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Spring Green Cocktails for St. Patrick’s Day Entertaining

Friday Mar 16, 2012
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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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