St. Patrick's Day Garnishes

Published March 16, 2016

glam-it-up-green-this-st-patrick-s-dayCelebrating St. Patrick’s Day comes with many traditions, one of which is to enjoy an Irish beverage.

Get yourself into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit with these simple and fun garnishes.

Use them on the side of martini and highball glasses.

Alcoholic or non-alcoholic, the presentation of these drinks will please even the most discerning Irish guest.

Shamrock Apple Garnish

This fun garnish only takes a few minutes to make. If you are fortunate enough to have a shamrock cookie cutter in your home then you will have this done in seconds.

Slice a green apple in half-centimetre slices with a sharp paring knife. Using your cookie cutter or sharp knife, cut the shape of a shamrock out of the apple slice.

Squeeze fresh lime juice over the entire surface back and front. This will keep it fresh for hours.

Make a small insertion just under the shamrock leaf and place it on the edge of your beverage glass.

Leafy Greens

Dark leafy greens, such as spinach or kale, work wonderfully for this idea. Using a paper punch (available at craft suppliers) punch out the shape of a shamrock from a single, large spinach or kale leaf.

Use these as garnishes on the side of beverages or floating on top.


St. Patrick’s day is a wonderful opportunity to get your kids drinking healthy, green smoothies.

Using your blender or Magic Bullet, whip up a mixture of plain yogurt, banana, fresh blueberries, water and fresh kale. The mixture will be green. Garnish the smoothie with green sprinkles and a shamrock decorated straw.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Barb Lunter is a freelance writer with a passion for home decor, entertaining and floral design. She also runs Blu Dog Staging Redesign.