Tuesday, March 17 marks one of the biggest shit-shows of the year: St. Patrick’s “Day” (now week, really), when green-dyed beer flows through the streets, pooling up in gutters with vomit, culturally insensitive party favors, and an intangible whiff of lost self-respect.

But there’s a better way! You can celebrate St. Patrick’s Day—and yes, the Irish tradition of enjoying a few drinks—without descending into frat-style antics. There’s nothing particularly wrong with green Budweiser, but that’s not the be-all and end-all of Emerald Isle boozing. Time to do this thing right.

Below you’ll find eight cocktail recipes, from Gaelic Flips to classic Irish coffee, to sip this St. Patrick’s Day.

Irish Coffee

Fun fact: Irish Coffee was invented in Ireland at the Shannon Airport, but San Francisco turned the drink into a worldwide phenomenon. This warm, creamy, classic Irish Coffee recipe from bartender Dale DeGroff, featuring plenty of Jameson Irish Whiskey, will warm you to the bone.

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Bushmills Irish Buck

This is a classic whiskey and ginger ale with a refreshing citrus twist. The recipe couldn’t be more simple: add Bushmills Irish Whiskey and lime juice to a Collins glass filled with ice, top with the ginger ale, and garnish with a lime wedge.

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The Blackthorn

This Irish-whiskey Manhattan has a subtle anise note, thanks to a dash of absinthe.

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The Good Cork

Smoky Oaxacan-based mezcal and Irish whiskey come together in this unexpected, boozy cocktail from Mayahuel bartender Phil Ward. We love the apple slice garnish.

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appleIrish Jack Rose

This sour drink is typically made with Applejack brandy, lemon juice, and grenadine. Here, the Jack Rose gets a splash of Irish whiskey and Calvados.

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Irish Maid

This is a great cocktail for a whiskey sour drinker who wants to try something a bit different. This easy-drinking cocktail combines cucumber, fresh lemon juice, elderflower liqueur, simple syrup, and Jameson Black Barrel Irish Whiskey.

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Gaelic Flip

This Irish-whiskey-and-egg flip gets some warmth from allspice and a grating of nutmeg over the top.

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Irish Car Bomb

Who doesn’t love this low-brow cocktail? Contrary to what most may believe, the Irish Car Bomb was actually created in Connecticut during the late 1970s. With the same formula as the popular Jäger Bomb, making an Irish Car Bomb is a piece of cake. Add the Baileys Irish Cream and Jameson to a shot glass. Drop the shot into a half-pint of Guinness Beer and CHUG!!!

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