6 Festive St Patrick’s Day Drink Recipes

Here are some easy and festive green drink ideas (three with alcohol and three for the kids) to help you celebrate in style.

For the Adults:

Green Beer
Green beer is easy to make. Find a light-colored beer and add a few drops of green food coloring. Of course, the darker green you want the more food coloring you’ll need to add. (Of course, you can always add yellow and blue.) The food coloring won’t change the taste of the beer.

Green Apple Martini
Start the drink by adding ice to a martini shaker. Add 1.5 ounces of vodka and 1 ounce of green apple schnapps. Shake and pour it into a martini glass.

Mint Cooler
Add ice in a shaker followed by 1 ounce of crème de menthe, 1.5 ounces of gin and ginger ale to taste. Shake it well and then pour into the cocktail glass.

Non-Alcoholic Drinks:

Green Lemonade
Start with a pitcher of lemonade and add a drop or two of blue food coloring and stir to check the color concentration. Add more food coloring to make the lemonade darker.

Coconut Pineapple Delight
Combine 1/2 ounce of coconut syrup, 3 ounces of pineapple juice, 3 balm leaves, ice and green food coloring. Crush the ice and add it to a glass or brandy snifter. Crumple up the balm leaves and add them to the ice. Add the coconut syrup followed by the pineapple juice and green food coloring. Stir it and enjoy.

Green Grape Iceberg
This is a little more time-consuming to make but the results are outstanding. You’ll need 10 frozen green grapes, 4 ounces of sparkling water, 4 ounces of white grape juice, green food coloring, a blender and ice. Pour the grape juice into the blender and then add 8 frozen grapes and 2 drops of green food coloring. Blend this for 15 seconds and then pour it into a highball glass. Add sparkling water to taste and the remaining frozen grapes as garnish.