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Spring Green Cocktails for St. Patrick’s Day Entertaining

Friday Mar 16, 2012

Given that it’s been springtime throughout much of the country this winter, why not get in sync with Mother Nature and mix up a batch of bright green cocktails in honor of Saint Patrick.

Toast to the luck of the Irish - and the never-ending spring.


EFFEN® Cucumber Green Mary

2 parts EFFEN Cucumber Vodka
4 parts Tomatillo Sauce
1/2 part Worcestershire Sauce
3 dashes Tabasco
4 basil leaves
Pinch of salt

Method:
Boil Tomatillo sauce 15 minutes to reduce, blend and cool.
In a mixing glass, combine all ingredients with ice, shake.
Serve over ice in a highball glass.
Garnish with a basil leaf.

(Created by David Nepove, president, U.S. Bartender’s Guild)

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EFFEN® Cucumber Kiss Me I’m Kiwi

1 1/2 parts EFFEN Cucumber Vodka
1 1?2 parts Simple Syrup
1 part Lemon Juice
1 Kiwi

Method:
In a mixing glass, muddle kiwi with lemon juice and simple syrup.
Add EFFEN® Cucumber Vodka and ice, shake and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a kiwi slice.

(Created by David Nepove, president, U.S. Bartender’s Guild)

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EFFEN® Cucumber Irish Minty Kiss

1 1?2 parts EFFEN® Cucumber Vodka
1 part Lemon Juice
1 part Simple Syrup
10 Mint Leaves

Method:
Blend all ingredients with ice.
Serve in a rocks glass.
Garnish with a mint spring.

(Created by David Nepove, president, U.S. Bartender’s Guild)

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