Recipe: Green River (a.k.a. The Green Thing)
Feeling a little tired of Guinness this St. Patrick’s Day? Want something similarly artificial and festive-looking but different from the standard green beer? Give this drink a go. It’s surprisingly tasty, in that FD&C Green-No.-5 kind of way. Plus the color is hilarious – the Rebel Spouse refers to it as a “Green Thing”, although that’s not technically its name. And it has the advantage of being incredibly easy to make, and thus less than intimidating even once you’ve downed a green beer or three.
1 1/2 ounces Midori
1 1/2 ounces Sour Apple Pucker
1 1/2 ounces sour mix
Shake all ingredients over ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish options include the standard maraschino cherry or brightly colored soft candies – for a festive twist, see if you can find gummi shamrocks to spear on a pick.