St. Patrick's Day: The Greenest Recipes

St. Patrick's Day: The Greenest Recipes

St. Patrick's Day: The Greenest Recipes

It's the time of the year when we'll see all things green, clovers and pots of gold! It wouldn't be complete without the booze, so we've got the greenest cocktail recipes for you, just in time to prepare you for this weekend's vibrant St. Patrick's Day celebration. Get ready to raise a glass to the luck of the Irish no matter where you are in the world!


In true St. Patrick's Day tradition, incorporating the clover shape into your drink will bring out the festive vibes, making your drink even more enjoyable!

1 green apple
1/2 oz. fresh lime juice, plus more for apples
1 lime wedge
Sparkling sugar and/or flaky sea salt, for the glass
1 1/2 oz. tequila blanco
1 oz. apple liqueur
1/2 oz. triple sec

Slice the apple from top to bottom to a 1/4"-thick round. Using a 2"-wide shamrock cookie cutter, cut a shamrock shape out of the apple slice. Place in a small bowl and toss with some lime juice.
Rub lime wedge around the rim of a rocks or margarita glass. Place sparkling sugar on a plate, then dip rim of glass into sugar.
In a cocktail shaker, combine tequila, schnapps, triple sec, and remaining 1/2 oz. lime juice. Fill the shaker with ice, cover, and vigorously shake until the outside of the shaker is very cold and condensation forms on the outside, about 30 seconds.
Strain into prepared ice-filled glass. Garnish with shamrock apple slices.

Melon Sour

What better way to celebrate this day than with a tangy, fizzy and bright green drink? If you love all things melon, this is the perfect drink for you!

2 oz. melon liqueur
1 oz. vodka
1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
3 oz. lemon-lime seltzer
Lemon peel, lime peel, honeydew melon balls (optional), and/or a Maraschino cherry (optional), for serving

Fill a Collins glass with ice. Add Midori, vodka, lemon juice, and lime juice and stir to combine. Top with seltzer.
Garnish glass with lemon peel and lime peel. Top with melon balls and/or a cherry (if using).

Last Word Cocktail

If you want your celebratory drinks to be on the classier side, this cocktail looks and tastes like it came from an upscale speakeasy. It’s the prettiest shade of green too!

1 oz. fresh lime juice
1 oz. gin
1 oz. green chartreuse
1 oz. maraschino liqueur
Cherries and a lime wedge or wheel, for serving

Fill a shaker with ice. Add lime juice, gin, chartreuse, and maraschino liqueur. Cover and vigorously shake until outside of the shaker is very frosty, about 30 seconds.
Strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with cherries and a lime wheel.

Green Beer

With just one added ingredient, your plain beer will transform into the perfect drink for St. Patrick’s Day! Nothing screams 'St. Paddy's' more than bright green beer.

1 light beer
Green food coloring

Pour beer into glass.
Add as much food coloring as desired and stir to mix.

Mint Green Old Fashioned

As this day falls on the hotter days of the year, sipping on the cooling effect of this cocktail is amazing, especially when paired with a scrumptious entrée.

1 Bordeaux maraschino cherry
1 mint sprig
1/4 oz. mint syrup
1/4 orange wheel
1/2 teaspoon mint jelly
1 dash absinthe
1 dash mint bitters
2 ounces Dewar’s 12-year-old scotch
Garnish: mint sprig

Add the cherry, mint sprig, mint syrup, orange wheel, mint jelly, absinthe and mint bitters into a mixing glass with a splash of water and muddle, carefully crushing into a paste-like consistency.
Remove the spent fruit husks and crushed leaves and stems, but keep the flavored paste in the mixing glass.
Add the scotch and ice, and stir until well-chilled.
Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice.
Garnish with a mint sprig.