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Drinking of the Green!

Updated on November 18, 2014
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Hope Saidel is co-owner of Golly Gear, a bricks-and-mortar and online shop featuring fun, affordable and practical small dog products

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Green cocktails are perfect

St. Patrick's Day, Earth Day - any day that fits the "green" theme is perfect to make a signature party drink!

For those of us who aren't crazy about beer - it's been a bit difficult to find the perfect green libation for celebration. Through diligent research and experimentation, we've discovered some delicious options.

The easiest way to make a green cocktail of your own is, of course, to use a green-colored liqueur. These include Absinthe, Chartreuse, Creme de Menthe, Midori, Sour Apple Schnapps, or any of several boutique liquors or colored/flavored liquors now available.

Another way is to mix strongly colored blue and yellow liqueurs - my favorite combination (in combination with vodka or gin) is Blue Curacao and Galliano.

Come up with your own or try one of these - the possibilities are endless!

Midori Cosmopolitan
Midori Cosmopolitan

Ingredients

  • 3/4 oz. Midori
  • 2 oz. citrus vodka
  • splash of white cranberry juice
  • Berries or green fruit for garnish

Instructions

  1. Shake and strain into a chilled glass. Add an optional curly lime peel garnish.
  2. Courtesy of TheNibble.com
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Jade Cocktail
Jade Cocktail

Jade Cocktail

  • 2 oz. pineapple juice
  • 1 1/2 oz. vanilla vodka
  • 1 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 oz. Midori
  • 1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz. simple syrup

Instructions

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add all of the ingredients, shake well and strain into a large chilled martini glass.
  2. Courtesy of YumSugar.com
Emereld Isle
Emereld Isle

Emereld Isle

  • 1 oz. gin
  • 1 tsp. creme de menthe
  • green
  • 2 dashes bitters

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  2. Courtesy of ModernMom.com
Kiss Me Mojito
Kiss Me Mojito

Kiss Me Mojito

  • 2 oz. TY KU Liqueur
  • Fresh Mint
  • Squeeze of Lemon
  • Lime and Orange
  • diet citrus soda

Instructions

  1. Mix TY KU Liqueur with a squeeze of lemon, squeeze of lime and squeeze of orange. Pour into glass with ice and top with Soda. Add mint leaves and stir.
  2. Courtesy of DrinkEatTravel.com
Mint and Chip Cocktail
Mint and Chip Cocktail

Mint and Chip Cocktail

  • 3/4 oz. rum
  • 3/4 oz. white creme de cacao
  • 3/4 oz. green creme de menthe
  • 3/4 oz. half and half
  • fresh mint for garnish
  • shaved chocolate for garnish

Instructions

  1. In an ice-filled mixing glass, add above ingredients, Shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with fresh mint crown & shaved chocolate flakes.
  2. Courtesy of Delish.com
Green Dublin Apple Cocktail
Green Dublin Apple Cocktail

Green Dublin Apple Cocktail

  • 2 oz. Irish whiskey
  • 1 oz. sour apple schnapps
  • 2 oz. white cranberry juice

Instructions

  1. Add all three ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Add ice, shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a fresh apple slice.
  2. Courtesy of About.comCocktails

© 2012 Hope

What's your favorite Green Libation?

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    • LiteraryMind profile image

      Ellen Gregory 

      5 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      You are making me thirsty -- but it's still the morning.

    • toweroflifeinc profile image

      toweroflifeinc 

      5 years ago

      GRASSHOPPER!!! (Sorry, got a bit excited. Slightly different version of your mint and chip cocktail. Creme de menthe (green), creme de cacao (white) and milk/cream. Voila, Mint Chocolate delight.)

    • julescorriere profile image

      Jules Corriere 

      6 years ago from Jonesborough TN

      The Emerald Isle looks Cool. Terrific Recipe! Congrats on making the top 55 for St. Patrick's Day! Blessed!

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      Clairissa 

      6 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

      Cucumber Martini

    • goo2eyes lm profile image

      goo2eyes lm 

      6 years ago

      i prefer jade cocktail. because i love pineapple juice.other cocktails are also appealing. getting tipsy just by reading this lens (just kidding). cheers and blessings for the day we are celebrating.

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