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Ditch The Green Beer This St. Patrick’s Day


St. Patrick's Day - Green Alcohol

Folks get pretty geeked up about green on St. Patrick’s Day. People everywhere knock back copious amounts of green beer, and it’s even a tradition in Chicago to dye the Chicago River green. To be honest, I’d rather drink Chicago River water than most of the beer that gets turned green. If you’re going to wake up with a hangover on Thursday, why not get what you paid for? Why not get stuck into things that are green all year round. Here is a list of true green liqueurs and recipes for each.

Grab a bottle of this oddball concoction (tequila and vodka infused with ginseng and caffeine) while you still can. State governments are working hard on banning energy booze.

Sex On The Grass

1 part Everglo
1 part Ginger Ale

Serve over ice

After enough of this, you may see La Fee Verte square off against the little man in the green tophat. A truly epic deathmatch. Odds in Vegas favor the leprechaun especially if it’s this guy.

Sea Fizz

1 ½ oz. Obsello Absinthe
¾ oz. lemon juice
½ – ¾ oz. diluted simple syrup

Shake all ingredients vigorously without ice. Add ice and shake again to chill. Pour into a small high-ball glass with no ice and top with soda.

Green Chartreuse
This green liqueur gets its color from chlorophyll of a secret blend of plants known to only two people (Carthusian monks) in the world. They protect it with wicked bo staff skills. Don’t mess with monks!


2 oz. Green Chartreuse
Dash of Angostura bitter

In a Collins glass muddle lime and sugar, add fresh mint leaves, ice cubes, pour Chartreuse and soda and stir.

Zen Green Tea Liqueur
Tea is good for you, so…booze with tea in it HAS to be good for you right?


1 ½ oz. Zen Green Tea liqueur

And now for the untested Mutineer recipe (caveat emptor).

Absinthe Car Bomb

½ pint of Guinness in a pint glass
1 shot glass of Absinthe

Do we really need to tell you how to do this?


  1. The Beer Wench | Wednesday, March 17, 2010

    I will do the R & D for the Absinthe Car Bomb … cheers!

  2. Alan Kropf | Wednesday, March 17, 2010

    Booya sir. Booya…

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