St. Patrick’s Day — a holiday where I can add stout to, well, everything (even pancakes!) and wear an excessive amount of my favorite color. But most importantly, a day where I can say no to green beer and yes to Irish-inspired or just true green cocktails that are in the spirit of the holiday. Plus, let’s be honest, they just taste better.
It’s not green, but just LOOK at it.
Kiss Me, I’m Irish
2 1/2 ounces VOGA Sparkling
1 ounce Midori melon liqueur
1 ounce vodka
1 1/2 ounce lemonade
lemon slice, for garnish
In a shaker, combine ice, vodka, Midori and lemonade. Stir gently and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Top with VOGA Sparkling. Garnish with lemon slice.
Cucumber Basil Martini
Recipe from Coal Fired Bistro & Wine Bar
1 1/2 ounces cucumber-infused Beefeater Gin
1 ounce rock candy simple syrup
3 basil leaves
3 slices cucumber
Muddle 2 cucumber slices, 2 basil leaves and simple syrup in a mixing tin. Add ice, gin and juice from 1 lime. Shake and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with basil leaf and cucumber slice.
3 ounces Lemon Lime Sparkling ICE
1 ounce tequila
splash of triple sec
lime slice, for garnish
Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Shake and pour into a chilled rocks glass rimmed in salt. Garnish with a lime slice.