Ah March. We've lost an hour of sleep and St. Patrick's Day is has arrived. If green beer is not your jam, never fear. Here are 12 delicious green cocktails to toast on the big day.
Yeah, we're total suckers for a good margarita. Gimme Some Oven adds green juice (you can use either homemade or store-bought healthy stuff). While we totally appreciate sneaking something healthy into our booze, we're also thrilled about the serendipitous timing, which makes this a perfect drink for St. Pat's.
A lot of green sangria recipes simply throw in pieces of green fruit, such as delicious kiwi. But for this recipe, Delish Dlites combines yellow (white wine) and blue (curaçao) to make sangria that is actually green.
Thyme concocted this green mojito, which intrigued us because it only requires 1 teaspoon of rum, and it's optional at that. So this is the mocktail to make (leaving out the rum, of course) for anyone who prefers alcohol-free drinks.
This drink isn't green, but who can't go for a little pot of gold now and again? The Glitter Guide combines champagne (or white wine) with some whiskey and fresh pear juice.
Hot Eats and Cool Reads uses sour apple for the puckering up and some lime soda for the fizzy goodness.
There are delicious but calorie-laden shamrock floats and shakes aplenty, so if creamy is what you're after without blowing your diet entirely, try this smoothie recipe, which is Homeketeers' healthy take on the shamrock shake.
How cool is this mint-flavored Irish flag shot? Follow Barmano's instructions on how to get those layers just right!
We can't do a roundup on green drinks and forget to include the green fairy. Sippety Sup developed this old-fashioned cocktail using a touch of absinthe and some Old Tom gin. Cheers, big ears!
Even though it was the book and musical Wicked that inspired Slim Pickin's Kitchen to make this drink, it's green and yummy and therefore perfect for any St. Patrick's Day party.
You don't have to be a Whovian to enjoy either of Knuckle Salad's geeky cocktails inspired by the Tenth and Eleventh doctors. Both of these twists on the classic screwdriver are pretty neat and tasty to boot.
Trisha Yearwood submitted this alcohol-free punch to the Food Network, but you can customize it with some vodka, rum or wine.
The Sweet Spot describes this recipe for the Green Hornet as the right amount of sweet and sour, thanks to the Midori melon liqueur and Malibu coconut rum. Don't forget the splash of Triple Sec!
Have a great St. Patrick's Day! And always, always, always drink responsibly!