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The Green Martini: Get Drunk in Style

By Hanna Aronovich in Food on Mar 10, 2006 3:10PM

Yes, St. Patrick’s Day is an excuse to get completely wasted. And, yes, that’s why we love it. And, yes, with the parades this weekend and the actual holiday next Friday, it’s two weekends of drunken debauchery. But, Chicagoist is dedicated to classing you up a bit (even the amateurs), so instead of green beer, try sipping on a green martini. Your friends will think you’re oh-so-sophisticated, and they’ll be (ahem) green with envy at your newfound refinement. martini_drink_green_2.jpg

Grasshopper Martini
1/2 oz. creme de menthe
1/2 oz. creme de cacao
3/4 oz. vodka
Shake with ice. Strain into cocktail glass.

Irish in Manhattan
1/2 oz. sweet vermouth
1 1/4 oz. Irish whiskey
Stir with ice. Strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with a green maraschino cherry.

Green Apple Martini
1 oz. vodka
1 oz. sour-apple schnapps
1 oz. lemonade
1/2 oz. lemon-lime soda
Shake with ice. Strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with a thin slice of green apple.

And if the recipes above aren’t quite what you’re looking for, head to HotHouse (31 E. Balbo) and ask ‘em to whip you up a Skylight or Melon Apple martini. No doubt, they’ll shake and pour ‘em with a smile. And, don’t forget to mention Chicagoist sent you.