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7 Green Drink Recipes for Your St. Patrick's Day Bender

by Tom Gates Mar 16, 2010
Green beer is not everyone’s thing. Here are seven high-powered recipes for those looking for cocktails of a certain color this St. Patrick’s Day.
Green Apple Martini

Cinnamon and sugar for rimming glass
5 tablespoons vodka
5 tablespoons sour-apple schnapps
5 tablespoons lemonade
5 tablespoons lemon-lime soda (such as 7-Up or Sprite)

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine vodka, schnapps, lemonade and lemon-lime soda. Cover and shake vigorously. Dip rim edge of martini glasses in a shallow dish with 1/4-inch water, then in a shallow dish with 1/4-inch of equal parts sugar and cinnamon mixture. Strain shaken mixture into prepared glasses and serve.

(Note: Martini lovers, be sure to check out our suggestions for ten alternative martinis!)

Courtesy of Food Network

Green Tea Mint Julep

1 1/2 oz of Charbay Green Tea vodka
1 oz of simple syrup
3 lemon wedges
8 mint leaves

Muddle 3 lemon wedges with mint leaves. Pour green tea vodka, simple syrup and shake. Strain into highball glass over ice. Top with sprite. Garnish with mint leaves.

Courtesy of Cocktail Times

Green Flash Cocktail

1 oz vodka
1/2 oz Peach Schnapps
1/2 oz Blue Curacao
3 oz orange juice
3 0z sprite

Mix ingredients together, serve over ice. Garnish with an orange slice and maraschino cherry.

Courtesy of White On Rice Couple

Midori Melon Bomb

½ part Midori
¾ part golden rum
½ part fresh orange juice

Pour into a tall glass over ice.

Courtesy of The Nibble

Midori Margarita

6 ounces Tequila
3 ounces Midori
5 ounces Sour Mix

Pour the ingredients except the ice into your blender and blend for about 10 seconds. Then, throw in a handful of ice and blend for another 30 seconds.

Courtesy of Blender King

Green Lizard Shot

1 oz. Chartreuse, green
1/2 oz. Rum, overproof/151 proof

Mix ingredients and pour into a shot glass.

Courtesy of Drink Nation

Green Daiquiri Punch

2 (12 ounce) cans frozen limeade concentrate, thawed
2 cups Gatorade sports drink, Lemon-Lime flaor, chilled
1 cup light rum
2 (12 ounce) cans lemon-lime soda pop, chilled

Mix limeade concentrate, sports drink and rum in large pitcher. Refrigerate until serving time. Just before serving, pour punch into punch bowl. Add soda pop.

Courtesy of Recipezaar

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