St. Patrick’s Day Cocktail Recipes To Drink Instead Of Green Beer

St. Patrick’s Day Cocktail Recipes To Drink Instead Of Green

This drink is equally refreshing as it is festive. And with all the recent snow, it seems fitting to think tropical thoughts this St. Patrick’s Day. To make the Tropical Leprechaun, pour 1 oz. of coconut rum, 5 oz. Blue Curacao liqueur and a splash of pineapple juice into a glass with ice. Stir just the top so that the blue remains at the bottom and the remainder of the drink is green.

There is just something about green drinks – they are so pretty and they are my absolute favorite (hence, why I love this Shamrock Shake and this Lime Sherbet Punch) so much.  This cocktail recipe I’m sharing with you today is a great alcoholic tropical Leprechaun drink recipe for St. Patrick’s Day!  This bad boy  is very sweet, but tastes great and not too over the top….but you have been warned about the sweetness in case that isn’t your jam. As for me, this drink has my top three faves: Midori, Blue Curacao, and Coconut Rum.  Doesn’t get much better than that in my book.

I have always had a special love for Midori and any drink containing it.  If you have never had it before, it’s a Japanese melon-flavored liqueur and it’s absolutely to die for (Midori in Japanese means “green”).

I hope you enjoy this over the holiday, serve it up to your favorite friends if you’re having a party, and have a safe and fun St. Patrick’s day weekend

:)
  But not too much fun, of course.

St. Patrick’s Day Cocktail Recipes To Drink Instead Of Green Beer

St. Patrick’s Day Cocktail Recipes To Drink Instead Of Green Beer

Ingredients

·         1/4 oz. Liqueur, melon

·         1/2 oz. Rum, coconut

·         1 oz. Vodka

·         fill glass 7-up

Mixing Instructions

Pour vodka and Coconut rum into collins glass. Fill with 7-Up (or Sprite). Float melon liqueur on top.

St. Patrick’s Day Cocktail Recipes To Drink Instead Of Green Beer

St. Patrick’s Day Cocktail Recipes To Drink Instead Of Green Beer

It’s #ThirstyThursday, Thank God. That means that the week is pretty close to the end, and that would mean that I am only three weeks from getting my boot off (hurrah!!) and that I am only a few days away from my kids finally going back to school (hurrah!!) and that I am going to be back in my house before I know it (you get the point.)

Also, for any fellow Seattleites, this is also the first Seahawks game of the season. Uh, it’s kind of a big deal around here.

St. Patrick’s Day Cocktail Recipes To Drink Instead Of Green Beer

St. Patrick’s Day Cocktail Recipes To Drink Instead Of Green Beer

So I made Green Bloody Marys. Green in honor of the Seahawks, and bloody marys, because, well, some of us have an awful lot of tomatoes lying around.

For me, if you are going to bother making a bloody mary, it should be spicy. (If you don’t share your sentiments than definitely wait before you add the horseradish and maybe start with half of the jalaleno). I also kind of loved the texture of all of the pureed veggies- it just reminded me of pulp in fruit juice. But if you are going to freak out like there are lawn clippings in your drink- than you should strain the green juice after it comes out of the blender (but realize that you are getting rid of how to justify this cocktail as healthy!!)

Recipe: Spicy BLT Green Bloody Marys

Ingredients

  • 4 cups green tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of parsley
  • ½ cup English cucumber chunks
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 jalapeno, quartered
  • 2 teaspoons horseradish
  • ice
  • 8 ounces of vodka
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • For Garnish:
  • 4 romaine lettuce leaf hearts
  • 4 strips crispy bacon
  • cherry tomatoes
  • Lemon wedges

Instructions

  1. Combine the green tomatoes, vinegar, parsley, cucumber chunks, lime juice, Worcestershire and jalapeno in the jar of a blender. Puree on high until very smooth.
  2. Stir in the horseradish and the vodka. Season to taste with kosher salt.
  3. Fill 4 glasses with ice cubes.
  4. Pour over ice and garnish with Romaine lettuce leaf hearts, and crispy strips of bacon and cherry tomatoes and lemon wedges.

Preparation time: 15 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 4

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