When it comes to St. Patrick’s Day libations, beer is beautiful, Guinness is great, whiskey is wonderful and cider is super. But a fresh and funky cocktail is also a great way to for celebrate the Emerald Isle and honor St. Pat. Here are six more in addition to the four we posted last week; if you missed our first round of holiday cocktails, you can find them here.
1 part Devotion vodka
1 part Midori melon liqueur
Dash of Green Chartreuse
Combine ingredients in mixing glass with ice and stir. Strain into Martini glass.
The mixologists at Devotion created this recipe.
Gherkin Fresca Margarita
1 oz. Cucumber-Lime Aqua Fresca*
1½ oz. Sauza silver tequila
¼ oz. Hendrick’s gin
¼ oz. House-infused jalapeño simple syrup**
Build the cocktail in a rocks glass over ice and garnish with one or two cucumber wheels.
*Cucumber-lime aqua fresca:
1 cup Water
¼ cup Lime juice
¼ cup Agave nectar or simple syrup
Puree cucumber with the water and strain through a fine strainer. Then add the lime juice and agave nectar or simple syrup.
**Jalapeño simple syrup
1 cup Water
½ cup Sugar
2 Jalapeño peppers
Make a small slice lengthwise in the jalapeños to allow oils to release during infusing process. Boil all of the ingredients together for 20 minutes.
Scott Clime, wine and beverage director for Passion Food Hospitality, created this cocktail for Fuego Cocina y Tequileria in Arlington, VA.
1 ½ oz. Wild Turkey American Honey
½ oz. Yuzu
½ oz. Lemon juice
2 oz. House-made Green Drink (a blend of fresh kale, spinach, carrots, ginger and green apple juices)
Build drink in mixing glass with ice. Shake then strain into a small wine glass. Top with a green foam made from elderflower liqueur, sugar, egg whites and green drink; grate lemon zest on top of foam.
Recipe courtesy of Bar Vdara at the Vdara Las Vegas resort hotel and spa.
Honey, I’m Home
1 ½ oz. Bushmills Irish Honey
1 dash Angostura Bitters
In a mixing glass, add Bushmills, bitters and ginger beer. Shake, stir and strain over ice.
The mixologists at Bushmills created this recipe.
2 parts Prairie Cucumber flavored vodka
1 part Fresh squeezed lime juice
2 tsp. Sugar
6 Fresh mint leaves
Muddle mint, sugar and lime juice in a Collins glass. Fill with ice, add vodka and top with soda water. Shake or mix and garnish with a cucumber wedge.
The mixologists at Prairie Organic Spirits created this recipe.
50 ml Belvedere Vodka
20 ml lemon juice
15 ml simple syrup
Dash egg white
Combine all ingredients and dry shake to emulsify egg white. Add ice and shake vigorously. Fine strain over fresh ice into a rocks glass. Garnish with a lemon twist and discard.
The mixologists at Belvedere created this recipe.