Not a fan of beer or just looking for something new to drink this St. Patrick’s Day? Shake up one of these easy green cocktails and say cheers to the Emerald Isle.
Chocolate mint goodness with a pretty green hue!
0.75 oz green cré¨me de menthe (not clear)
0.75 oz white cré¨me de cacao (again, not clear)
0.75 oz light cream or milk
Shake all ingredients with ice, strain into a martini glass and serve. Optional: chocolate shavings on top as garnish.
Apple and Vanilla Collins
(recipe courtesy Luksusowa Vodka)
1.5 oz Luksusowa
0.75 oz Lemon juice
0.50 oz Vanilla syrup*
0.75 oz Apple puree
Top up: Soda water
Garnish: Lemon and/or lime peel and green apple wedge
Optional: Green food colouring to your liking
Shake first four ingredients and pour into a highball glass filled with ice cubes. Top up with soda water.
1 cup Sugar
1 cup Water
1 tsp Vanilla extract
1 oz Melon liqueur (yellow in colour)
1 oz Blue Curacao
2 oz pineapple juice
Shake all ingredients with ice, serve in a martini glass with a mini green cocktail umbrella.
Mint + lime = green delight!
10-12 fresh mint leaves
4 tsp fresh lime juice
4 tsp granulated sugar
2 oz club soda
1.5 oz white rum
Extra sprig of mint
Muddle mint leaves, lime juice and sugar in bottom of a tall glass. Add crushed ice on top, then pour club soda and white rum over everything. Add a sprig of mint for garnish.
Thyme and Ginger Sour
This recipe was created by Nishan Nepulangoda, the multiple award-winning mixologist and bar manager at both Blowfish Restaurant and Sake Bar and Blowfish on Bay in Toronto. Courtesy Luksusowa Vodka.
2 oz. Luksusowa
2 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
1/2 oz. Simple Syrup
2 oz. Ginger Beer
Garnish: Fresh Thyme
Shake all ingredients with ice and pour into a rock glass. Top with ginger beer and garnish with fresh thyme.
Of course, you can always add a dash of green food colouring to almost any other favourite cocktail for some St. Paddy’s day flair!