Shamrock Martini

Shamrock martini surrounded by ingredients and clover garland

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?

This blog is no stranger to green drinks. Consider the Midori sour, Baby Yoda drink and Grinch cocktail. All green, all using Midori liqueur.

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.

ingredients: curacao, Cointreau, rum and orange juice

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. 😃

Shamrock martini pin

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. “

Shamrock martini surrounded by ingredients and clover garland
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5 from 16 votes

Shamrock Martini

This green martini is sure to bring the luck o' the Irish to you! Happy St Patrick's Day!
Prep Time2 mins
Total Time2 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1
Calories: 263kcal
Author: Sula


  • 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.



Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 179mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 170IU | Vitamin C: 43mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg

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!


18 thoughts on “Shamrock Martini

  1. 5 stars
    This is delicious and I love the color after adding the orange juice. You are right, perfect for St. Patrick’s Day. Of course, I had to try it before the holiday to make sure it was good. This one will be on the table on the 17th!

  2. 5 stars
    This is such a fun recipe! It’s perfect for St. Patrick’s Day, but delicious enough to enjoy all year round too!

  3. 5 stars
    Id love to share this with friends! We can enjoy in any occasion even if its not St Patrick anymore.

  4. 5 stars
    I feel like this could be a year-round drink–it’s such a bright color and delicious-looking!

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