Serve up this St. Patrick’s Day cocktail and celebrate the day in a festive way. Don’t let this “green leprechaun” sneak up on you!
We call this St. Patrick’s Day cocktail a Green Leprechaun for a bit of themed whimsy for an Irish celebration.
How do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? From what little I know about my family’s heritage, I do have some Irish blood. Not surprising given my penchant for parties! But if you don’t, don’t let it stop you from celebrating. You can host an Irish themed dinner party and serve this cocktail as a pre-dinner drink to welcome guests.
If you’re not a beer drinker then this cocktail will let you sip in style for St. Patrick’s 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.
As always, think about serving this tinted drink for other occasions too, like Christmas or Halloween. Just change the name to reflect the holiday. Some other green cocktails to try are green melon punch or this green Dublin cocktail.
Give this cocktail a fun St. Patrick’s day party presentation with these ideas
Presentation can take this cocktail to the next level. Here are some ways you can dress it up for a great signature party drink.
- Place 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. Or you could just take strips of ribbon to the wall. Just use removable tape that won’t peel off the paint.
- Take the display a step further by placing turf grass as the table cover. Turf rugs are inexpensive and can be cut to size at home stores like Lowe’s.
No doubt this will have guests feeling like they have the luck o’ the Irish!
- 1 oz Midori melon liqueur
- 1 oz Pineapple flavored vodka
- 3 oz Sprite
Combine over ice and strain into martini glass.
Garnish with a sprinkling of gold edible glitter so it looks like little flecks of gold inside.