03/14/2013 12:59 pm ET Updated May 14, 2013

Drink Your Way Through St. Paddy's Day

Still figuring out how to celebrate St. Patrick's Day? (If you're in New York, check out our cocktail class and whiskey tasting at The Dead Rabbit.)

No matter what you decide, you certainly need to include a very special guest from the Emerald Isle—and no, green beer doesn't count. We're of course talking about the country's smooth and honeyed whiskey, which we find incredibly easy to drink. We're not alone: Last year, according to the Distilled Spirits Council of the Unites States, more Irish whiskey was sold in America than single malt scotch. It's also been the fastest-growing liquor category for several years running.

So whether your guest of honor is Jameson, Bushmills or another smooth Irish spirit, here are five delicious drinks that you can serve all day, starting with a breakfast eye-opener. Consider it our morning-to-night St. Patrick's Day guide. Sláinte!

Drink Your Way Through St. Paddy's Day