Shamrock Martini –A fun and festive green drink perfect for St. Patrick’s Day! (Or really any day..no one would judge you) 220 calories per martini!
220 calories per martini
9 SP per martini (okkk not such a cut!)
I will jump at any chance to celebrate. I love festivities. I love holidays. I wish life was one big elementary school classroom party with Valentine’s day boxes and piñatas. So I don’t think you need to ask me how I feel about St. Patrick’s day 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂
There’s headbands and necklaces and Irish music and witty shirts and parades and day drinking and everyone wears green and oh my gosh its sooo fun!!
Sadly my St. Patty’s day this year included a full day of work, grocery shopping and catching up on my DVR’d shows. Welcome to adulthood, huh? But that doesn’t mean I can’t still celebrate with some festive green drinks!I have a reputation for trying to make colorful, festive drinks that somehow always end up looking like pond water. I haven’t quite figured out the dynamics of these super complex recipes with <5 ingredients that are all liquid. Just can’t figure it out. Anyway, I’m super proud of my St. Patty’s day martini because it actually turned out GREEN!! (Okay, it was yellow at first but I fixed it…)
And the best part of these martinis?? They’re half orange juice and since I’m a little under the weather this week they’re pretty much like medicine, right??
Enjoy, be festive, treat your life like a classroom holiday party, you’re worth it! 🙂Print
A fun and festive green drink perfect for St. Patrick’s Day! (OR really any day…no one would judge you) 220 calories per martini (9 SP)
- 1.5 oz Midori melon liqueur
- 1 oz vodka (I used Pinnacle Berry, you could use whatever you prefer!)
- 2 oz orange juice
- Mix together ingredients in a shaker with ice.
- Shake with enthusiasm and a giant smile. Make Jon Taffer proud, friends.
- Pour into a martini glass and enjoy!
9 SP (okkk not such a cut!)
- Serving Size: 1 martini
- Calories: 220
- Sugar: 22 g
- Sodium: 0.3 mg
- Fat: 0 g
- Saturated Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 23 g
- Fiber: 0 g
- Protein: 0.5 g
- Cholesterol: 0 g
**Recipe adapted from one provided on my Midori label
What do you think? Did this recipe make the cut for you or did it crumble? What would you do differently? I look forward to reading your opinions!
PS: Since I want my blog to be about learning and improving, I wanted to include one of my original images, next to an updated image. Thank you to the Pinch of Yum Food Photography Ebook for these lessons!