Only 3 ingredients for this festively green Shamrock Midori Melon Martini that is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day! The sweetness of Midori liqueur with vodka and a splash or orange juice makes this cocktail so smooth and delicious. Garnish it with green melon and a rim with green sugar to ensure complete green saturation that would make any leprechaun jealous!
We are at the precipice of another glorious St. Patrick’s Day holiday celebration and I couldn’t be more excited to have an excuse to drink some green cocktails. It just so happens that one of my other favorite martinis is also green, the Apple Martini. I also experimented with a cucumber lime mojito recipe yesterday. Talk about refreshing! My love of green cocktails can only be explained by my estimated 5% Irish heritage…LOL. I think we are going to be doing a green drink double header this weekend folks!
WARNING…don’t look directly into the kiwi eyes in this picture! They can be very enticing and cause you to drink too many green cocktails and think leprechauns are out to get you! This picture just cracks me up! I only punished around 5 kiwis trying to carve a shamrock. This is no easy task my friends. To top off my frustrations, I had my sliding glass door open while taking pictures and my reflector board fell over and broke my kiwi shamrock numerous times. That’s what I get for trying to take multitasking to a new level. Hope you have a great holiday and play hooky from work to enjoy some green cocktails this week!
- 1.5 ounces of Midori
- 1.5 ounces of Vodka
- 1.5 ounces of Orange Juice
- 1 C. Ice
- Optional Garnishments:
- Green melon
- Green Sugar for rim
- Dip rim of martini glass into honey and then sugar until coated.
- Combine Midori, Vodka, Orange Juice and Ice in a cocktail shaker.
- Shake vigorously until combined and cold.
- Strain into a martini glass and garnish with green melon.
- Notes: Green sugar is easily made by mixing sugar with green food coloring until desired shade of green is achieved.