Serving shamrock cookies and green cocktails at your St. Paddy’s Day shindig is always a surefire way to get everyone in the mood to PAR-TAY. But if you’re looking for a departure from the usual fare, consider some new ways to make the ol’ corned beef and raise a glass or two of these Guinness cocktails that are *stoutly* Irish, without a drop of green dye in sight.

1. Guinness Dark and Stormy: This drink recipe calls for rum, ginger beer, blueberry syrup, and a dry stout. Weird combo, we know, but it works. (via Brit + Co)


2. Guinness Black Magic Cocktail: To a true cocktail lover, a can of Guinness is just an excuse for a bit of experimentation. We’re happy to report that the black stuff makes a brilliant mixer with bourbon, grenadine, and blackberries. (via Lucy Parissi / Supergolden Bakes)


3. Guinness Bloody Mary: A good dark beer goes with pizza, chili — just about everything that’s tomato-y. So it was only a matter of time before some enterprising bartender thought to enrich everyone’s fave morning-after drink with a nice glug of Guinness. (via A Beautiful Mess)


4. Guinness Floats: If you love Guinness and you love ice cream, the Guinness float is your jam. The only thing that foams more satisfyingly than root beer is a tall pint of chocolaty stout. (via Gimme Some Oven)

5. S’mores Stout Milkshakes: A scoop of ice cream, spoonful of marshmallow cream, and drizzle of chocolate turn a glass full of rich Guinness into a feast. (via How Sweet It Is)

6. Guinness Black Velvet Cocktail: If you’re kicking off St. Paddy’s day at your local pub and craving an elegant sipper, every Irish bartender worth his or her salt can pull off this cocktail. Just a bit of bubbly adds real celebratory bling to an everyday stout. (via Feast and West)

7. Baby Guinness Jello Shots: Now here’s a Jell-O shot that we can get behind. (via Brit + Co)

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