To make this perfect St. Patrick’s Day cocktail you need a few ingredients: your base spirit; gin, simple syrup, lime juice, and a fresh mint.
Around the world, St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated with parades, parties, and of course plenty of great bites and drinks. Celebratory bites typically features scones, beer infused macaroni, Irish soda bread and creamy Irish potatoes.
Drinks would usually be an old fashioned pint of beer, like the legendary Guinness. Did You Know? The iconic Irish beer, sold about 7.5 million pints on St. Patrick’s Day 2015, which is twice the amount of a normal day. But if you’re like me and not a fan of beer and want a libation to celebrate the highly anticipated day, then you are in luck. Courtesy of Sheen Falls Lodge the stunning 5-start luxury hotel in Ireland, here is a specialty cocktail recipe for you to feel the luck of the Irish too!
The Shamrock Smash
To make this perfect St. Patrick’s Day cocktail you need a few ingredients: your base spirit; gin, simple syrup, lime juice, and a fresh mint. Mint is commonly used as the herb component but fresh basil can used as well. These herbs will give your drink a vibrant green hue, perfect for St. Paddy’s Day.
Located on a 300-acre estate, Sheen Falls Lodge offers numerous activities on the grounds, including falconry, horseback riding, fishing, archery, golf and more. After exploring outdoor adventures, guests can cozy up in the lounge fireside, try Sheen Falls Lodge’s own signature gin and cocktails in the bar, dine at the gourmet Falls Restaurant, or relax with a spa treatment. The hotel’s location in the south west of Ireland is also the perfect base to explore local picturesque towns, unspoilt coastlines, dramatic mountains, scenic drives and more.Print
The Shamrock Smash: The Perfect St. Patrick’s Day Cocktail
- Author: The Sheen Falls Lodge
- 50ml Gin
- 20ml Dry Vermouth
- 20ml Simple Syrup
- 20ml Lime Juice
- 8–10 Leaves Fresh Mint
- 4 Slices Fresh Cucumber
- 2 Egg Whites
Place mint leaves and slices of cucumber into a cocktail shaker and muddle it. Add the rest of the ingredients into a shaker. Dry shake to froth the egg white, add ice, and shake until cold. Strain into a coupe glass.
Alyssa Holder is a writer specializing in food and travel topics since 2015.