Skip the Green Beer: Try THIS Instead.

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If you're at that stage in life where you might be looking for something a little classier than cheap green beer to celebrate St. Paddy's Day, here are a few suggestions that will keep you and your cailíns in the Celtic spirit.

Take off the chill with an Irish Coffee, rich with Irish Cream and a nip of Irish Whiskey.

Step away from the Shamrock Shake and try this rich dessert cocktail instead: The Tipsy Leprechaun.

If you absolutely must drink something green, try a Sparkling Shamrock champagne cocktail.

Still looking for that St. Patrick's Day pub vibe? Try an Irish Car Bomb. Anything that involves a shot glass dropped into your stout has got to be good, right? Just drink it quickly, before it curdles.

And if you're planning to get sentimental, brush up on the lyrics to Danny Boy.

Happy St. Patrick's Day from the staff at West Michigan Woman. Sláinte!

Photos courtesy of INeedCoffee.com, DrinkedIn.net, FormalFringe.com, and MixThatDrink.com.

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