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Green Beer Cocktail Recipe

Jul 01, 2018 | Post By Brodey Sheppard
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St.Patrick’s Day has a tradition of being an official feast day, and this has been the case since the earliest 17th Century. In modern times, however, it has morphed into a bit of a “party day”, most associated with Irish tradition and alcohol. Because St. Patrick is said to have used the shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity, the shamrock is associated with St.Patrick’s Day until this day.

The tradition is celebrated worldwide, but most ferociously by Ireland, as well as all of Europe. It has spread worldwide however, with Asia and North America participating in lavish celebrations of St.Patrick’s Day, as well. One tradition of St. Patrick’s Day is the color green, and as a result, green beer is actually made and consumed in celebration of the holiday. The holiday is somewhat controversial because of the amount of alcohol consumption associated with it, as it often leads to disorderly conduct and public drunkenness. The celebrate is nonetheless very strong, even in places very far from Ireland. In Chicago, for example, the entire Chicago River is dyed green in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. The beer and St.Patrick’s Day still go hand-in-hand, as over half of Americans drink beer of that color, on that day.


  • Beer
  • Green food coloring


  1. Add 3-5 drops of green food coloring into a pint glass.
  2. Proceed to pour the beer of your choice. A pilsner or pale ale makes the most sense, if you want the beer to be clearly green.
  3. If it is not green enough, feel free to add another drop or two of food coloring.


  • Pint glass

There is even a “Green Beer” day tradition at the Miami University of Oxford, Ohio although it has led to controversy, because of the amount of alcohol consumed. Believe it or not, the beer is not some modern marketing ploy – in fact, it has been around for over a century! Specifically, a doctor by the name of Dr. Thomas Curtin created the first batch of green beer for a St. Patrick’s Day party in the Bronx. He certainly couldn’t have foreseen how big his contribution would have been to St. Patrick’s Day! Whether you are celebrating St. Patrick’s, or simply want love the color or want to do something different, knock back a green beer responsibly today!


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Brodey is an enthusiastic marketing and advertising strategest out of the Sunshine Coast, Australia. Brodey has always been passionate about liquor and alcohol in general. You will find Brodey on the weekends either out on the football pitch kicking goals or down the lake with a glass of wine.


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