Category Archives: Liqueur-Based

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.

Green River

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.


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