A glassful of green a day keeps the doctor away, and the best way to fulfill the doctor’s orders is to drink green cocktails—neon green cocktails, to be more specific. Whether the color comes from invigorating matcha, green liqueurs or herbs, these drinks all have color in common. Bright green and glorious, here are eight flashy drinks to satisfy the green machine.
8 Neon Green Cocktails to Light Up the Night
It’s not every day that you’re presented with the chance to enjoy a cocktail and imbibe a healthy dose of vitamin-rich spring peas. Filled with ginger, pisco and peas, the Peas and Cues will have you glowing as bright as the drink itself.
Love it or hate it, kale is good for you. And while eating the leafy green may be easy for kale lovers, drinking it in a Kale Martini is the answer for kale haters. This earthy ‘tini variation is a veritable garden fresh salad with juices of kale, cucumber, celery, lime and lemon, ginger beer and apple vodka.
Absolut Apple vodka
A classic sweet cocktail with an eye catching color. The Melon Ball rose to fame in the 1990s, and gets the neon green color from Midori melon liqueur. Vodka and fresh-squeezed orange juice round the drink out while melon balls grace the top.
Fresh squeezed orange juice
Bright green and full of whimsy, the Midori Sour is anything but serious. Relax, order this luminous cocktail and kick off your shoes (unless you’re at the bar, in that case metaphorically kick them off). Equal parts Midori and vodka with some lemon, lime and soda water make the Midori Sour an easy way to start the night. Don’t believe us? Just ask Kim Kardashian.
Fresh Lemon Juice
Let your cocktail blend in with radiant fields of grass. The Valencia Squeeze is as simple a pleasure as it looks thanks to white rum, pineapple juice, Midori and lime.
The much maligned, often mocked and always green Appletini deserves a second chance. It normally gets its questionable color from Apple Pucker, but if you swap that out with a quality apple liqueur, you might just become a fan.
Matcha powder is like gold dust to health aficionados. Use it in a Tom Collins-esque cocktail like this Matcha Spritz, and it will elevate your simple drink into something green and delicious.
Bison Grass Vodka
Cold Brew Matcha
Part Gin & Tonic, part Martini, this cocktail is something to behold. Green cucumber ice is the secret to the ectoplasmic color, while gin, dry vermouth, lime and tonic give the drink its strength. A flaming rosemary sprig tops it all off and transforms the tipple into a show.