A fresh and zesty St Patricks Day cocktail

A fresh and zesty St Patricks Day cocktail

Whether you celebrate St Patricks Day or not, this fresh and zesty cocktail is the perfect excuse to enjoy a drink or two with friends.

This simple lime + mint vodka cocktail already has a pretty green hue but if you want to boost the color for St Patricks Day, you could add a drop or two of food colouring before shaking, or add a teaspoon of matcha tea powder if you prefer a natural option.

st patricks day vodka mint cocktail

Mint and lime St Patricks Day cocktail

INGREDIENTS (serves 2)
  • 2/3 cup mint leaves
  • 1 cup (250ml) lime juice (approximately 6 limes)
  • 1 cup (250ml) vodka
  • 1/4 cup simple syrup*
  • Soda water, to serve
  • Food coloring / matcha powder (optional)

METHOD

To make the simple syrup, place 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar in a small saucepan and bring to the boil.  As the water approaches boiling point dissolve the sugar by stirring constantly. 

Reduce heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes.  Remove the pan from the heat and allow to cool completely

Place the mint leaves in a cocktail shaker with the lime juice and lightly bruise using a cocktail muddler or wooden rolling pin. Add vodka and simple syrup (and optional coloring), then fill the shaker with ice. Give it a good shake, then pour into glasses and top up with soda water.

*If you're pressed for time or would rather not bother making simple syrup, you can substitute with agave or maple syrup to taste.  If you prefer a tart drink, you can omit the sweetener entirely.

st patricks day vodka mint cocktail

After a couple of these tangy tipples you'll be feeling very festive - to be sure, to be sure!   

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