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How to Make the Best Green Margarita this St. Patrick's Day

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People celebrate St. Patrick's Day with two things: celebratory drinks and green things. Why not combine these two into one delicious cocktail?

Skip the green beer this year and use your Frozen Concoction Maker® to whip up a margarita that's as green as a patch of 4-leaf clovers. Here are a few foolproof ways to turn your margaritas and other frozen cocktails green enough for St. Patrick's Day without sacrificing taste.

Food Dye
If you're looking for the simplest way to make your green margaritas without changing its flavor or recipe, all you need to do is add a tiny amount of green dye to your blender jar before you blend the cocktail. Follow all other steps the same way you usually do.

Is that easy enough?

Food dye can do the trick. Food dye can do the trick.

Melon Liqueur
Another option is to use a green-hued liqueur in your recipe, such as a bright green melon liqueur.

Try adding this liqueur to your favorite margarita recipe in place of the citrus liqueur. It's a bit sweeter and adds a melon twist that complements the lime flavor. Call it your "St. Patrick's Day Special" and serve it to your friends.

Lime juice is a classic element of any margarita, but its doesn't really add the green color that St. Patrick's Day requires. Instead you'll have to get creative.

  • Use extra lime wedges as garnishes to make your drink look like it's brimming with green
  • Zest a clean lime into your frozen concoction maker with the other margarita ingredients. This will leave small green flecks of tasty lime peel throughout your drink.
  • In addition to the lime juice, why not add some lime sorbet or sherbet or an ice pop? These treats are typically greener and are a delicious addition to any marg.
Mint is the perfect natural flavoring. Mint is the perfect natural flavoring.

Like with lime, mint leaves allow you to add a natural green touch to your drinks as garnish or as an ingredient. Use some fresh mint to imbue your margarita with a refreshing flavor or create a frozen mojito.

You can either add the fresh mint to your glass as a garnish after you blend your frozen cocktail or add a small amount of mint leaves to the Margaritaville® Frozen Concoction Maker® blender jar. Or, you can do both for St. Patrick's Day!

Creme de Menthe
Speaking of mint, using a small amount of creme de menthe can be another great green liqueur option for St. Paddy's Day. Made from multiple types of mint, this green alcohol can be enjoyed on its own after dinner or added to your favorite cocktail.

Try making a creamy mint cocktail in your Frozen Concoction Maker® with this liqueur. Mix creme de menthe with some Irish whiskey, creme de cacao or cognac.

St. Patrick's Day can be even sweeter with a fruit-filled frozen drink in your hand. Try making yourself a delicious drink with some fresh kiwifruit this March.

Here's what you'll need:

  • 4 1/2 ounces rum
  • 3 whole kiwis, peeled
  • 6 ounces apple juice 
  • 3 teaspoons white, granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup vanilla sorbet
  • Ice.

Fill your ice reservoir with ice then load up the blender jar with the remaining ingredients. Once the jar is in place, let your Frozen Concoction Maker® do the rest. Serve this naturally bright green drink with a kiwi wedge.

There are a variety of great kiwi cocktails. Try them all.

Avocado or Cucumber Juice
If you prefer something truly different this St. Patrick's Day, why not look toward the garden? Avocados and cucumbers can make delicious margaritas and other unusual cocktails. Not only are these vegetable-like fruits great ingredients, they can give your drink a natural green hue.

Both avocados and cucumbers are interesting ingredients for an amateur bartender but they're not everyone's cup of tea, so be ready with other options for your guests as well.

Blue Liqueur and Orange Juice
Think back to elementary school: How do you make the color green? Why blue and yellow of course, and when it comes to cocktail ingredients that means orange juice and blue liqueur.

Pour these two ingredients along with some lime juice and vodka into your Frozen Concoction Maker® for a green, frozen screwdriver with a twist. It's a simple option that's a guaranteed crowd pleaser.

Please drink responsibly and follow all laws.