St. Patrick’s Day Cocktail :: Green Leprechaun

St Patrick's day cocktail #cocktail

How do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?  Do you celebrate it?  From what little I know about my family’s heritage, I do have some Irish blood.  Not surprising given my penchant for parties *wink*. But if you don’t, don’t let it stop you from celebrating – after all, you still love to celebrate Cinco de Mayo don’t you?!

If you’re not a green beer kind of person then I have just the right cocktail to help you sip in style for this green themed day.  It all starts with the green tinted melon liqueur, Midori.  Give the drink a fun name like the Green Leprechaun and set it among gold coins in a gold tray for a presentation that’s suited to the occasion {more on that at the bottom}.

As always, think about serving this green drink for other occasions too, like Christmas or Halloween. Just change the name to reflect the holiday.

st pattys day cocktail

Green Leprechaun Cocktail

  • 1 oz Midori melon liqueur
  • 1 oz Pineapple flavored vodka
  • 3 oz Sprite

Combine over ice and strain into martini glass.

TIP:  Garnish with a sprinkling of gold edible glitter so it looks like little flecks of gold inside.

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rainbow backdrop

  • Presentation can take this cocktail to the next level.  As I mentioned above, you can set a row of these drinks on a gold tray and surround them with gold coins.  This becomes the “pot of gold” at the end of the rainbow.
  • Make a “rainbow” backdrop by looping ribbon around a wooden dowel and hanging it behind the table.
  • Take it all a step further by placing turf grass {get it cut to size at Lowes} as the base.

No doubt this will have guests feeling like they have the luck o’ the Irish!

pot o' gold

How do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?



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Chris Nease is a party stylist and home entertaining expert with over 15 years of experience. In addition to her work as founding editor of Celebrations At Home, Chris is an editorial stylist and has contributed to, SheKnows, and countless other websites. Most recently she was featured in Celebrate magazine, and her work has been published in Woman's World, Ocala Style, Yum Food & Fun for Kids, and Cottages & Bungalows.


  1. bellissimo!!

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