Seasonal Sunday: A St. Paddy’s Day Concoction

Hahahaha, today I was totally freaking out when my CHP uncle told me that the San Luis Obispo bars were opening there doors at like 9Am (or was it earlier).  Yuck!

Now, don’t get me wrong.  I totally love me a good drink, but the 37 year-old in me said, “That’s CRAY-CRAY!”  But, now that all the kiddos are tucked in, I am havin’ some fun brewing up some St. Paddy’s day worthy concoctions.  Being a fan of a not too sweet Midori Sour, I decided that the night before St. Paddy’s should have a take on that common drink….but add in some of my other fav components (aka jalapenos, cuz I love myself a spicy drink, and some fresh lime slices).

Check it out!

20140316_221150The culprits: vodka + Midori + Sweet n’ Sour mix + ginger ale + JALAPENOS!! + limes

First step, place 3 limes slices, 3 jalapeno slices, and 2 ounces of vodka into a glass….muddle away (aka smash and mush the limes and jalapenos until the vodka gets a tad cloudy)

20140316_221453Now, simply add 2 ounces of the Midori, 2 ounces of Sweet n’ Sour mix, some ice, and then finish off with a splash of ginger ale.

20140316_222148Hellooooo Leprechaun green!!!  And, if you are after a more fancy-pants rendition…..use a martini glass!

20140316_22252620140316_222542Wow, tangy, spicy, and sweet!

Happy St. Paddy’s Day!  Ummmmm, and if you are one of those peeps hittin’ the bars at 9AM…..maybe make it an Irish coffee at least.

Nightie night!  I’m gonna have one more early St. Paddy’s day drink before I hit the hay.



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