This year step away from the green beer for a tastier twist that gets into the St. Patrick's Day spirit with green cocktails. They are as delicious as they are festive! Not everyone is a fan of beer or even green beer, but that doesn't mean you have to skip out on the St. Patrick's Day celebrations. Let the green brew flow for everyone else, but keep your Irish luck going and go for an alternative drink.
Along with the green beverages, keep the traditions going with a few St. Patrick's Day facts and trivia to share with your friends, family or whoever else is included in your celebration.
1. Over 110 million people will celebrate this day by wearing green, going out to celebrate or by making a traditional, Irish inspired meal. A minimum of 15 million greeting cards are exchanged on St. Patrick's Day, most of which are sold in New York City. There are also 33.7 million United States residents who claim Irish ancestry (almost nine times the population of Ireland) along with nine former U.S. Presidents including our first, George Washington.
2. Erin go Bragh means "Ireland forever."
3. The very first St. Patrick's Day parade was held in Boston in 1737.
4. President Truman was the first American President to attend a St. Patrick's Day parade and that was in 1948.
5. The reason that GREEN is associated with St. Patrick's Day is because it's the color of spring, Ireland and the shamrock!
- 2 parts Skinnygirl Cucumber Vodka
- 1/2 part fresh lime juice
- Club soda
- Muddled mint leaves
- Shamrock shaped cucumber slice for garnish
Preparation: Shake all ingredients except club soda with ice and pour into a glass. Top with club soda and garnish with a shamrock shaped cucumber slice.
Sauza Midori Margarita (Serves 8)
- 1 1/2 cups Sauza Signature Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
- 2 cups Midori
- 2 cups fresh lemon sour
- 1 cup fresh lime juice
- Lime wedges for garnish
- Melon balls for garnish
Preparation: Combine all ingredients in a pitcher and stir. Place in the refrigerator to chill and pour into martini glasses. Garnish with a skewered lime wedge and melon ball.
Luck of the Irish
- 2 1/4 slices jalapeno chili with seeds removed (use more slices if you like it spicy)
- 3 parts Skinnygirl Margarita
- Chili powder or Mexican chili seasoning mixed with coarse salt
- Lime peel for garnish
Preparation: Muddle the jalapeno slices in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Pour Skinnygirl Margarita over the jalapenos and add ice then shake well. Rim a rocks glass with the chili powder mixture and pour in the margarita. Garnish with a lime peel.