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How to make a green cocktail for St. Patrick's Day

For those who missed the article in the Cosmopolitan on how to make the best green cocktails here it is! Mark your calendar, St. Patrick’s Day is March 17, 2014.

Drinking green on St. Patrick's Day
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“The Best Cocktails to Sip on St. Patrick's Day

2 oz. Barrymore Pinot Grigio

4 cucumber chunks
5 mint leaves
¾ oz. lime juice
¾ oz. simple syrup
1 oz. soda water
Garnish: 3 mint sprigs and a cucumber slice

To make simple syrup, mix equal parts hot water and sugar until sugar is dissolved. In a cocktail shaker, muddle cucumber and mint leaves. Fill shaker with ice and add lime juice, simple syrup, and wine. Shake vigorously. Strain into a glass filled with ice and garnish with three mint sprigs and a cucumber slice.”