St Patrick’s Day is one of those fun holidays for everyone. For years I have scoured my family history to try to find any trace of Irish ancestry, but always fail. Not a drop, anywhere. But as they say, we are all a little bit Irish on St Patrick’s Day. So to honor my almost-heritage a Shamrock Martini is clearly needed!!
What goes into this martini?
And Irish? You can always drink some Irish Cream, like in my Baileys and Eggnog martini.
But this time I wanted green, and a deeper green than the melon flavored Midori drinks. And instead of using a green liqueur I used a color wheel. Blue plus yellow makes green, correct?
Well, actually the yellow is orange, in the form of orange juice.
The extra depth in the orange juice color doesn’t seem to be a problem in the final cocktail’s shade of green.
So the ingredients are Malibu Rum and Cointreau (both clear) and Blue Curacao with orange juice.
Mix them up with ice in a cocktail shaker and voila – you have a lovely green cocktail.
Pour the green drink into a martini glass and add an orange garnish.
Simple, delicious and fun. 😃
As you enjoy this shamrock martini, make a toast: “May your day be touched by a bit of Irish luck, brightened by a song in your heart and warmed by the smiles of the people you love. “
- 1 ounce Malibu Rum
- 1 ounce Blue Curacao
- 1 ounce Cointreau
- 3 ounces Orange Juice
- Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice.
- Shake well and strain into a martini glass.
Nutrition values are estimates only, using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.
More St. Patrick’s Day recipes:
I recently got an air fryer lid for my Instant Pot and once I made frozen waffle fries in the air fryer, the next logical step was Irish Nachos. They’re not really Irish of course (but then again, neither am I) but they are really and truly delicious!
Looking for another appetizer type recipe? Try some Reuben Dip. It’s probably the best use for corned beef yet!