What To Drink: A Samuel Smith's Organic Cider. If you don't have a couple superior ciders in your St. Patrick's Day rotation, you're making a mistake. Like a solid session beer, a cider won't knock you on your ass. Remember, it's only 2 p.m. You need to go for another 12 hours, if not longer. This English apple cider—what's an Irish celebration without a little conflict?—is organic and delicious, dry but sweet, and with just a 5% ABV. After lots of beer, you'll want something to quench your thirst. A cider will take care of that.