St Patrick's Day Cocktails to Make Your Friends Green with Envy
If you want to serve up some of the best St Patrick's Day cocktails then you need to mix up some of these green cocktails I've selected for you. Your friends will love them as they are not only great tasting they're also St Patrick's favorite color - GREEN!
Forget about painting the town red on St Patty's Day its time to paint the town green and the best way to do that is with one (or two, or three, or more) of these St Patrick's Day Cocktails.
Let your friends serve up their Baileys cocktails and their Irish Martinis - you'll blow their cocktails out of the water with these cocktail recipes and everyone will be talking about your green cocktails right through to the next St Patty's Day celebration!
Green Cocktails - A Perfect Way to Celebrate St Patty's Day
These days going green means looking after our environment and watching our carbon footprint, but on St Patrick's Day it takes on a whole new meaning.
There are a number of alcoholic drinks which are green in color from the most obvious - Midori and creme de menthe to an oft-forgotten green liqueur called Green Chartreuse.
Green Chartreuse Cocktails
A Great Choice for St Patrick's Day
Green Chartreuse gets it's coloring from the chlorophyll found in the approximately 130 plants used to make the French liqueur. It has been around since the 1600s and was originally intended to be used as a medicine. The herbs used do give it a very "medicinal" taste. Only 2 or 3 (depending on your source) monks from the Order of Chartreuse know the secret recipe at any one time.
2 shots gin
½ shot green Chartreuse
Put both ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a cocktail glass to serve and garnish with an olive.
4 parts Irish whiskey
1 part green Chartreuse
1 part green creme de menthe
Stir all of the ingredients together in a mixing glass with ice. To serve, strain into a cocktail glass.
2 parts green Chartreuse
2 parts kirschwasser
2 parts triple sec
1 tsp maraschino liqueur
Place all of the ingredients, along with ice, into a cocktail shaker and shake well. Strain into a cocktail glass to serve
6 parts gold rum
1 tsp white creme de cacao
1 tsp green Chartreuse
2 parts fresh lime juice
2 parts pineapple juice
Combine all of the ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker and shake, rattle and roll. Strain into an old-fashioned glass to serve.
Creme de Menthe Cocktails
Another Green Choice for St Patrick's Day
Green Creme de Menthe is a mint liqueur that is not only delicious, but also lends itself to a green hue making it perfect for your Green St Patrick's Day.
1 oz Irish whiskey
¼ oz green crÃ¨me de menthe, green
2 oz cream
Place the whiskey, crÃ¨me de menthe and cream into a shaker with ice cubes and shake well. Strain into an old-fashioned glass and garnish with a maraschino cherry to serve
3 oz creme de menthe, green
3 oz Amaretto
2 oz lemon juice
Pour the creme de menthe into a highball glass, next pour in the Amaretto and follow with the lemon juice. Stir the ingredients together gently.
½ tsp powdered sugar
1 egg white
½ lemon, juice of
2 oz dry gin
1 tsp green creme de menthe
Pour all of the ingredients (except the carbonated water)into a shaker along with ice. Shake well and strain into a highball glass. Top the glass up with carbonated water to serve.
1 tsp green creme de menthe
½ oz vermouth
1½ oz Irish whiskey
Put all of the ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and stir well. Strain into a cocktail glass to serve and garnish with an olive.
More Green Cocktails for St Patrick's Day
Midori is a very famous melon liqueur that is a green color, a very refreshing liqueur it can be drunk with lemonade or you can try some of these delicious cocktails. The name Midori actually means green in Japanese so it really is an appropriate liqueur to be drinking on St Patrick's Day.
St. Patrick's Day Green Cocktail
1 oz Midori melon liqueur
1 oz whiskey sour mix
2 oz Sprite soda
Fill a highball glass with ice and then add the midori, sour mix and sprite. Stir before serving.
Midori Alexander recipe
2 oz Midori melon liqueur
1 oz white creme de cacao
2 oz half-and-half
Place all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a brandy snifter and garnish with a maraschino cherry to serve.
¾ oz Midori
2 oz citrus vodka
Splash of white cranberry juice
Place all of the ingredients together in a cocktail shaker along with ice and shake well. Strain into a cocktail glass to serve.