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The herbaceous and bubbly flavors of this Mint Gin Spritz cocktail are sure to tickle your taste buds.

Bubbly Mint Gin Spritz Cocktail

Gin Spritzers are perfect Spring cocktails!

Simple, sophisticated, and seriously refreshing: This herbaceous and effervescent Mint Gin Spritz cocktail is sure to tickle your taste buds.

With the hints of cucumber, mint, and lemon, you just can't go wrong with this Mint Gin Spritz cocktail.

Imagine a cocktail that embodies the cucumber essence of Hendrick’s Gin, the fresh sweetness of mint, the citrus kick of lemon juice, and the effervescence of Prosecco. Now, let me tell you that cocktail exists! Cue in the Mint Gin Spritz.

It’s simple, sophisticated, and seriously refreshing. That’s the beauty of this Mint Gin Spritz cocktail. In just a few minutes you’ll be sipping on a bright, herbaceous spritz cocktail that is perfect for Spring.

Bubbly cocktails can be fun additions to any cocktail party, and this Mint Gin Spritz has the makings of a real party pleaser. It’s herby, a little bit sweet, and has everything you want in a gin cocktail.

Spritz cocktails are incredibly refreshing and their effervescent nature makes them fun to drink. In this Spritz, we opted to use Prosecco, an Italian sparkling wine, instead of sparkling water or club soda. Prosecco has a fruit palate that pairs well with the herbal notes of gin.

Mint has such a clean and fresh taste. That’s why it makes a great complementary flavor in cocktails. The hints of cucumber in Hendrick’s Gin mixed with muddled mint gives the Mint Gin Spritz cocktail a cool and clean mouthfeel.

The Mint Gin Spritz is a great addition to our list of Spring cocktails, and would make an excellent whiskey alternative for a Saint Patrick’s day cocktail. Happy Sipping!

This is how you make a Mint Gin Spritz!

Mint Gin Spritz

Yields: 1 Serving
Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 2 Ounces Hendrick’s Gin
  • 4 Ounces Prosecco
  • 1 Ounce Fresh Lemon Juice
  • ½ Ounce Simple Syrup
  • 5 to 10 Fresh Sprigs of Mint
  • Lemon Wheel and Mint Sprigs for Garnish
Glassware and Items You’ll Need:

  • Old Fashioned Glass
  • Boston Shaker
  • Muddler or Bar Spoon

 

Preparation

Mint Gin Spritz: Muddle mint, simple syrup, and lime juice at the bottom of a Boston Shaker with a muddler or with the back of a spoon. This will release the flavor and color of the mint. Next, add gin to the shaker and fill with ice. Shake vigorously, and strain over ice into an old fashioned glass. Garnish with a lemon wheel and a sprig or two of fresh mint. Enjoy!

Nutritional Content

1 serving approximately contains: Calories (kcal) 178 Fat (g) 0 Saturated Fat (g) 0 Cholesterol (mg) 0 Carbohydrates (g) 13 Dietary Fiber (g) 0 Total Sugars (g) 12 Protein (g) 0 Sodium (mg) 3

This herbaceous and effervescent Mint Gin Spritz cocktail is sure to tickle your taste buds.

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Drink of the Week: Shamrock Sour

Drink of the Week: Shamrock Sour

Irish Eyes will be smiling alright

Pass on the green beer and mix yourself up this Shamrock Sour cocktail for Saint Patrick’s day instead!

Drink of the Week: Shamrock Sour for Saint Patrick's Day

Lá fhéile Pádraig sona dhaoibh! That means Happy Saint Patrick’s Day to you all! Pass on the green beer today and mix yourself up this Drink of the Week: the Shamrock Sour.

This recipe comes to us from Entertain in Style. Be sure to check out their page and let Courtney show you how to make those awesome shamrock drink stirrers for your Shamrock Sours at Pizzazzerie.

The name Shamrock comes from the Irish word Seamróg, which sounds twice as nice in the native tongue. The Shamrock Sour is a fun take on the traditional Whiskey Sour, for your Saint Patrick’s day parties.

Tonight enjoy some craic agus ceol, that’s Irish for fun and music, with friends and family. From all of us to you, have a blessed Saint Patrick’s Day!

 

Shamrock Sour

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 2 Ounces Irish Whiskey (We Prefer Jameson)
  • 1 Ounce Lime Juice
  • .5 Ounce Lemon Juice
  • 2 Ounces Simple Syrup
  • 1 Drop Green Food Coloring
  • Lime Wedge for Garnish
Glassware and Items You’ll Need:

  • Scotch Glass

 

Preparation

We serve this drink of the week two ways for you to enjoy!

On the Rocks: Fill glass with ice to desired point. Combine whiskey, lime and lemon juice, and simple syrup in a shaker. Add a drop of green food coloring to mixture. If your food coloring does not have a dropper, you can use a tooth pick or stirrer to stir in the food coloring. Shake well. Strain over ice, and garnish with lime wedge. Sláinte!

 

Up (This means prepared with ice then strained and served without ice): Combine whiskey, lime and lemon juice, and simple syrup in a shaker with ice. Add in a drop of green food coloring, and shake well. Strain into glass, and garnish with lime wedge. Sláinte is táinte!

 

Nutritional Content

1 serving approximately contains: Calories (kcal) 200 Fat (g) 0 Saturated Fat (g) 0 Cholesterol (mg) 0 Carbohydrates (g) 20 Dietary Fiber (g) 0 Total Sugars (g) 20 Protein (g) 0 Sodium (mg) 28

 
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