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Green cocktails for St Patrick's Day

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More than just green beer

Ideas for green cocktails to serve for St. Patrick's Day. Are you planning a St Patrick's Day party? If you want to offer your guests a sophisticated green cocktail rather than just green beer, here are some terrific drink choices.

Herradura Green Agave Cocktail

Recipe provided by Herradura.

More than just green beerIngredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. Herradura Silver tequila
  • 3/4 oz. melon liqueur
  • lime


  1. Add tequila, melon liqueur and a squeeze of lime into a shaker with ice.
  2. Shake for 15 seconds.
  3. Pour into a chilled cocktail glass.
  4. Garnish with shamrock carved lime and serve.



Emerald Isle

Skip the vermouth and instead use crème de menthe in this St Patrick's Day cocktail.

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


  1. Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice.
  2. Shake well for 30 seconds.
  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.



Irish Whip

A unique blend of flavors creates this festive Irish cocktail.

  • 1 oz. vodka
  • 1 oz. Pernod
  • 1 oz. Bacardi rum
  • 1 oz. crème de menthe, green
  • 1 part lemon-lime soda
  • 1 part orange juice
  • lime


  1. Pour the vodka, Pernod, rum and crème de menthe into a pint glass or beer mug with ice cubes.
  2. Fill with equal parts of soda and orange juice.
  3. Stir well and garnish with lime.

Not enough? Here are more fabulous ideas for St Patrick's Day cocktails!

And here are some tasty St Patrick's Day recipes and Irish food.

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