Green-Colored Cocktails for St. Patrick’s Day

It may not be easy being green, but it sure is easy to drink green, especially when they come in the form of delicious St. Patrick’s Day cocktails. This year, we’re celebrating by giving you two drink options – emerald hued, and non-emerald hued cocktails……what else do you need to toast the Emerald isle? We begin with green-colored cocktails of course and shockingly, they’re not made from whiskey. That’s right, we’re showing you how Tequila, Vodka, and Prosecso can enchant you on this traditional Irish holiday. Today we offer incredible options that range in color from brilliant green, to pale moss green, from some of our favorite spirits: Sauza Tequila, Hornitos Tequila, and Skinnygirl Cocktails. We’ve got you covered, whether you’re counting calories, or counting kisses, but we’re not skimping on extraordinary taste. Break out your shamrocks and dive into one of these emerald brews.

Lucky Rita

1 part Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
½ part DeKuyper® Melon Liqueur
2 parts limeade
Sugar
Lemon slice ( for garnish)
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice combine all ingredients and shake to chill. Strain into a cocktail glass filled with ice and rimmed with sugar. Garnish with a lemon slice. Enjoy!

The Mexichaun

2 parts Hornitos® Plata Tequila
⅔ parts green chartreuse
1 part fresh lime juice
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass. Strain over ice.

Hornitos® Green Mexican

1 Part Hornitos® Plata Tequila
1 Part Midori®
4 parts sweet and sour mix
Fill a Collins glass with ice. Add Hornitos® Plata Tequila and Midori®, fill rest of glass with sour mix, and garnish with an orange slice.

Mint Margarita

1 part Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
2 ½ parts club soda
1 part fresh lime juice
1 bunch of fresh mint
1 part sugar
Salt to rim (optional)
Extra mint leaves (for garnish)
Lime wedge (for garnish)
In a glass, muddle together the mint leaves, sugar and lime juice until they start to melt together. Add tequila. Fill glass with ice and pour cocktail mixture 3/4 of the way to the top of each glass. If you want, rim your glass with salt by rubbing the rim with a lime wedge and dipping in a plate of salt. Fill glass with club soda and garnish with an extra sprig of mint and lime wedge.

Lucky March Mojito

1 part Skinnygirl® Prosecco
1 part light rum
1 tsp. agave nectar
3 parts lime juice
Splash of lime flavored sparkling water
3 sprigs of mint
Shake rum, lime juice and agave nectar in cocktail shaker with ice. Top with Skinnygirl Prosecco and sparkling water, and pour into tall Collins glass. Muddle in mint leaves and enjoy!

Sour Apple Margarita

1 part Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
½ part DeKuyper® Sour Apple Pucker
2 parts frozen limeade
2 parts apple juice
1 Granny Smith Apple (for garnish)
Combine all ingredients in a shaker filled with ice. Mix well and refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve chilled or over ice. Garnish with apple slice.

Shamrock Sipper

1 ½ parts Skinnygirl® Cucumber Vodka
6 parts green tea (water steeped with tea bags OR diet green tea)
Cucumber wheel for garnish
Pour ingredients over ice. Garnish with a cucumber wheel.

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