St. Patrick’s Day is not too far away. If you’re anything like me, you love themes and any excuse to celebrate. I’m planning on having friends over this year so I wanted to come up with some fun green drinks to serve. The only thing is, I am very lazy. I only want the easiest recipes possible. Anything that involves a blender, grater, masher, or sauce pan (yes, I saw a drink recipe that told me to whip out a sauce pan! What!?), will not do. Things I CAN do? Cut, pour, stir, shake, and strain. For all my fellow lazy people out there, this one’s for you!
I decided to look for drinks with different alcohol bases because certain people prefer different types of alcohol, whether it’s due to taste, tolerance, effects, or whatever else. So first thing to get out of the way is the easiest and most well-known, green beer! No, this is not considered a cocktail, but I couldn’t do a post about St. Patrick’s Day drinks and not include green beer. So find your favorite beer, add green food dye, and you’re all set!
This drink is called an Irish Buck and it’s almost as easy as the green beer. All you have to do is pour whiskey, lime juice and then ginger ale into a glass of ice and then garnish with lime.
Everyone’s heard of gin and juice, but this is Gin and Juice 2.0 from Vine Pair and it has a green twist to it. Classic gin and juice usually uses citrus-y juices like lime juice, grapefruit, etc. But this recipe calls for green juice, specifically parsley, ginger, green apples, celery, cucumber, lime, and kale. Though this person did make their own green juice, you can be like me and take the easy/lazy route by buying a pre-made green juice from the store.
This sour apple tequila cocktail from No Spoon Necessary is called The Lucky Shamrock. They describe is as “Sweet n’ sour, with nuances of apple and lime, and a pretty green hue.” Not only is it easy to make but it’s really pretty too. All you need for this drink is tequila, sour apple liqueur, lime juice, and Sprite. Agave, lime wedges, and apple slices optional.
This cocktail is called the Green Demon and is described as tasting like honeydew and lemon. Ingredients for this simple drink are Midori, vodka, rum, and lemonade. Super simple right? And look at that shade of green. Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!
There you have it. A green drink for every taste! Once you have these easy green cocktails ready, you’re all set for a fun and festive St. Patrick’s Day party of your own!
I'm a mother of two and constantly searching for ways to have adventures and create memories as a new family. I love all things Disney, I'm obsessed with family costumes, and I will find any excuse to dress up and celebrate.
Lisa plays the role of the Fairy Godmother on the Pure Costumes team.