4 Drink Recipes To Enjoy This St. Patrick’s Day

stpatsdayembedHappy St. Patrick’s Day, friends! If you’re among the legions of celebrants looking to raise a glass (or, let’s be real – several glasses) of something fun today in honor of the holiday, consider the drink recipes below, shared courtesy of Nutri Ninja® Auto-iQ, Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi, and Hands On Healthy founder Sara Siskind. Whether your personal tradition involves spending this day three sheets to the wind, or sipping in sober, health-conscious contemplation, this quartet of recipes (two alcoholic, and two non-alcoholic) may be the luckiest thing to come your way in fours since clover leaves.


Lean Green Ninja (non-alcoholic)

Image credit: NinjaKitchen.com
Image credit: NinjaKitchen.com

Festively green, this drink is a healthy and delicious way to cleanse your system and get a boost of energy in preparation for a day of celebration.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup spinach, packed
  • 1/4 cup kale leaves, packed
  • 1/3 small banana, peeled
  • 1/3 cup fresh pineapple, 1-inch chunks
  • 1/3 cup fresh mango, 1-inch chunks
  • 1/8 cup coconut water
  • 1/4 cup ice

Directions:

Place all of the ingredients into the Regular 24-ounce Nutri Ninja® Cup in the order listed, starting with spinach. Turn unit ON and select “Nutri Ninja® Auto-iQ™ Ultra Blend”.

(Contributed by Nutri Ninja® Auto-iQ)


Green Pistachio Smoothie (non-alcoholic)

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Image credit: Sara Siskind

A nutritious smoothie that will nourish and energize you in preparation for the fun-filled day.

Ingredients:

Directions:

Place all ingredients except the PCB into a high power blender.  Blend until creamy.  Pour into 2 glasses. Served topped with chopped Pistachio Chewy Bites.  Enjoy!

(Contributed by Certified Nutritional Health Counselor and founder of Hands on Healthy, Sara Siskind)


Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Luck of the Irish Lemonade (Serves 4-6)

Image credit: Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi
Image credit: Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi

This refreshing cocktail features Chardonnay, lemon juice, cucumber and ginger for a grown-up twist on a childhood favorite.

Ingredients:

Directions:

Pour the ginger-infused syrup into a large pitcher. Add the lemon juice, Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Chardonnay and water, and stir. Add ice to the pitcher. With a vegetable peeler, remove and discard a lengthwise strip of skin from one side of the half-cucumber. Shave 8 to 10 long, paper-thin ribbons of cucumber into the pitcher. Push them down into the ice and stir gently, so the cucumber unfolds to make an attractive visual garnish in the lemonade. Chill for at least 10 minutes for the flavors to meld, or up to an hour. Serve well-iced in tall glasses.

Simple Syrup

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 to 10 thin slices fresh ginger

Directions:

Combine the sugar and water in a small saucepan. Add 3 to 10 thin slices of fresh ginger, with 3 giving the finished syrup a mild ginger flavor and 10 yielding a more assertive result. Simmer the mixture for 8 to 10 minutes, until the sugar has dissolved and the vapors rising from the pot smell noticeably of ginger. Cool the syrup to room temperature, then strain out the ginger. Chill the syrup until you’re ready to assemble the lemonade.

(Contributed by Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi)


Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Shamrock Bellini (Serves 1)

Image credit: Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi
Image credit: Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi

A fruity blend that combines mildly sweet Pinot Grigio with piquant peaches, making an ideal sip for Saint Patty’s Day celebrations, morning, day or night.

Ingredients:

Directions:

Add the peach flesh to a blender and puree until smooth. Combine the Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Pinot Grigio and the club soda in a wineglass, then add the peach puree. Stir, garnish with mint, and serve.

(Contributed by Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi)

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