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St Patrick’s Day Shamrock Martini Recipe

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you might have noticed that in addition to travel, I have a thing for holiday food themes.

Today I’ve got a fun treat for the grown-ups to celebrate the green Irish season holiday, a St. Patrick’s Day martini. This electric green drink is the perfect cocktail to give you a pinch of the shamrock sweet luck. It’s also going to pack a bit of a punch.

I think this would be the perfect drink to surprise your girlfriends with during a March get-together! Whatever your plans are, this St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Martini is sure to be a sweet delight and the green color will spark some great conversation.

And with March Madness starting soon, this drink could also be a great way to cheer on a sports team with the color green like the University of Florida Gators – or maybe all year long you could cheer on your favorite green teams like the Celtics, Packers, Eagles, Oakland A’s…

You could also change the color of the sugar on the rim of the glass to complement the team’s secondary color!

Check out the recipe card below to make your own St. Patty’s Day drink and enjoy! And if you’re looking for more great St. Patrick’s Day food ideas, check out these posts: rainbow treasure cookies, luck o’ the Irish pie, and fun green theme school lunches.

Yield: 6 oz

St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Martini Cocktail

Share a bit of luck with these green shamrock martini cocktails. The perfect St Patrick's Day drinks recipe for your dinner party or get together.

This is the perfect cocktail for March parties! Toast and say cheers on St. Patrick's Day with this green shamrock martini!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1 oz Cointreau
  • 1 oz Blue Curacao
  • 1 oz Malibu
  • 3 oz Orange Juice
  • Orange Sanding Sugar
  • Simple Syrup


Prepare Your Glass:

  1. Using 2 appetizer plates pour simple syrup on plate 1 and orange sanding sugar on plate 2.
  2. Dip the rim of your martini glass in the simple syrup making sure all edges are covered.
  3. Now dip the glass in the sanding sugar, let sit for 30 seconds, then lift up and shake off excess.
  4. Sit the glass to the side for 1 minute for the sanding sugar to set.

St. Patrick's Day Martini Instructions

  1. Grab a cocktail shaker and fill it about 1/4 of the way full with ice.
  2. Now add the Cointreau, Blue Curacao, Malibu, and Orange Juice to the shaker and shake well.
  3. Pour your martini into the glass and enjoy!
Share a bit of luck with these green shamrock martini cocktails. The perfect St Patrick's Day drinks recipe for your dinner party or get together.

Do you like to make special foods to celebrate a specific holiday? Will you be wearing green on March 17th?

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Monday 14th of March 2022

Can this be made with pineapple juice instead of oj?


Tuesday 15th of March 2022

Hi Donna, I don't think that would work for the green color as the orange juice mixing with the blue curacao is part of what makes it turn green. You could of course give it a try, but I wonder if you'd get more of a teal color vs the green?

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