Five Fab St. Patty’s Day Cocktails!

This year you can ditch the green beer and have yourself a green cocktail! Whether you are in NYC or LA or anywhere else in the world, you too can make these cocktails on March 17th.

STK “Sham-Rocker”- This one sounds delicious all summer long!

2.75 oz of Absolut Elyx image001-14

.5 oz of lime juice

.65 oz of simple syrup

2 slices of jalapeño

4 basil leaves

Method: Add jalapeños and basil leaves into the mixing glass. Muddle. Add vodka, lime juice, simple syrup, shake and strain into a martini glass garnish with a jalapeño slice.

The Irish Way- W New York- Downtown image001-15

2 cups hot coffee

1 cup Redbreast Whiskey

1/2 cup simple syrup

1 pint heavy cream

2 ounces white crème de menthe

Method: Mix and enjoy hot!

Cool as a Cucumber MargaritaCourtesy of Milagro Tequila

2 parts Milagro Silverimage002-13

1 part Fresh Lime Juice

3 Cucumber Slices

1 Lime wheel

1 Cucumber Stick

Garnish: course ground sea salt and black peppercorn mix

Method: Combine all ingredients in a blender without ice. Blend and pour over fresh ice into a rocks glass prepared with a half salted rim. Garnish with a cucumber spear and lime wheel (optional).

Jalisco Mojito- Courtesy of Milagro Tequila image004-5

2 parts Milagro Silver

1 part Fresh Lime Juice

1 part Simple Syrup

6 Basil Leaves

I part Ginger Beer

Garnish: 1 Basil Leaf

Method: Muddle leaves in a Collins glass. Add lime juice, simple syrup, tequila and top with ice. Stir. Top with ginger beer. Stir again. Garnish with a basil sprig.

Agua Verde Margarita Courtesy of Milagro Tequila image005-1

1.5 parts Milagro Silver

.25 parts Avocado

3 Cucumber Slices

1 part Fresh Lime Juice

1 part Agave Nectar

Garnish: 1 Lime Wheel

Method: Combine ingredients and blend with one cup of ice. Pour into a rocks glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.

Have a happy and safe St. Patricks Day!

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

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