There will likely be beer involved in your St. Patrick’s Day celebration and it might even be green, but you can do better. Try one of these super nerdy drinks themed to your favorite movies, cartoons and video games.
This is both nerdy and holiday colored with it’s nifty toxic green glow, but contains absolutely no toxic waste that will turn you into a mutant.
1.5 oz Pineapple Rum
0.5 oz Midori
2oz aloe Mango Drink
1 Bag of Green Pop Rocks
Half a Lime wedge
Directions: First Rim glass with your green pop rocks. (also Green dyed sugar also works) Add Midori, Pineapple Rum, and Aloe Mango drink into mixing glass and poor into glass over ice. Then add your garnish and drink to mutate. To make the turtle garnish take half a lime and add 5 tooth picks, 1 for each appendage (2 arms 2 legs and 1 head).
Here’s another wonderful green drink that’s the perfect beverage to serve to friends who lose their tempers. It will calm them down and hopefully make their punches less accurate.
This is a great excuse to have two drinks in your hands at once. There’s one for each of the portals in the game, and if you drink enough of them you’ll likely think you’re travelling through portals for real.
Directions: This drink is, of course, designed to resemble the two coloured portals from the excellent sci-fi puzzle game. For the blue version, get a small tumbler and pour in 10ml of Blue Curacao, 10ml of vodka and top up with lemonade. For orange you’ll need another tumbler, this time filled with 10ml of Cointreau, 10ml of rum and Orangina. If you fancy, you can jazz the glasses up with coloured sugar rims. Simply pour some sugar into a sandwich bag with the relevant food colouring, shake them up, pour the resulting mix into a dish and dip your tumbler in. “You can mix the portals together if you like,” says James. “It’s a very orangey flavour, which we thought tied in with The Orange Box, the compilation in which the original Portal appeared.”
Take a break from collecting rupees and enjoy a flask of health restoring potion punch that Link would love.
2 liters Sprite
1 liter Green Apple Soda
1 cup Vodka
1/2 cup Green Apple Liqueur
1/4 cup Lychee Liqueur
Directions: This drink is a punch meant for parties. Mix all ingredients into a punch bowl, cauldron, boiling flask, or large container of your choosing. Drink whenever you feel the need to restore your magic meter.”
Perfect for kicking back with your friends after a hard day kicking Covenant butt. Tastes equally good after a day wandering from bar to bar having drinks with your friends.
1.5 parts Blue Curacao
2 parts Alizé Bleu Passion
2 parts UV Blue Vodka
1 squeeze Blueberry Lemonade Mio
Lemon Lime soda
Directions: Pour the Blue Curacao over ice into a hurricane or equally sexy tall glass. Float Alizé atop Curacao. Float vodka atop Alizé. Gently pour your lemon lime soda nearing the top. Squeeze a shot of blue concentrated flavoring (Mio)
The challenge won’t be to catch ’em all, but to drink ’em all and see if you can still stand up when you’re finished.
1/4 simple syrup
1 oz Bourbon whiskey
dash Angostura bitters
dash Orange bitters
3/4 oz Blue Curacao
3/4 oz Vodka
3/4 oz Limoncello
3/4 citrus Vodka
1/4 tsp sugar to dissolve
1 oz Fire Water (Hot Cinnamon Schnapps)
1/2 oz Bacardi 151
1 pinch cinnamon
1 oz Hpnotiq
1/2 oz Gin
1/8 oz Grenadine
1 oz. Kraken Black Spiced Rum
1/2 oz Coconut rum
1 oz. Midori
1/2 oz. Light rum
1/3 oz. Gin
3/4 oz Irish cream
3/4 oz Ice 101 peppermint schnapps
Directions: All of but two of the shots (Flareon and Glaceon) can be made simply by mixing the ingredients in a shot glass. For Flareon, layer the Bacardi 151 on top and light on fire. Sprinkle the pinch of cinnamon over the fire for a cool effect. For Glaceon, layer the Ice 101 peppermint schnapps on top of the Irish cream.
I firmly believe that any drink that comes with whipped cream is preordained to be delicious. Even more so when it’s got Vodka.
1 part Melon Bols
1 part Vodka
1 part Milk
Directions: Mix first three ingredients into a shot glass then add whipped cream and a few dollops of green icing.
This alcoholic version of a metroid will not drain your energy. Instead, it will perk you up and taste wonderful, too.
1/2 shot Bacardi Big Apple Rum
1/2 shot Coconut Rum
1/2 glass Kiwi Strawberry Minute Maid (or Kool-Aid)
A little less than 1/2 a glass Sprite
Directions: Shake the two rums and Kiwi Strawberry Minute Maid and pour into a lowball glass. Add the Sprite for a bit of flavor and carbonation. Drop in three strawberries as a garnish.
This does not appear to be bigger on the inside, but it does look delicious. Not responsible for wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey experiences after drink consumption.
Do you have a towel? Good, then you’re ready to face anything St. Patrick’s Day throws at you.
1 oz. Jack Daniels Whiskey
1 oz. Peach schnapps
4-6 oz. Orange juice
1 splash of Blue curacao
1 lemon twist
1 olive (optional)
Directions: Fill a highball glass 3/4 full of ice. Add the Jack Daniels and peach schnapps, then top off with orange juice. Mix well, then add the blue curacao over the top. Garnish with a lemon twist and olive, if you chose to include it.
This one will have you singing “The Man They Call Jayne” and pining away for the days of Mal, Zoe and the Serenity.
Directions: Mix 1 part coffee liqueur (Kahlua), 1 part irish creme (Bailey’s), 1 part vodka (Smirnoff triple distilled) and 2 parts milk
This Hobbits are known for celebrations, so it only seems right that there’s at least one drink at your St. Patrick’s Day party named in their honor.
3 ounces Purity Vodka
3/8 ounce elderflower liqueur
3/8 ounce lemon juice
1 bar spoon apricot preserves
Directions: Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake until ice cold.
Double strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with small, white flowers (optional)
Irish lore is full of leprechauns and faeries so a True Blood inspired drink with a nod to the Fae is perfect for the day.
1.5 oz. Belevedere Pink Grapefruit
3 oz. grapefruit juice
3 oz. Tru Blood
Dash of lime juice
Directions: Shake with ice and strain into a highball glass with cubed ice. Float 3 oz. Tru Blood on the surface and garnish with a lemon or grapefruit.