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St. Patrick’s Day: Best Green Cocktails and Irish Drink Recipes

by: Nick Byerly
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Here are some great “Green Cocktails” to enjoy on St. Patrick’s Day.

With the luck of the Irish right around the corner you only have a few days to prepare.

If you are going out or staying at home don’t be afraid to try something a little “Green”. These are just a few of my favorites…

The Emerald

Ingredients: 2 oz. Irish whiskey, 1 oz. Italian vermouth, 1 dash orange bitters

Directions: Stir well with cracked ice, then strain into a chilled martini glass

Green Dublin Apple Cocktail

Ingredients: 2 oz. Irish whiskey, 1 oz. sour apple Schnapps, 2 oz. white cranberry juice

Directions: Pout into a cocktail shaker. Add ice, shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a fresh apple slice

The Token Irishman

Ingredients: 2 oz. Irish whiskey, 3 drops Fee Brothers Mint Bitters, 5-6 sprigs of fresh mint, 1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice, 1/2 oz. simple syrup, a splash of soda water

Directions: Set aside one sprig of mint. Muddle the rest with the simple syrup. Add the rest of the ingredients, shake and strain over ice into an old fashioned glass. Add a splash of soda water and garnish with the remaining mint sprig.

Shamrock Shaker

Ingredients: 1 ½ ounces Kahlua coffee liqueur, ½ ounce amaretto liqueur, 2 ½ milk and green & gold powder garnish (used on cakes).

Directions: Pour the ingredients into cocktail glass with ice, shake, and strain into chilled glass. Garnish with gold and green powder.

Lucky Tart

Ingredients: 2 ounces Tequila, 1 ounce Sour Apple Pucker, ¼ ounce Melon Liqueur, 1 ounce Fresh Lime Juice and 2 lime wheels garnish.

Directions: Build in a traditional margarita glass over ice. Float lime wheels on top for garnish and taste.

Frozen Grasshopper

Ingredients: 3/4 ounce Crème de Menthe,(green), ¾ ounce white Crème de Carcao, 2 cups vanilla Ice Cream, 4 ice cubes, Fresh mint to garnish.

Directions: Mix all ingredients except mint leaves together in blender and blend until drink has the consistency of a good milk shake. Garnish and indulge.

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And of course it wouldn’t be St. Patrick’s Day without “Green Beer”. Below is just a short how to video to get you tasting that green gold.

Remember if you are going to drink, be safe and don’t drive. Enjoy the “Green” drink and have a great St. Patrick’s Day.

Let us now some of your favorites in the comment section below.

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