With St. Patrick's Day around the corner, here are a few recipes for holiday-themed mocktails, including mint cucumber nojitos, St. Patrick’s Day smoothies and a green tea mocktail. Sabrina Schnetzer // DN
Three mocktails, cocktails to make this St. Patrick's Day
Feel like you'll miss out on the festivities because you're not 21? Try one of these St. Patrick's Day-themed mocktails to spice up your holiday. These recipes can easily be turned into cocktails for readers older than 21, so we've added alcohol suggestions for each.
Mint Cucumber Nojitos
What You Need:
½ cup lemon juice
⅓ cup lime juice
1 cup mint leaves
½ cup simple syrup
¼ cup sugar
¼ cup water
1 cucumber, thinly sliced
4 cups lemonade
1 liter bottle club soda
In a large pitcher, combine lemon juice and lime juice. Add the mint leaves and simple syrup. To make simple syrup, boil sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Refrigerate until well chilled, which is about 30 minutes.
Using the back of a wooden spoon, crush the mint leaves and stir together well. Add cucumber slices and ice cubes. Pour the lemonade and club soda into the pitcher and serve.
For an extra kick, add white rum.
St. Patrick’s Day Smoothies
What you need:
2 frozen bananas, peeled and sliced
1 ½ cups spinach
1 small apple, chopped
½ cup milk
7 large strawberries, sliced
Using a blender, combine the banana, spinach, apple, milk and strawberries. Scrape down the sides of the blender as needed. Add more milk if the mixture is too thick. Pour into a glass and enjoy!
For an extra kick, add tequila.
Green Tea Mocktail
What you need:
Warm up some honey and ¼ cup of water in the microwave. Chill in the fridge. Pour green tea into a large cup filled with ice. Add in the honey water and some lemon juice. Stir. Garnish with lemon slices. Enjoy!
For an extra kick, add Jameson whiskey and/or Peach Schnapps.