As to be expected for New England weather, the end of February does not mean the end of the cold. Just as we have experienced with the beginning of the previous few months, March is expected to begin with another round of snow. With the pavement finally showing again in my driveway, but the green grass still a distant memory, I have decided to get my fix of green through cocktails (which will also be a great prep for the lovely holiday of St. Paddy’s Day just a couple short weeks away).
Here are a couple green cocktails to chase away my winter blues…
Emerald City Martini
- 1 part Hiram Walker® Melon Liqueur
- 1 part Malibu®
- ½ part Hiram Walker® Black Raspberry
Shake and serve straight up over the Black Raspberry at the bottom of the glass. Garnish with fresh mint leaves.
(can be served as a pitcher)
- 3 parts Brancott Estate Sauvignon Blanc
- 3 parts peach nectar
- 1 part Absolut Mandrin
- Several mint leaves (for every one serving, use 8-10 mint leaves)
Directions: Slap the mint leaves between your palms to release oils, then drop into glass. Add ice and remaining ingredients and stir.
- 1½ parts Hiram Walker® Melon Liqueur
- 1 part Beefeater® Gin
- 1 part Hiram Walker® Triple Sec
Shake all the ingredients together in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into Martini glass. Garnish with orange wheel.
Enjoy and if you’re in New England, stay warm!