Time for celebrating a bit o’ the green. St. Patrick’s Day doesn’t mean just beer or Irish Whiskey. There are lots of options and I am providing you some great recipes for you to mix up for this “holiday weekend!
Sparkling Mint Mojito
5 oz Sparkling Ice Lemon-Lime
1 ½ oz White rum (Bacardi, Bumbu or Appleton Rums are great choices!)
6 Mint leaves lightly muddled
Splash of lime
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice.
Shake and pour into a chilled tall glass.
Garnish with a lime slice.
Ginger Sage Cocktail
This makes a superb punch drink and would serve 8-10 cocktails!
1 bottle of Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore DOCG
Simple Syrup RECIPE
1 cup honey
3 cups water
2 whole pears, peeled, cored and diced
1 large piece of ginger, peeled and diced
20 fresh sage leaves (plus more for garnish)
In a saucepan combine the honey and water over medium heat and bring to a light boil.
Turn the heat down to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the honey has dissolved completely.
Add the pears, ginger and sage leaves.
Simmer, stirring occasionally until the mixture has reduced by 1/3 (about 15-20 minutes).
Remove from heat and let the mixture steep for an additional 10 minutes.
Strain the syrup into a large canning jar or thick glass bowl.
Discard the ginger and sage leaves.
Assembling the cocktail:
Place a few pieces of the cooked pear into each stemless wine glass,
Next, add 2 TBSP of the simple syrup.
Add Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore DOCG and serve.
Ginger Jello Shots
1 cup vodka
2 packages unflavored gelatin
2 tbsp chopped mint
Cut the limes in half lengthwise and scoop out the insides, set to the side.
In a saucepan, add Sparkling Ice Ginger Lime, sprinkle gelatin over and allow to sit for 2 minutes.
Place over low heat and stir until dissolved, about 5 min.
Remove from heat and stir in vodka and mint.
Pour mixture into lime halves and place into the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or until set.
Cut limes in half to serve and enjoy!
1.5 oz. handcrafted Vodka
1.5 oz. sour apple liqueur
Splash of Angostura Bitters
4 oz. chilled Brooklyn Crafted Ginger Beer mini in Lemon/Lime
1 maraschino cherry
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
Add the vodka, liqueur and bitters; shake well.
Strain into an ice-filled highball glass.
Top with Brooklyn Crafted and the cherry.
If you mix up one or more of these cocktails, please let me know how you liked it!
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