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3 Green Cocktail Recipes Perfect for St. Paddy’s Day


While it might be easier to grab a cold pint in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, we suggest you consider getting a bit more into the holiday spirit with a green cocktail…or three. Read on for a selection of Key Lime Pie Martini, a tart Midori Sour, and a minty Alexander’s Sister.

Key Lime Pie Martini

This recipe comes from my parents, who probably drink more martinis than James Bond. After they tried a similar key lime pie cocktail at a bar, they quickly whipped up an at-home version that’s truly, er, a piece of cake.



  1. Rim a chilled cocktail glass with finely crushed graham crackers
  2. Pour the vodka, triple sec, pineapple juice, and lime juice into a cocktail shaker with ice
  3. Shake well and strain into glass. Serve with a lime wedge

Midori Sour

For those of you who aren’t fans of typical sour-based cocktails, consider this twist instead. It substitutes vodka or whiskey for the sweeter, melon-y Midori, which is balanced perfectly by a bit of lemon juice.  


  • 1 ½ oz. Midori
  • 2 oz. sweet and sour mix (or make your own!)
  • 1 oz. lemon juice
  • Splash of lemon-lime soda
  • Maraschino cherry


  1. Pour the Midori, sweet and sour mix, and lemon juice into a cocktail shaker with ice
  2. Shake well and strain over ice in a cocktail glass. Serve with a splash of lemon-lime soda and a cherry

Alexander’s Sister

A sibling to the classic Alexander cocktail, this creamy drink is smooth and refreshing—the perfect after-dinner mint. 


  • 1 oz. gin
  • 1 oz. green crème de menthe
  • 1 oz. cream
  • Grated nutmeg


  1. Pour gin, green crème de menthe, and cream into a cocktail shaker with ice
  2. Shake well and strain into cocktail glass. Serve with grated fresh nutmeg.


Looking for more cocktail recipes for your night in? We’ve got you covered.

(Photo: The Crafty Hostess)

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    St. Patty’s Day!
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    I’ll take the Key Lime Pie Martini!
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