I love a good smash cocktail. There is something about fresh fruit that brings a freshness to your beverage. Did you know that cucumbers botanically, are a fruit? I had to look it up to confirm, but yes, technically cucumbers are a fruit, even though I, like most people, think of them as a veggie. Probably because they are green. Regardless, they muddle up real nice in cocktails!
I am always looking for a beverage to highlight the upcoming holiday, and since my sister was born on March 17th, we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day as if we are Irish. Wait, we are Irish! A percentage at least, my husband more so than I am. So like being Italian, I also identify as Irish! Take it or leave it, it is what it is!
Okay, so back to festive beverages…. I stumbled upon this recipe online, wrote it on a piece of paper and am unable to note who the recipe author is. I will update that when I find out. Until then, this is a perfectly, light green drink, that will make an appearance on our St. Paddy’s Day/Jolie’s birthday celebration. And, like corned beef, she wont be a fan of this beverage. HAHA, sorry sister! She is a rum and coke girl to the core.
The lemon juice and muddled cucumber make this a super refreshing drink, the elderflower liquor (I use St. Germain) and simple syrup cut through the tartness of the lemon juice. You can play around with the simple syrup depending on how sweet you like your cocktails.
Don’t forget to rate the recipe if you make it. Take a photo and tag me in it! Let me know what you think!
Happy concocting! ~Jeanne
- Cocktail Shaker
- ¼ cup sliced cucumbers
- 2 oz Irish whiskey I use Jameson
- .5 oz elderflower syrup I use St. Germain
- .75 oz fresh lemon juice
- .75 oz simple syrup
- Slice cucumbers, put in shaker and muddle.
- Add in remaining ingredients, along with some ice and shake.In a low ball glass, add ice, strain and pour into glass. Garnish with cucumber.