Forget Green Beer, This Naturally Green Cocktail is a Perfect St. Patrick’s Day Drink

Every St. Patrick’s Day, people go to great lengths to celebrate the Irish holiday by dyeing everything in their immediate vicinity green. Green becomes the new millennial pink, with green food coloring making its way into anything edible. We’ve seen it in everything from green spaghetti to green doughnuts… even green beer.

In fact, how about we cool it with the green food dye?

Easy never tasted so awesome.

It’s time to get back to the (green) basics, and by that we mean, it’s time for a cocktail. A good ol’ fashioned natural-green cocktail that any leprechaun would enjoy. Fresh and creamy with just the right amount of booze, this cocktail will ensure that you never go back to your old dyed beer-drinking ways.

WATCH: How To Make Avocado Limeade

The easy Avocado Limeade featured in the video above is just as easy as it is beautiful. The vibrant slushy looks Instagram-ready as soon as it hits the glass, but will keep you and your friends refreshed through a long day of boozing.

If you’ve never put avocado into a beverage, let us introduce you to a world of creamy cocktail possibilities. In the same way avocados can be transformed into sweet creations like avocado pudding and avocado frosting, they will embrace the sweet and tangy flavors of this mixed drink. The avocado is mild enough to meld with the pungent lime juice and citrus-y soda, giving your drink a silky, thick texture without an overpowering flavor.

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To whip up a pitcher of this luxurious drink, start by combining ½ cup of sugar, 3 cups of water, one cup of fresh lime juice and a ripe avocado in a blender, blending until smooth. Transfer the mixture into a large pitcher and top it off with ice and a can of lemon-lime soda (or lime-flavored soda water if you’re a natural cocktail purist). You can stop there for the kid-friendly version, but for an extra kick, pour in 5 ounces of gold or silver tequila. The final product is so fresh and zesty, it might feel like you’re sipping on a green juice.

If your committing to a natural-green holiday, pair this drink with Aldi’s seasonal offerings of green Irish cheeses. For even more avo-cocktails, try our Avocado Toast Cocktail or Mango-Avocado Margarita.

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