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.
Does this mean we must drink green beer? I wanted an alternative.
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.
The ingredients needed 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 lovely green 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. “
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!
- 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.
You never disapoint this drink is so beautiful. Just in time for the festivities too.
Such a fun and festive drink. Love the color!
I'll take fun and festive any day!
cheers to the perfect green drink for st patty's day
I hope you get the chance to enjoy it! Cheers!
Loving this Shamrock Martini! So easy and delicious!
It's a favorite here!
Now I'm excited and can't wait for St.Patrick's Day. I'm making this martini for sure.
Me too! Cheers!
I feel like this could be a year-round drink--it's such a bright color and delicious-looking!
Yes I really think it would be great on a hot summer day!
Mihaela | https://theworldisanoyster.com/
Blue+yellow =green, indeed! And it looks beautiful, cheers!
Cheers to you Mihaela!
Cindy Mom the Lunch Lady
This is definitely a fun St. Patrick's Day cocktail. So delicious!
Isn't the color just perfect? Cheers!
Id love to share this with friends! We can enjoy in any occasion even if its not St Patrick anymore.
I totally agree, I'll probably enjoy this a few times out on the patio this summer!
What a great idea! I love how you made the green color. I definitely need to try this.
It's a keeper!
So fun and festive!
This is such a fun recipe! It's perfect for St. Patrick's Day, but delicious enough to enjoy all year round too!
And so much better than green beer, don't you think? LOL
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!
It'll be on my table too - cheers!
It's so much more fun than green beer!