and Car Bombs, the traditional St. Patty's day drinks tend to be on the heavier side. While celebrating St. Patty's day in the Hamptons, leave some room for corned beef and cabbage by sipping on one of these festive libations.
1. Kiss Me I'm Irish:
The grapefruit in this refreshing cocktail will have you puckering up and leave you ready for a smooch.
• 2 oz. Belvedere
• Dash Elderflower Syrup
• 3 chunks Pink Grapefruit
Muddle grapefruit with elderflower cordial. Add crushed ice and churn. Re-top with crushed ice and garnish with a pink grapefruit wedge.
2. Blissful Green Tea Latte:
Start your St. Patty's day sipping on this blissfully delicious drink filled with antioxidants.
• 1 tsp. Matcha Stone Ground Green Tea Power
• 1 Tbsp. Hot Water
• 2 Tbsp. all-natural Coffee-mate
• 3/4 cup Low-fat Milk, steamed
Combine matcha with water in medium, heat-proof glass, stir until dissolved. Stir in Coffee-mate. Top with steamed milk, holding back foam with a spoon. Top with milk foam and a dusting of matcha, if desired.
3. Camus Green River:
Celebrate the Emerald Isle with this this glowing green concoction.
• 1.5 oz. Camus VSOP Elegance Cognac
• 1.5 oz. Midori
• 1 oz. Lemon Juice
• Dash Angostura Bitters
Combine Camus VSOP
Elegance Cognac, Midori, lemon juice and bitters with ice. Stir and garnish with lemon.
Camus Green River, Pucker Sassy Shamrock and Kiss Me I'm Irish. (Courtesy Photo)
4. Pucker Sassy Shamrock:
Sip on this sour yet sweet sassy cocktail for a little bit of luck on St. Patty's Day.
• 1 1/2 parts Pucker Sour Apple Sass Vodka
• 1 part Lemon Juice
• 1/2 part Simple Syrup
• 1/2 part Elderflower Liqueur
Add first four ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously and strain. Pour into a Collins glass and top with soda.
5. Peppermint Pattini:
This chocolaty cocktail created by Jaden Hair of Steamy Kitchen has the perfect amount of mint and sweetness.
• 1.5 oz. Van Gogh Dutch Chocolate Vodka
• .5 oz. Crème de Menthe
• .5 oz. Chocolate Liqueur
• .5 oz. Cream
Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a Peppermint Pattie candy wedge.
Nicole is the Deputy Editor of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com