One of the more deplorable Saint Patrick’s Day traditions is dying beer green. If you absolutely need to drink something with a green hue, here are seven better options.

March 17, 2014

One of the more deplorable Saint Patrick’s Day traditions is dying beer green. If you absolutely need to drink something with a green hue, here are seven better options.

1. Emerald Palmers
These refreshing green tea-based mocktails would also be great spiked with gin.

2. Pepino’s Revenge
This sweet and savory tequila cocktails is flavored with fresh basil and garnished with cooling cucumber.

3. Lime-and-Cucumber Frappé
Perfect for those celebrating St. Patty’s Day in warmer climates, this zingy blender-whirred frappé is cold, frothy and refreshing.

4. Jade Cocktail
Sweet, melony Midori gives this cocktail its vibrant green color.

5. Basil Limeade Slushies
A splash of soda water makes these tart slushies pleasantly bubbly. A little rum would turn them into terrific cocktails.

6. Melon Sparkler with Tapioca Pearls
Mixing honeydew juice with fizzy Italian Moscato makes a delicious cocktail—especially with melon balls and chewy tapioca pearls.

7. Southern Exposure
Freshly juiced celery and lime juice give this bright, fresh Southside riff a gorgeous color.

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