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How To Enjoy A Sober St. Patrick's Day

Celebrating a Sober St. Patrick's Day: Slay the Day, Not the Drink! Embracing Health, Happiness and Self-Love

No matter what your reason for celebrating a sober St. Patrick's Day, you should tip your hat, be proud, and lift your non-alcoholic fizzy drink to yourself for doing what's right for you!

Let's Celebrate a Sober St. Patrick's Day

Dani Ross wear a green hat for St. Patrick's Day

Let's be real - the pressure to conform to societal norms, especially when it comes to alcohol consumption, can be overwhelming. But as someone who hasn't had a drink for a little over six years, I've come to realize that true joy and fulfillment doesn't come from a bottle. They come from nurturing our bodies, minds, and spirits in ways that honor our true selves.

My birthday is actually on St. Patrick's Day, so I can honestly tell you that before I quit drinking I REALLY knew how to celebrate on this day, so believe me when I say that a truly joyful St. Patty's doesn't require a single drop of alcohol. In fact, ditching the booze can unlock a whole new level of fun! (Added bonus is you get to forgo the killer hangover and you get to remember everything the next day!!!)

3 Quick Tips For A Sober St. Patrick's Day

It's all too easy to turn to alcohol as a coping mechanism for stress, anxiety, or societal pressures. But what if we flipped the script this St. Patrick's Day? Instead of focusing on how many drinks we can down in one night, let's shift our focus to activities that nourish our souls and uplift our spirits. Whether it's spending quality time with loved ones, indulging in a delicious and nutritious meal, or pampering ourselves with a relaxing self-care routine, or fun mocktails there are countless ways to celebrate without alcohol.

3. Get Out and Have Fun - St. Patrick's Day Ideas


Fizz with Mocktails: Not Hangovers

Feeling a little fancy? Ditch the green beer for a dazzling mocktail for a sober St. Patrick's Day! Get creative with muddled kiwis, fresh mint, sparkling water, and a squeeze of lime. You can even whip up a festive "Cucumber Cooler" and I've got the recipe for you! Cheers to feeling fantastic, not foggy!

Spicy Cucumber Cooler Recipe

Makes roughly 2 drinks


  • 1/4 - 1/2 Jalapeño Pepper ( stemmed, seeded, deribbed)

  • 1/4 of a Cucumber (peeled)

  • 2 tbsp of Lime Juice (basically a fresh squeezed lime)

  • 1 stalk of Celery

  • 1 tbsp Honey or Maple Syrup

  • 1 Cup of Ice

  • A few Mint Leaves (optional)


  • Add all ingredients to a blender and puree until smooth. Serve immediately and enjoy!

A clear glass with a kiwi mojito mocktail with a lime on the side

Kiwi Mojito Mocktail


  • 1 Kiwi (peeled and roughly chopped)

  • A Good Handful of Mint

  • 1 Lime

  • Soda or Coconut Water (I like fizzy for this recipe if you can find it)

  • Ice


  • Put kiwi and mint in the bottom of your glass and muddle them together.

  • Squeeze in the lime and fill the glass with ice

  • Top with soda or coconut water

  • Garnish with extra lime or mint (optional)

  • ENJOY!

Fill Your Belly

We all know that feeling sluggish after a night of heavy drinking. This year, ditch the hangover and fuel your festivities with vibrant, healthy choices! Whip up a delicious spread of Irish-inspired goodness. Think hearty stews, colorful salads with a creamy avocado dressing, and warm soda bread bursting with fresh herbs. Don't forget the green! Add some steamed kale or spinach to your dishes for a festive touch.

a ripe avocado cut in half on a white background

Avocado Citrus Dip (or Dressing)


  • 2 Avocados (peeled and pitted)

  • 1/4 Cup of Orange Juice

  • 1 Lime

  • 1 Tbsp Cilantro - optional (or you could use parsley or mint if you don't like cilantro) - I like to use a bit more herbs in mine, but that's my personal taste

  • A pinch of Salt and Pepper to taste


  • Mix all ingredients in a food processor, you may need to scrape down the sides a couple times, but it should get light, airy, and smooth

  • To use as a salad dressing, simple add 1 Tbsp of water at a time during the processing to thin it out to your desired thickness

Get Out and Have FUN!

Do something that makes you happy - this one is non-negotiable!

St. Patrick's Day is about more than just green beer. It's a celebration of Irish culture! Dive into some traditional Irish music. There might be a local venue hosting a live performance, or you can create your own playlist at home. Learn a jig or two (bonus points for wearing a festive green dress!), find out if your city hosts a St. Patrick's Day Parade.. You'll be surprised by how much fun you can have without alcohol.

Get together with some friends for a potluck, a game night, or even a relaxing spa day. Surround yourself with positive, supportive people who uplift you and celebrate your journey. True connection and laughter are way more rewarding than a fleeting buzz.

a bunch of dark green four leaf clovers

This Sober St. Patrick's Day, whatever the reason you're choosing not to drink, remember you are worthy of feeling amazing every single day, not just on St. Patrick's Day. This year, choose to celebrate in a way that nourishes your mind, body, and spirit. Rock that green with confidence, knowing you're making choices that align with your radiant, healthy self.

Cheers to a sober St. Patrick's Day filled with love, laughter, and endless possibilities. Here's to choosing a lifestyle that lights you up from the inside out.

If you're curious about any of the recipes, ideas or how to implement new healthy habits and lifestyle changes into your life, book a 15 Minute Discovery Call with me to see if I can help support you to reach your health goals!


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