March 15, 2019 – Things with a green tinge are on the menu on St. Patrick’s Day and for a really festive touch from Smirnoff Ice, we’ve found a way to make shamrock ice cubes that won’t dilute your drink. (If you don’t have a shamrock shaped ice tray, just use the regular tray but don’t fill the cubes to the top.)
If rum cocktails are your favorite, we’ve two delicious new recipes especially for March 17 celebrations from Bacardi.
Have a wonderful celebration and wish your friends find that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow with this famous Irish saying: “May the road rise up to meet you/ May the wind be always at your back/ May the sun shine warm upon you face.”
Lucky Leprechaun (Makes 4)
4 oz. Smirnoff Ice Green Apple
4 oz. Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka
4 oz. Ginger Ale
Method: In a cocktail shaker, add ice, Smirnoff Ice Green Apple and Smirnoff No. 21.
Shake and strain into a martini glass and top with ginger ale. Garnish with lime wedge and add green ice cubes (recipe below) and you’re “gram” ready!
Shamrock Ice Cubes
1 bottle of Smirnoff Ice Green Apple
4 oz. of water
Green food coloring (optional)
Method: Combine Smirnoff Ice and water in a large measuring cup or jug. Stir in one to two drops of green food coloring (optional). Pour into shamrock shaped ice tray.
Add festive ice cubes to your favorite St. Patrick’s Day cocktail and enjoy!
Bacardi Refresco Superior
2 parts Bacardi Superior
.75 parts ginger syrup
1 part lime juice
.25 parts St-Germain
4 cilantro leaves
Method: Shake all ingredients vigorously with plenty of ice, double strain into a highball glass filled with ice. Garnish with lime wheel and fresh cilantro.
Corazon De Melon
3 parts fresh cantaloupe juice – see below
2 parts Havana Club Añejo Blanco rum
1 part simple syrup
1 part maraschino cherry juice
½ part fresh lime juice
Dash of Orange Bitters (optional)
For cantaloupe juice: Blend 2 cups cubed cantaloupe melon in a blender until pureed and smooth. Strain the mixture through a mesh strainer.
Method:Combine the rum, cantaloupe juice, syrup, cherry juice and lime juice in a shaker filled with ice. Shake for 30 seconds then pour into a frosted glass. Garnish with a wedge of lime and a melon ball.