We all know what to cook for our Saint Patty’s Day feast, it’s really a no brainer, right? How many of us are guilty of forgetting the beverages for a celebratory event? Sure, beer is classic and goes fabulously with corned beef, but I love to kick it up a notch with a drink that’s a little more fun and festive. You all know how much I love my signature cocktails, so I played around a bit today and came up with this awesome Shamrock Sipper. The flavor of this cocktail is similar to that of a mojito only it uses vodka instead of rum. It’s light and refreshing and the light green color makes it the perfect cocktail to toast your friends with this Saint Patty’s Day. Enjoy!
1/4 cup mint leaves
1/4 cup ice
2 ounces vodka
1 ounce sweetened lime syrup (Rose’s is a popular brand)
Juice of 1/2 lime
1 1/2 ounces club sold, cold
1. Place mint leaves into the bottom of your cocktail shaker and muddle them a little (smash/bruise them with the back of a spoon. This will release the flavor in the leaves.).
2. Add ice, vodka, lime syrup and lime juice. Put the cover on the shaker and shake for 20 seconds. Pour into a tall glass and top with club soda. Garnish with mint leaves.