Sunday, 15 March 2015

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day With A Simple Zesty Green Cocktail

I plan to be quite unpatriotic this St. Patrick’s Day. When I toast family and friends, there won’t be Guinness or a famed Irish whiskey in my glass. No, a Kiwi Caipiroska will be my tipple of choice. This Brazilian-inspired cocktail is incredibly refreshing and sweet, and easy to make. It’s also green, well, green-ish!  

Retro Recommends: This recipe requires muddling. What’s that, I hear you ask?! Well, it basically involves mashing fruit/herbs in the bottom of a glass to extract juice/oil. You can buy a muddler; I purchased mine in my beloved Tiger for €3 (see below), or you can use the handle of a wooden spoon.

Ingredients: vodka, kiwis, limes, caster sugar, tonic water

1.       Juice a lime and put to one side. Take another lime or two (it depends on how many people you’re serving) and cut into wedges.
2.       Peel and dice the kiwis.
3.       Line the bottom of your glasses with kiwi, lime, 1 teaspoon of sugar and approximately half a shot glass of lime juice.
4.       Muddle together.
5.       Fill each glass with ice and pour in a shot of vodka. Top with tonic water.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

“If you’re lucky enough to be Irish, you’re lucky enough.”