St. Paddy’s Day Cocktail 

Since St. Patrick’s Day is truly a drinking holiday I decided my pistachio cupcakes just might not be enough to celebrate with. I chose to pull my husband in on this one and asked him to help me mix up something yummy and most importantly green! His inspiration for this cocktail came from a drink he was served back in 2014 when we first visited our favorite cocktail bar in Raleigh, NC, The Fox. The bartender effortlessly whipped up something unique and tasty after Chappy requested a cocktail with Tequila. It was light, refreshing, involved some cucumbers, and was served in the perfect petite coupe glass. I think Chappy’s first sip was the moment he fell in love with craft cocktails. Now nearly two years later Chappy decided he would take a stab at his own version in honor of this boozy, green holiday. Here is what you’ll need:     

  • 2 oz. tequila
  • 3/4 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 1 oz. simple syrup
  • 2 tender sprigs of mint
  • 3 wheels of English cucumber 
  • 2-3 oz. of seltzer (or sprint)
  • Ice 

Now it’s time to get shaking…

  • Muddle 2 wheels of cucumber with simple syrup in the bottom of your shaker
  • Add mint and muddle just enough to bruise the leaves. 
  • Add lime juice, tequila, ice and shake
  • Strain into iced Collins glass and top with seltzer
  • Garnish with mint sprigs and cucumber 

  

Enjoy! 

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