March 13, 2020 – On March 17, everyone is Irish and what could be better than a green cocktail to celebrate. The recipes below cover the gamut from sweet shots using Sailor Jerry Rums to savory with Milagro Tequila’s Maria Verde. This recipe requires a juicer. iI you don’t have one but are looking for a tequila cocktail recipe, try Milagro’s Spicy Verde Margarita which is quick and easy.
Prefer a vodka-based cocktail or something with whisky? The Godzilla from Reyka Vodka sounds delicious (anything
with passion fruit is always amazing) or have fun with the minty hints in Monkey Shoulder’s Mixed Up Monkey. Once you’ve made the mint simple syrup, it’s
really easy and fast to assemble especially if there are thirsty friends
So choose your green drink and since it is St. Patrick’s Day, “cheers” won’t quite do. There are dozens of lovely Irish toasts but our favorite Irish blessing is “May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, and rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.”
Or you could just say “Erin go Bragh” which means “Ireland to the end of time”.
Scooby Snack Shots
Thomas, West Coast Sailor Jerry Ambassador
1 part Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum
1 part Sailor Jerry Savage Apple Rum
1 part melon liqueur
1 part pineapple juice
1 part whipped cream
Method: Combine all in a shaker with ice, strain into shot glasses, and top with whipped cream.
Schneider, Reyka Vodka Brand Ambassador
1 ½ part Reyka Vodka
½ part Passoã Passion Fruit Liquor
½ part blue Curaçao
1 ½ parts Kiwi Perfect Puree*
½ part fresh lemon juice
½ part simple syrup
Method: Combine all ingredients together in a cocktail shaker. Shake, double strain, and serve over fresh ice. Garnish with a lemon peel.
* Kiwi Purfect Puree can be ordered from www.perfectpuree.com (https://www.perfectpuree.com/product/kiwi/)
The Mixed Up Monkey
Henderson, Monkey Shoulder Brand Ambassador
Method: Build in highball glass over ice, stir lightly and garnish with a mint sprig.
**Bring 1/2 cup sugar and 1 cup water just to a boil. Add 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves. Reduce the heat to maintain a simmer and cook, without stirring if you can resist it, until the syrup is slightly thickened, about 10 minutes. Transfer syrup to a metal bowl and let sit for 10 minutes. You can use it immediately.