Earth Day inspired cocktails: These drinks are definitely environmentally friendly

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To make any cocktail an Earth Day cocktail, use environmentally-friendly, organic ingredients and drink glasses made from recycled materials. (Public Domain/Wikimedia Commons)

Blue Sea Martini

This delicious cocktail gets its beautiful blue color from blue curacao. Although it may look like the ocean, it certainly doesn’t taste like it (thankfully) and instead tastes like a tropical island vacation.

Ingredients:

1-1/2 oz lemon vodka

1 oz blue curacao

1 tbs fresh lime juice

1/4 cup light white cranberry juice

Lime and lemon for garnish

Directions:

Mix all of the ingredients in a chilled cocktail shaker filled halfway with ice. Shake vigorously. Strain drink into two chilled martini glasses and garnish with your favorite fruit! For an extra special touch, cut out continent shapes from a lime peel and stick them to the side of the glass to represent the map of the world.

Green Plant-ini

One of the biggest environmental pushes these days is to “go green,” and what better way to do that than sip on a green cocktail? But don’t worry, this drink doesn’t taste like a plant — it just looks like one!

Ingredients:

2 oz vodka

1-1/2 oz apple pucker

Lime wedge for garnish

Directions: Mix all the ingredients (except for the lime wedge) in a chilled martini mixer filled halfway with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled martini mixer and garnish with a fresh lime.

Bonus: To make any cocktail an Earth Day cocktail, use environmentally-friendly, organic ingredients and drink glasses made from recycled materials.


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