Green Cailín cocktail

Green cocktail
Green Cailín cocktail

To mark St Patrick’s Day, I decided I wanted to make a green cocktail, so I scanned the internet to get some inspiration. There were lots out there, but none of them really appealed to me.  Some of them sounded down-right sickly!

So I decided to mix my own cocktail.  To get the green colour in the drink, the choices used in most of those I researched were either Midori or Crème de Menthe.  I didn’t fancy a mint flavour which the Crème de Menthe has, so I opted to go with the Midori which is a melon liqueur.

Dear hubby (the handsome devil in the above pic) who in a previous life was a bartender, loves to create different cocktails, so took over my cocktail making (like they do).  This concoction is all his own creation.

Ingredients you need:

A chilled Martini glass

(20ml) of Gin

(20ml) of Midori

(10ml) of Cointreau

Juice of half a lime

5 or 6 ice cubes

Chill the Martini glass in the freezer for a few minutes and put a couple of cubes of ice into the glass. Pour the Gin, Midori, Cointreau, lime juice and rest of the ice into the glass of the cocktail shaker, put on the metal tin, shake like mad.  Using the cocktail strainer pour into your chilled Martini glass and garnish with an orange peel.

This cocktail was so easy to drink and tasted smooth.  It has just the right amount of sweet and sour.  I would highly recommend you give this a go!  Now we had invented this lovely drink, we had to name it of course!  It is green and created in Ireland for St Patrick’s Day so we decided to name it the Green Cailín (pronounced coll-yeen). Cailín is the Irish word for girl.

Happy St Patrick’s Day!

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