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St. Patrick’s Day Green Cocktails

March 13, 2020 – On March 17, everyone is Irish and what could be better than a green cocktail to celebrate.  The recipes below cover the gamut from sweet shots using Sailor Jerry Rums to savory with Milagro Tequila’s Maria Verde.  This recipe requires a juicer.  iI you don’t have one but are looking for a tequila cocktail recipe, try Milagro’s Spicy Verde Margarita which is quick and easy.  

Prefer a vodka-based cocktail or something with whisky?  The Godzilla from Reyka Vodka sounds delicious (anything with passion fruit is always amazing) or have fun with the minty hints in Monkey Shoulder’s Mixed Up Monkey.  Once you’ve made the mint simple syrup, it’s really easy and fast to assemble especially if there are thirsty friends hanging around.

So choose your green drink and since it is St. Patrick’s Day, “cheers” won’t quite do.  There are dozens of lovely Irish toasts but our favorite Irish blessing is May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, and rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.”

Or you could just say “Erin go Bragh” which means “Ireland to the end of time”.

Scooby Snack Shots

by Ashley Thomas, West Coast Sailor Jerry Ambassador

  • 1 part Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum
  • 1 part Sailor Jerry Savage Apple Rum
  • 1 part melon liqueur
  • 1 part pineapple juice
  • 1 part whipped cream

Method:  Combine all in a shaker with ice, strain into shot glasses, and top with whipped cream.

The Godzilla

by Trevor Schneider, Reyka Vodka Brand Ambassador

  • 1 ½ part Reyka Vodka
  • ½ part Passoã Passion Fruit Liquor
  • ½ part blue Curaçao
  • 1 ½ parts Kiwi Perfect Puree*
  • ½ part fresh lemon juice
  • ½ part simple syrup

Method: Combine all ingredients together in a cocktail shaker. Shake, double strain, and serve over fresh ice. Garnish with a lemon peel.

* Kiwi Purfect Puree can be ordered from (

The Mixed Up Monkey

by Vance Henderson, Monkey Shoulder Brand Ambassador

  • 1 ½ parts Monkey Shoulder Scotch Whisky
  • ¾ parts mint simple syrup**
  • ½ parts fresh lemon juice
  • 3 parts club soda

Garnish with mint sprig

Method: Build in highball glass over ice, stir lightly and garnish with a mint sprig.

**Bring 1/2 cup sugar and 1 cup water just to a boil. Add 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves. Reduce the heat to maintain a simmer and cook, without stirring if you can resist it, until the syrup is slightly thickened, about 10 minutes.  Transfer syrup to a metal bowl and let sit for 10 minutes. You can use it immediately.

The Maria Verde

 by Jaime Salas, Milagro Tequila Brand Ambassador

  • 2 parts Milagro Reposado Tequila
  • 1.5 parts jicama juice
  • 1 part tomatillo juice
  • ½ part fresh lime juice
  • 6 drops chipotle sauce (or to taste)
  • A pinch of black salt
  • 1 rib of celery, cherry tomatoes and lime wedges for garnish

Method: Build in highball glass with ice. Garnish with celery, cherry tomatoes and lime wedge.

The Spicy Verde Margarita

by Jaime Salas, Milagro Tequila Brand Ambassador

  • 1 part Milagro Silver Tequila
  • 1 part Ancho Reyes Verde Chile Liqueur
  • ¾ part fresh lime juice
  • ½ part light agave nectar

Method: Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice.