Splash of grenadine

Lime for garnish

Recipe Instructions

Start by filling a glass with ice and adding the shot of vodka. Pour in the Green River soda and grenadine, along with the Cherry Soda if desired. Top it off with some lime, stir, and enjoy!


The Green River Cooler St. Patrick's Day cocktail may be my favorite of them all! Like the others, this cocktail is very easy to make and is great to whip up for your St. Patrick’s Day crowd. Keep this one too for the summertime when you are looking for a refreshing cocktail.

Green River Cooler St. Patrick's Day Cocktail Recipe

4. Green River Cooler St. Patrick's Day Cocktail Recipe

Prep time: 3 minutes

Yields 1 Drink

Recipe Ingredients

1 oz Triple Sec

1 oz Melon liqueur

5 oz Green River Soda

Recipe Instructions

Place ice in a glass and pour liqueur over the ice. Add the Green River Soda on top and enjoy!


The fifth Green River St. Patrick's Day cocktail recipe is an extremely refreshing lime flavored mojito. The freshly muddled mint combined with the sweet lime Green River Soda is a match made in St. Patrick's Day heaven! Add some fresh lime juice and you've got a mouthwatering cocktail.

Mojito St. Patrick's Day Cocktail Recipe

5. Green River Mojito St. Patrick's Day Cocktail Recipe

Prep time: 3 minutes

Yields 1 Drink

Recipe Ingredients

1 shot rum

6 oz Green River Soda

Muddled mint leaves

Squeeze of lime juice

Lime for garnish

Recipe Instructions

Pour the rum over ice and muddle mint leaves. Stir in the Green River Soda and lime juice. Enjoy!


The Last St. Patrick’s Day Cocktail Recipe isn’t really a cocktail at all… We couldn’t make a recipe list about Green River Soda without dedicating one to the delicious Green River Float! There is no alcohol in here, so this is a great treat for the kids on St. Patrick’s Day as well. While you’re making Green River Floats, you can also add any of our other craft sodas to some ice cream for fun dessert.

Green River Float St. Patrick's Day Recipe

6. Green River Float St. Patrick's Day Recipe

Prep time: 3 minutes

Yields 1 Drink

Recipe Ingredients

2 scoops vanilla ice cream

8 oz Green River Soda

Recipe Instructions

Place two scoops of vanilla ice cream into a pint glass. Top it off with Green River soda and enjoy!


We hope these St. Patrick’s Day Cocktail Recipes made you feel like you’ve found a pot of gold! Make these for your upcoming green themed parties, they are all unique and delicious cocktails.

You can order Green River Soda online to be delivered right to you along with all of our other Sprecher Craft Sodas. Stop in our Glendale, WI gift shop at 701 W. Glendale Ave to browse all of our craft soda and beer selections. While you’re here, take a brewery tour and see how sodas like Green River are made!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! You can now follow Green River Soda on its own Twitter and Instagram accounts for more St. Patrick's Day recipes.

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