St. Patrick’s Day cocktails and drinks do not have to be all about Irish whiskey, green beer and Jello shots.  Some chatter within the cocktail world in the past has been that vodka might have slipped within the dead zone.  However rarely will one see a bar without rows of premium vodka for martinis or flavored vodkas for fun sipping cocktails whether the theme is Girl’s Night Out, Date Night or just winding down from a long day at work.  St. Patrick’s Day will be no different.  Party goers like to join the crowd for a spirited green food coloring tinted beer or shot of whiskey, but once the night is in full swing it’s back to the basics; drinking what one likes and knows.  For many that means vodka based cocktails. 

March 17 is St. Patrick’s Day

Sparkling Shamrock

1-1/2 ounce Pear Flavored Vodka

1/2 ounce Elderflower Liqueur

2 ounces Juiced Cucumber

1/2 ounce Lemon Juice

1/2 ounce Simple Syrup

Lemonade or Club Soda

Combine liquids in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend. Strain into highball glass over fresh ice. Garnish with mint leaves, cucumber slices and fresh lemon twist. Top with lemonade or club soda according to preference.

Cocktail recipe sponsored by Grey Goose Vodka representatives.

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Shamrock Cocktail Sparkles
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