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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—that may not be here yet, but is surely just around the corner. 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 Green Bloody Mary 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 Cucumber Vodka Soda 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 Spicy Matcha Margaritas recipe.

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4. Super Green Detox Drink

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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 Super Green Detox Drink recipe.

5. Green Goddess Grape Smoothie

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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 Green Goddess Grape Smoothie 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 Sangria Verde 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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Joey is a NYC-based writer/editor, TV/radio personality, editor-at-large for Chowhound, author of "Basic Bitchen," and host of "Dish This." His work has been featured in outlets like Food & Wine, People, InStyle, Travel+Leisure, and BuzzFeed. Prior to a career in editorial, he served as the lead publicist for hit TLC shows like "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," "My Strange Addiction," and "My Crazy Obsession." In his spare time, he enjoys volleyball, visiting the beaches of Naples, Fla. (his hometown), worshipping Beyoncé, eating sour candy, writing depressing poetry, interior design, and perfecting his stand-up comedy routine. He's also been struck by lightning—quite the shocking experience.
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