THIRSTY THURSDAY: Green Cocktails

St. Patrick's Day is around the corner I remember my mother making corned beef and cabbage. In the midwest surrounded by Polish and German kids, there wasn't a lot of celebration that ensued other than some boiled dinner and wearing something green. Fast foward to living in Boston where the Irish can be loud and strong. Even the mascot for the Boston Celtics is a leprechan! To celebrate the "Boston" way, we found some green cocktails to help you all celebrate wherever you are!

We love a sparkling drink and a four leaf clover garnish just makes this perfect!
Sparkling Clover Charm | Photo & recipe credit: Finlandia Vodka

This popular after-dinner cocktail  reputedly originated at Tujague's, a llandmark bar New Orleans,Louisiana. Over the years there have been many variations. We love the idea of "painting" the inside of the glass with chocolate syrup.  
Grasshopper Cocktail : Photo & recipe by buzzle.com

Green tea or Matcha has a slightly bitter but very alluring taste. Combine it with mint and you have a very refreshing and (non-alcoholic) drink! Maybe this one is good to have the day after St. Patty's Day!
Matcha Mint Iced Teat: Photo & recipe by Love & Lemons

I wonder if you had a lot of green tomatoes and you could sub out the green tomatillos? But in any case, here is a savory green cocktail! This would definitely a hangover remedy!
Tomatillo Bloody Mary : Photo & recipe by Saveur

I am a sucker for a layered shot because they always look so pretty! Here is an appropriately named drink for St. Patrick's Day!
Dirty Leprechan Shot : Photo & recipe credit: by Party City

For a little holiday flair, replace the mint garnish with a shamrock!
Green Demon: Photo & recipe credit: TopCocktailRecipe.com