Earth Day Cocktails

Happy Earth Day! Let’s celebrate our mother nature with this environmentally friendly inspired cocktails.

Blue Sea Martini:

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Thanks to the addition of blue curacao, this delicious cocktail represents the ocean. It’s perfect for a hot summer day with friends!

Ingredients: 

  • 1-1/2 ounces vodka
  • 1 once blue curacao
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup light white cranberry juice
  • Lime and lemon for garnish

Directions: 

  1. Mix all of the ingredients in a chilled drink mixer filled halfway with ice. Shake vigorously. Strain drink into two chilled martini glasses and garnish with your favorite fruit!

Recipe from: www.sheknows.com

The Greens Cocktail:

Mint, Cucumber, and Vodka Cocktails

We must include a cocktail that represents all the green our earth provided us with. We found this very refreshing recipe with cucumber and mint. Perfect for a picnic!

Ingredients

  • 2 english cucumber
  • ice cubes (Small)
  • 1 cup fresh mint (loosely packed)
  • 2 tsps granulated sugar
  • 3 tbsps fresh lime juice (from 2 to 3 limes)
  • 4 oz vodka
  • 1 oz Cointreau
  1. Step 1 :Cut 4 thin spears from 1  cucumber, and reserve for garnish. Peel remaining cucumbers, and quarter them lengthwise. Scrape out seeds with a spoon, and discard. Coarsely chop cucumbers, then puree in a food processor until smooth. Strain through a fine sieve, pressing on solids to extract as much liquid as possible.

  2. Step 2: Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add mint, sugar, and lime juice, and shake. Add 3/4 cup cucumber juice, the vodka, and Cointreau, and shake. Strain into 4 glasses filled with ice. Garnish each cocktail with a cucumber spear.

Recipe from: www.yummly.com

The Mudslide:

The mudslide is the best cocktail to represent another element for Earth Day- land. This sweet, strong and sneaky cocktail is one our favorites!

Ingredients: 

  • 1-1/2 ounces vodka
  • 1-1/2 ounces coffee liqueur
  • 1-1/2 ounces Irish creamer (like Baileys)
  • Chocolate drizzle

Directions: 

  1. Drizzle melted chocolate along the inside of a wine glass. Chill for at least 10 minutes so chocolate sets.
  2. Pour all of the ingredients into a chilled martini mixer filled halfway with ice and then shake. Strain into the prepared glass and enjoy!

Recipe from www.sheknows.com

We hope you celebrate this very important holiday! Cheers!