Spring is synonymous with life, and while allergy sufferers would probably like life to take somewhat of a chill pill, there's no denying the excitement of seeing more green outside. To celebrate the change of seasons, we've rounded up green brunch drinks that pair perfectly with the beautiful outdoor weather. Booze is entirely optional for most of the refreshing concoctions, though we can't really imagine a lazy Sunday without it. (But that's just us.)
1. Green Bloody Mary
If you need a little pick-me-up, opt for some spice in this horseradish and tomatillo-based take on a brunch classic. We hear this also tastes delicious with green eggs and ham. From who, you ask? Some guy named Sam. Get the recipe.
2. Cucumber Vodka Soda
Your go-to vodka soda gets a seasonal upgrade with this citrusy and cucumber-heavy blend. It's like an alcoholic version of spa water and we're relaxed already. Get the recipe.
3. Spicy Matcha Margaritas
If you've been riding that matcha green tea train, but are hoping to kick things up a notch, consider adding some jalapeños and tequila to turn your health bev into a spicy margarita. It doesn't make you less healthy, it makes you fun. Get the recipe.
4. Super Green Detox Drink
We're reluctant to believe that anything has the healing properties to "detox," but this recipe's celery, cucumber, kale, spinach, and parsley are certainly not messing around. We're not even sure our stomachs can handle all of those vitamins and nutrients. Get the recipe.
5. Green Goddess Grape Smoothie
Calling all goddesses. If you're not a fan of wine (then exit out of this immediately...just kidding), but enjoy the taste of green grapes, this is the smoothie for you. The addition of mint also gives it a refreshing aftertaste that will either perk you up or make you crave gum. Get the recipe.
6. The Last Word
130 herbs and plants make up the naturally green Chartreuse, but you don't need 130 excuses to sit down with this cocktail on a sunny weekend. If you disagree, we don't want to hear it. We have the Last Word. Get our Last Word recipe.
7. Sangria Verde
Honestly, is there such thing as gross sangria? We're not surprised to see a green variety get all of attention with this unique take on a Spanish staple. In fact, we'd even drink a gray one, if challenged. Get the recipe.
8. Green Apple Sparkler
If you're looking for that lip-smacking, "aah"-inducing reaction to a revitalizing homemade beverage, look no further than this tart green apple sparkler. How about them green apples? Get our Green Apple Sparkler recipe.
9. Money Green Champagne
It may be called Money Green Champagne, but we wouldn't judge you if this was prepared with a bottle of Andre. Expensive tastes on a $5 budget is basically the story of our lives. Get our Money Green Champagne recipe.
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