Not-So-Scary Green Monster Cocktail

Monster mash your way to the lab so you can shake up a frighteningly tasty cocktail.

Updated February 1, 2024
Green Monster Cocktail

If you love a vivid cocktail with a sweet-tart apple flavor, then the green monster cocktail is totally your jam. Aside from its monstrous green color, it has a vibrant flavor and a light, pleasant pucker that we know you'll love. 

How to Make a Green Monster Cocktail

We love the flavor of sour apple — it reminds us of our favorite candies from when we were kids. And so does this drink. 


  • 2 ounces apple vodka
  • 1 ounce sour apple liqueur
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Lemon-lime soda to top off
  • Pineapple wedge for garnish


  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, apple vodka, sour apple liqueur, lime juice, and simple syrup.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with a pineapple wedge.

Variations and Substitutions

Take your monster to the laboratory to conduct experiments and analyze how variations bring your green monster cocktail to life.

  • Swap the green apple vodka for citron, vanilla, lime, raspberry, or watermelon. Don't forget, you can always opt for traditional plain vodka.
  • Make the color pop extra with pineapple or orange juice instead of lime juice.
  • No lime juice? No problem! Lemon juice is an excellent substitute.
  • Too sour? You can use melon liqueur instead of sour apple liqueur and use less lime juice.


Don't forget the bolts and stitches to finish off the look of your green monster.

  • Punch up the green with a lime wheel, wedge, or slice.
  • Give it a spooky vibe to match its name by using a dehydrated lime wheel.
  • Make it a sweet monster by adding a sugar rim to the glass.
  • Drop in a cherry or two for some extra color.

The Green Monster Club

There's no set recipe for the green monster drink. Give this other green monster cocktail a try to see which one makes you monster mash the most.


  • 1½ ounces silver tequila
  • ¾ ounce melon liqueur
  • ½ ounce banana liqueur
  • Ice
  • Limeade to top off
  • Lime wheel for garnish


  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, silver tequila, melon liqueur, and banana liqueur.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Top off with limeade.
  5. Garnish with a lime wheel

Related: 11 Vibrant Midori Cocktails With Melon Magic (+ Mixers)

Screaming in Delight for a Green Monster

Don your lab coat and grab your cocktail shaker — the time is upon you to bring this ghoulishly green cocktail to life. A flick of the wrist and a recipe or two is all it takes to turn ingredients into a monstrous masterpiece.

Not-So-Scary Green Monster Cocktail