Saint Patrick’s Day may have come and gone, but that doesn’t mean we can’t keep the party rolling into spring with these refreshing virgin cocktails. Guaranteed to put a “spring” in your step! Try them out and let us know what you think!
St. ‘Tricky’s Rickey
Fresh rosemary sprigs
This Lime Rickey is anything but tricky! Just leave a bunch of sprigs of rosemary in the limeade for a bit beforehand. When ready to serve, take out the sprigs and mix the limeade with club soda (should be about twice as much limeade as soda), then add a splash of Rose’s lime and pour over ice. Use an extra sprig or a wedge of lime for garnish!
The Lucky Cuke*
(makes 1 drink)
4 slices cucumber
3-4 large sprigs mint
1 ounce fresh lime juice
1 ounce simple syrup
4 ounce soda water
*this requires a cocktail shaker, or some kind of strainer at the very least!
A little more labor-intensive but a good way to pulverize a bad mood away, this cocktail will cool off even the hottest Irish temper! Add cucumber and mint to a cocktail shaker. With a muddler stick, press the cucumber and mint to extrude the juices and flavor. (You can use the end of a wooden spoon, just don’t use a blender.) Fill shaker with ice. Measure in the lime and simple syrup. Cap and shake well.
Measure soda water into cocktail shaker, then carefully strain drink into a large glass filled with ice. (Discard the leftover junk in the shaker.) Garnish with a mint sprig or a slice of cucumber.