Project Description

So have another drink
A Green Elixir
And we’ll have ourselves a little mixer
Have another little swallow little lady
And follow me down

The infamous Green Elixir plays an important, albeit small, role in Wicked. I don’t want to give too much away if you haven’t see the musical. Suffice to say that the world of Oz would be a bit different without it!

I really have no idea what the Green Elixir would taste like, but summertime calls for refreshing, tart drinks…even green ones!

My version is mostly a lemonade with a little lime (can it be a limeade with lemons in it? I don’t know the rules about classifying different -ades). I like my -ades like I like my apples – a bit more tart than sweet – so feel free to increase the sugar to your liking.¬†

Wicked Green Elixir
Recipe Type: Beverage
Serves: 3-5
  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • 1/2 c. hot water
  • 1 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup fresh lime juice
  • 8 cups of cold water
  • Green gel food coloring
  • Lime slices for garnish, optional
  1. Combine hot water and sugar in a large measuring cup. Whisk until all sugar is dissolved. Pour into a pitcher (at least 1/2 gallon capacity).
  2. Add the cold water, lemon juice, and lime juice. Stir until combined.
  3. Start with a toothpick of green gel food coloring (it is very concentrated). Add it to your lemonade and stir well. Keep adding coloring until desired color is reached.
  4. Refrigerate until cold. Garnish with lime slices, if desired.

Adapted from the Food Network