Cocktails for St. Patrick’s Day and The Power of Green…


Basil Mojito

Basil Mojito Recipe:

Ingredients:

1 bunch (8 to 12) fresh small basil leaves or mint leaves, (reserve a few for garnish) 4 slices of lime 8 to 10 cups small ice cubes or chipped ice ½ oz of basil syrup (recipe follows) or simple syrup 1 oz of Malibu rum ¾ oz of fresh squeezed lime juice 1 oz lemon or lime seltzer water or sparkling water basil leaves and lime to garnish

Basil Syrup Ingredients:

2 cups granulated sugar 1 cup water 1 cup packed well-washed fresh basil leaves

Directions:

Place bunch of basil leaves and lime slices in beverage shaker, then muddle adding in the rum, lime juice and basil simple sugar. Shake well and serve over ice in a highball glass. Top off each glass with a splash of sparkling water.

Garnish each with a slice of lime and a basil spring.

Basil Syrup:

Place the sugar and the water in a small saucepan. Bring to a gentle boil over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally to help dissolve the sugar. Once the sugar has dissolved, remove the syrup from the heat, and add the basil leaves to the saucepan. Allow the syrup to sit for at least 1 hour before straining through a fine-mesh sieve. Discard the basil leaves. Store the syrup in an airtight container and place in the refrigerator until ready to use. Syrup will keep, refrigerated, for several weeks.

 Apple Martini

Apple Martini Recipe:

Ingredients:

1 part Kettle One Vodka 1 part Sour Apple Puckers 1 part Apple Juice Garnish with fresh green apple slices Pour all ingredients into a shaker with lots of ice. Shake well and strain into a martini glass.

Grape, Spinach and Coconut Milk Smoothie

Grape, Spinach and Coconut Milk Smoothie:

Ingredients:

1 cup of seedless green grapes

1 cup packed baby spinach

1/4 cup coconut milk

1/2 cup of ice

Directions:

Add everything to the blender. Blend until smooth and frothy.

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