Featuring citron-flavored vodka for a light, refreshing flavor, mixed with muddled fresh mint, basil, and lemon juice and sweetened with Elderflower liqueur and simple syrup.
Courtesy of the Merrion Hotel, this recipe features citron-flavored vodka for a light, refreshing flavor, mixed with muddled fresh mint, basil, and lemon juice and sweetened with Elderflower liqueur and simple syrup. To give the drink extra visual appeal, carve cucumber slices as a garnish and a good luck charm.
A member of The Leading Hotels of the World, The Merrion houses the largest collection of private art in Ireland outside of the National Gallery. The hotel features two bars: the Cellar Bar, located in the original 18th-century vaults, and an intimate cocktail bar called No. 23. The Merrion houses The Garden Room restaurant, located in the hotel’s private gardens, as well as Patrick Guilbaud, Ireland’s only two-star Michelin restaurant. The Merrion also features a Spa and Health Club, offering a range of treatments, as well as a steam room, sauna, gym, and an in-house pool.Print
St. Patrick’s Day Cocktail: The Emerald Elixir
The Emerald Elixir is a perfect St. Patrick’s Day cocktail featuring citron-flavored vodka for a light, refreshing flavor.
- Author: The Merrion Hotel
- Cook Time: 2 min
- Total Time: 2 minutes
- Category: Cocktails
- Method: Shaking
- Cuisine: Irish
- 2 slices of cucumber
- 5 basil leaves
- 8 mint leaves
- 50ml Absolut citron
- 25ml St Germain/Elderflower liqueur
- 25ml lemon juice
- 20ml simple syrup
- Cut 2 thin slices of cucumber to reserve for garnish.
- Fill a cocktail shaker with mint, basil, liqueur, simple syrup and lemon juice, and shake. Add the vodka, and shake. Strain into glass with ice. Garnish cocktail with a cucumber slice.
Keywords: Cocktails, drink, vodka, st patricks day, spirits, mixology
Alyssa Holder is a writer specializing in food and travel topics since 2015.