St. Patrick Lime Shamrock Punch (Mocktail)

Though St. Patrick’s Day is a traditional Irish holiday, people all over Canada, the U.S., Irish or not, love to celebrate the holiday. There are scads of ways people have found to celebrate, some going back to the holiday’s origins, and others invented just for kicks. We enjoy preparing a super easy and fun Lime Shamrock Punch Recipe to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! You will want to drink it year round!

St. Patrick Lime Shamrock Punch (Mocktail)
St. Patrick Lime Shamrock Punch (Mocktail)

St. Patrick’s Day became an official holiday in Ireland in 1907, though it’s origins can be traced back to the ninth and tenth centuries. The holiday was first celebrated in the U.S. in Boston in the 1700’s.

The Wearing of the Green

One of the easiest and most popular ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day is to wear green. To some this may mean wearing a green shirt, and to others it means going all out with bright green outfits, hats, glasses, and beads. This tradition has spawned its own tradition of pinching those who aren’t wearing green on St. Patrick’s Day.


St. Patrick’s Day parades are many people’s favourite part of the holiday. Dublin, Ireland hosts a huge parade attended by millions each year and almost every major Canadian and U.S. city celebrates with at least one parade. Cities with large populations of Irish, like Chicago and New York, feature multiple parades and various festivals as well, many of which have been going on for over a hundred years.

St. Patrick Lime Shamrock Punch (Mocktail)
Guinness Beer


As with most things Irish, drinking is a large part of St. Patrick’s Day. A traditional pint of Guinness beer is a popular choice and many bars and pubs even serve green beer. Many pubs entertain their customers with live traditional Irish music or dancing while customers get their fill.


St. Patrick’s Day food is the best! Many celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a party with friends and family. Corned beef and cabbage is the traditional St. Patrick’s Day celebratory meal, accompanied by some potatoes and carrots. Irish soda bread also helps top off the meal. Other Irish food selections include Irish stew and shepherd’s pie. Many restaurants also feature special corned beef selections that may not typically be on their menu.

For a less traditional approach, many people enjoy McDonald’s festive green Shamrock Shake-a mint flavoured version of their milkshake only available in February/March.

St. Patrick Lime Shamrock Punch (Mocktail)
St. Patrick’s Day green river in Chicago

Other traditions

  • St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland is met with the St. Patrick’s Festival, a 3 day event celebrating Ireland and its most favourite saint, with an emphasis on teaching attendees about Ireland.
  • In Chicago, the Chicago river is dyed green each year before the downtown parade begins.
  • Additionally, many sports teams recognize the holiday by wearing special green St. Patrick’s Day jerseys and uniforms.

St. Patrick’s Day is a dearly loved holiday throughout the world, by Irish and non-Irish alike. The holiday’s traditions are an important part of the holiday’s stamina and popularity and it seems everyone is happy to be Irish on St. Patrick’s Day.

St. Patrick Lime Shamrock Punch (Mocktail)

Lime Shamrock Punch


1- 2 Litre bottle of Ginger ale

1 quart of Lime Sherbet

Lime Shamrock Punch Ingredients


1. Place Lime Sherbert into a punch bowl and pour in Ginger Ale.

Lime Shamrock Punch in the making

I hope you enjoyed my St. Patrick Lime Shamrock Punch (Mocktail) Recipe as much as my family and myself did! If you make it, please share your photos with us on Facebook or Twitter! Also, check out all of our other Recipes!


St. Patrick Lime Shamrock Punch (Mocktail)
St. Patrick Lime Shamrock Punch (Mocktail)
St. Patrick Lime Shamrock Punch Recipe (Mocktail)
  • 1- 2 Litre bottle of Ginger ale
  • 1 quart of Lime Sherbet
  1. Place Lime Sherbert into a punch bowl and pour in Ginger Ale.

Lyne is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto.She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. The grandkids were here this weekend so we celebrated St. Patrick on Saturday and had your drink for dinner it was delicious

  2. Fun and simple! Green also happens to be a favourite colour by several little people in our house. Now off to find lime sherbet.


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