St. Patrick’s Day is March 17th, and Spec’s is ready to celebrate! Go beyond green beer with this list of great green cocktails that’ll bring you the luck o’ the Irish!
2 oz Irish whiskey
1 tbsp green crème de menthe
1 tbsp green Chartreuse
olive or mint sprig for garnish
Pour ingredients into cocktail shaker filed with ice cubes. Shake well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with the olive or mint sprig.
4 oz sweetened chilled green tea
1 oz Jameson Irish Whiskey
1/2 oz absinthe
lime slice for garnish
Rinse a rocks glass with the absinthe. Add ice. Pour the Jameson’s over the ice, then top with green tea. Garnish with lime slice.
2 oz Grey Goose La Poire Flavored Vodka
½ oz St. Germain Elderflower liqueur
3 oz cucumber juice (juice of about 1 cucumber)
½ oz lemon juice
½ oz simple syrup
Lemonade or club soda
Mint leaves, cucumber slices, and lemon zest for garnish
Mix all ingredients except for the lemonade/club soda in an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Shake well and double strain. Serve in a highball glass with ice and garnish. Top with lemonade or club soda.
2 oz UV Sweet Green Tea Vodka
4 oz sparkling water
Lime slice for garnish
Chill a rocks glass and fill with ice. Add the vodka and top with sparkling water. Garnish with lime.
Happy Go Lucky
2 oz white (light) rum
¼ oz crème de menthe
½ oz Cointreau
½ oz lime juice
Add all ingredients into cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into a cocktail glass.
Over The Rainbow
10 mint leaves
1 kiwi, peeled and quartered
1 tbsp sugar
½ in piece of a vanilla bean, split
1 ½ oz silver tequila
1 oz club soda
Muddle the mint, kiwi, sugar and vanilla in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and tequila and shake well. Pour into a highball glass, top with the soda, and stir gently.
Touch Of Mint
1 oz gin
1 tsp crème de menthe
2 dashes Angostura bitters
Add ingredients to a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.