St. Patrick's Day

The Galway – A Cucumber Mint Cocktail

We’ve been getting into the green spirit(s) in preparation for one of the most carefree of holidays – St. Patrick’s Day. Green beer my be a go-to at the pubs but since most of us are house bound this year, we think this year is the perfect time to brush up on your bartending skills with our newest cocktail creation, The Galway – a Cucumber Mint Cocktail. It will easily become your new St. Pat’s fav!

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Cucumber Mint Cocktail on a white plate, beside lime slices and mint leaves with a green luck sign by Champagne and Sugarplums

The Galway is an easy cocktail to make, all you’ll need is a dram of gin, a trickle of lime juice, a splash of simple syrup, some slices o’cucumber and mint. The muddled cucumber and mint makes for a super refreshing feel, making this cocktail drink light. Bonus – because it doesn’t sit heavy like a pint of Irish beer, you can keep sipping them all night long. Sláinte! 

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What you’ll need:

  • Cucumber
  • Mint
  • Simple syrup
  • Lime
  • Gin
  • Club soda
  • Green food colouring
  • Cocktail shaker
  • Muddler
  • Ice
  • Highball glasses
  • Jigger

The Galway – a Cucumber Mint Cocktail

Two highball glasses on a white plate, beside lime slices and mint leaves with a green luck sign and a can of club soda by Champagne and Sugarplums
A metal cocktail shaker beside a bowl of cucumber slices and a bowl of mint leaves to make a cocktail by Champagne and Sugarplums

Peel and thinly slice some cucumber and then place inside a cocktail shaker. Add 10 leaves of fresh mint.

A metal cocktail shaker with a wooden muddler inside of it by Champagne and Sugarplums

Muddle the cucumber and mint until the cucumber is soft.

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Add ice, the simple syrup, lime juice, food colouring and then gin to the shaker. Shake vigorously for a couple of minutes, until the shaker feels chilled in your hands.

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Cucumber Mint Cocktail on a white plate, beside lime slices and mint leaves with a green luck sign and a metal cocktail shaker by Champagne and Sugarplums
Cucumber Mint Cocktail on a white plate, beside lime slices and mint leaves with a green luck sign and a metal cocktail shaker by Champagne and Sugarplums

Cucumber Mint Cocktail on a white plate, beside lime slices, mint leaves and a can of club soda by Champagne and Sugarplums

Strain the cocktail into the prepared highball glass and then top off with some club soda.

Cucumber Mint Cocktail on a white plate, beside lime slices and mint leaves with a green luck sign by Champagne and Sugarplums

Garnish with mint, cucumber and lime slices and then serve chilled.

Cucumber Mint Cocktail on a white plate, beside lime slices and mint leaves with a green luck sign by Champagne and Sugarplums

The Galway – a cucumber mint cocktail

We’ve been getting into the green spirit(s) in preparation for one of the most carefree of holidays – St. Patrick’s Day. Green beer my be a go-to at the pubs but since most of us are house bound this year, we think this year is the perfect time to brush up on your bartending skills with our newest cocktail creation, The Galway – a Cucumber Mint Cocktail. It will easily become your new St. Pat’s fav!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
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Total Time 5 mins
Course Cocktails
Cuisine Holiday
Servings 1 cocktail
Calories 270 kcal

Equipment

  • Cocktail shaker
  • Jigger
  • Muddler
  • Highball glasses

Ingredients
  

  • Cucumber slices Peeled
  • 10 Mint leaves Plus extra for garnish
  • 1 oz Simple syrup
  • 1 oz Lime juice
  • 2 drops Green food colouring
  • Ice
  • 2 oz Gin
  • 3-4 oz Club soda

Instructions
 

  • Peel and slice some cucumber slices, about 10 is good. Place into a cocktail shaker.
  • Add mint leaves to the cocktail shaker and muddle until cucumber is soft and mint is fragrant.
  • Add ice, simple syrup, lime juice, food colouring and gin to the shaker.
  • Shake! Until the shaker feels chilled.
  • Strain into a highball glass.
  • Top up with club soda.
  • Add garnish and enjoy!
Keyword cocktail, fresh, minty, St. Patrick’s Day
Cucumber Mint Cocktail on a white plate, beside lime slices and mint leaves with a green luck sign by Champagne and Sugarplums

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We hope you have a fabulous St. Patrick’s Day! For another tasty green cocktail, check out our Lucky Green Smash and then sooth your sweet tooth with our Chocolate Cupcakes with Peppermint Frosting and our Rainbow Truffles.

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