6 Brilliant Green Cocktails for St. Patrick's Day

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    Sparkling Shamrock

    Grey Goose Sparkling Shamrock Cocktail
    Fresh cucumber paired with pear vodka in a Sparkling Shamrock. Rob Palmer / Photolibrary / Getty Images

    Cucumber and pear sparkle.

    Filled with green ingredients, the Sparkling Shamrock is one of the tastiest drinks on the list and one that almost everyone will love. It all begins with pear vodka and elderflower liqueur to which cucumber, mint, lemonade and soda are added. This is a perfect way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.

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    Emerald Isle

    Emerald Isle Cocktail
    A very easy green cocktail, the Emerald Isle is a simple mix of gin and mint (don't forget the bitters!). Tarick Foteh / Photodisc / Getty Images

    A refreshing, unique way to go green.

    This greentini will not be to everyone's liking as it takes a special palate to appreciate its unique flavor. This is a mix of gin and green creme de menthe that is accented with a dash of bitters, so it is an easy one to try at least once to see if you like it.

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    Irish Eyes

    The Minty Irish Eyes Cocktail
    A minty twist on an Irish whiskey cocktail is found in this cooling Irish Eyes recipe.

    Slow down and sip on minty cream.

    It's so simple, so satisfying, and it's green! What more could you want on St. Patrick's Day? Oh, Irish whiskey? That's in the Irish Eyes as well.  This is creamy lowball is wonderful in its simplicity and the minty flavor mixes so well against any Irish whiskey you choose, that it is difficult to go wrong here.

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    Hornitos Shamrocker Cocktail
    The Shamrocker is a great green drink, sort of like a melon-flavored margarita. Janice Lin / Moment / Getty Images

    Tequila meets St. Patrick's Day.

    It is time to bring a little tequila into the St. Patrick's Day scene and this Shamrocker is a fun cocktail to do just that. The recipe is simple, just add melon and orange liqueurs and a splash of orange juice to a good blanco tequila and you have a fun, green drink to get the party started.

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    Green Dublin Apple Cocktail

    Green Dublin Apple Cocktail
    Break from the appletini with the more interesting Green Dublin Apple Cocktail. Photo Courtesy: © Shannon Graham

    Irish whiskey just took over the appletini.

    Put a simple little twist on the popular Sour Appletini and you have what I think is a better cocktail. The Green Dublin Apple Cocktail opts for Irish whiskey over vodka and specifies white cranberry juice to allow the green apple schnapps to give the drink its green color. You may agree with me that the whiskey base is what all of those apple martinis have been missing all along.

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    Irish Pride

    Irish Pride Cocktail
    This Irish Pride cocktail is a simple mix of three ingredients. Sanne Berg/E+/Getty Images

    A tantalizing mint sour.

    Green creme de menthe is a common element in many green cocktails and the Irish Pride celebrates it to the fullest extent. In this simple cocktail recipe, you will mix the green mint liqueur with amaretto and a little lemon juice for a truly unique drink this St. Patrick's Day.

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