Green Monster Cocktail

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PREP TIME 5 min

Cocktail Type

Tequila

Great for

Halloween

Difficulty

Easy

Smokey Green Monster cocktail for Halloween

This outrageously gruesome Green Monster Cocktail might make you think of Monsters Inc and Mike Wazowski’s Scare-o-meter. However, once you get over the ghoulish colour, it’s actually surprisingly tasty! Serve this scrumptiously sweet drink at your next Halloween party to creep out and delight your guests in equal measure. Given its green colour, it’s also a great choice for St Patrick’s Day celebrations!

 

QUICK TIPS

01

For gory blood-curdling drips, paint grenadine around the rim of the glass

02

Add some frog spawn by stirring in chia seeds, which settle in the bottom of the glass

03

For extra spooky eyeballs, paint a blueberry with grenadine and push it into a peeled lychee and skewer onto a toothpick

INGREDIENTS

MAKE FOR

1 Person

45 Ml

1.5 Oz

1.5 Parts

45 Ml

1.5 Oz

1.5 Parts

Banana syrup
45 Ml

1.5 Oz

1.5 Parts

Melon liqueur
Ice

INSTRUCTIONS

01

Fill a highball or Collins glass with ice

02

Pour all the ingredients over the ice and stir

03

Garnish with a slice of lime and enjoy!

The classic Green Monster Cocktail recipe

Making this ghoulish Green Monster drink is much easier than you think as zero complicated mixing techniques or tools are required. Start by choosing a good quality tequila like Cabo Wabo Blanco for an excellent base to build this crazy cocktail. Once you have your base, funk it up with banana and melon flavours! These two are poured in equal measures, so that’s easy to remember! For the banana flavour, choose a banana syrup that offers that ripe banana flavour with sweet caramel tones. Then, to get the monstrous colour, we need a vibrant neon green melon liqueur to bring all the crazy to this Green Monster drink and other green Halloween Cocktails.

How to serve the Green Monster Cocktail?

Since you won’t break a sweat mixing this easy Halloween cocktail, it leaves you more time to get fancy with your ghoulish garnishes:

  • For green on green, use a peeler and pare strips of cucumber. Stick these either in circles or strips into the inside of the glass
  • Make a green salty-sweet rim, mix grainy sugar and salt with a drop of green food colouring in a saucer, wet the rim of your glass with a lemon wedge and dip it into the saucer to coat
  • For a crunchy rim, crush some graham crackers, wet the rim of your glass with lemon juice and dip

Substitution and variations

Originally this Green Monster drink was mixed with fabulously green banana liqueur but it’s not easily available. In our version, we’ve kept the Green Monster cocktail dream alive with banana syrup instead.

If you aren’t a melon fan, try this cocktail with a green apple liqueur or sour instead. You can even switch things up entirely by ditching the tequila and doubling down on the apple flavor with an apple Sambuca.

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