Cheers-wor­thy St. Patrick’s Day cock­tails

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Emer­ald Isle

Bloody Mary

De­li­cious with green eggs and ham or along­side corned beef, this sa­vory cock­tail calls for potato vodka to keep the drink grain-free. To make: In blender, puree 2 yel­low toma­toes, 2 tomatil­los, 2 stalks cel­ery, 1 tsp. pre­pared horse­rad­ish, 1⁄2 tsp. cu­min, the juice of 1 lime, a small hand­ful of cilantro and salt and pep­per to taste. Pour 2 oz. potato vodka into 2 glasses. Top with Bloody Mary mix­ture.

Gar­nish as de­sired.

Kiss Me I’m Irish


Made from agave cac­tus, tequila is a great grain-free op­tion. We blended it with kale and pineap­ple for a sip that’s fes­tive and phy­tonu­tri­ent-rich. To make: In blender, puree 1 cup clean kale (stems re­moved), 1 cup frozen pineap­ple, 1⁄4 cup lime juice, 1⁄4 cup tequila and 2 Tbs. agave nec­tar.

Di­vide be­tween 2 glasses. Brandy is dis­tilled from fruit juice in­stead of grains, so it’s a great detox-friendly base for a sweet mar­tini. To make: In cock­tail shaker filled with ice, com­bine 2 oz. ap­ple brandy, 1 oz. ver­mouth and 1⁄2 tsp. le­mon juice. Shake well; strain into cock­tail glass. Tint with green food col­or­ing.

Gar­nish with ap­ple slice.

Lucky Leprechaun


Grain-based al­co­hols (like whiskey and some vod­kas) can pack on pounds, but th­ese green tip­ples are made with health­ier spir­its to help speed slim­ming!

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