You guys! Green goddess margaritas might be my new favorite thing.

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They are super fun. They are SO refreshing. They taste amazing with lots of salt on the rim. And just how perfect are they for Saint Patrick’s Day?! This is a billion times better than green beer.

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It all starts with green juice! And speaking of green margaritas… let’s talk about how there is a creamy, frozen avocado margarita in The Pretty Dish. Oh yes there is!

This one is different for sure though. It’s just super fresh. Which is necessary since I’m pretty sure we’re getting a blizzard today. FAIL.

Also! I know that I’ve mentioned what an insane obsession I have right now with edible gold leaf. It is so super pretty and of course I’m drawn to all things sparkly. It’s a little tricky to work with but makes these drinks look like an adorable lucky pot of gold.

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The main flavors in this margarita are cucumber and lime. Super refreshing and kind of spring-like! And to sound like a broken record, just so perfect for Saint Patrick’s Day because they are SO green! Like so so green. And since they are so so green… I mean, we’re really drinking vegetables here, aren’t we? Since it’s so green, we should probably discuss the health benefits to drinking this margarita.

It’s got to be good for us, of course.

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Also, if you’re into it, you could juice some celery too and throw that in there. I fully believe that celery is the devil so that won’t be happening here, but it might sound delish to you. Just to up the health factor and all that.

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And you don’t HAVE to add the gold leaf. It’s a fun little twist for this Irish holiday but if you’re making these in the heat of summer, skip it!

Just don’t skip the whole drink because they are darn good.

It’s also the perfect excuse to have green juice for dinner.

Golden Green Goddess Margaritas

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  • 3 ounces fresh cucumber juice
  • 2 ounces grand marnier liqueur
  • 1 1/2 ounces tequila
  • 2 ounces fresh lime juice
  • 1 1/2 ounces simple syrup
  • limes slices and wedges for garnish
  • coarse salt for the rim
  • edible gold leaf for garnish


  • To make the cucumber juice, I either juice or blend (and then strain once blended) a long seedless cucumber.
  • Place the coarse salt on a plate. Rim each glass with a lime wedge and dip the rim in the salt. Fill the glass with crushed ice.
  • In a cocktail shaker with ice, combine the cucumber juice, grand marnier, tequila, lime juice and simple syrup. Shake for at least 30 seconds, then pour over the crushed ice. Garnish with lime slices and add a few pieces of edible gold leaf for fun!

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Really, this is practically a salad.