DIY Saint Patricks Day Martini Garnish

This garnish was super easy and you just might have the ingredients hiding in your pantry! All you have to do is get the rim of your martini glass wet with water and lightly press the glass in to a pile of sprinkles.

The favorite amongst the office was the Lucky Charm glass! And maybe because everyone was getting to snack on their favorite cereal! We covered the rim in simple syrup and placed the Lucky Charms marshmallows along the edge! Yum!!

With the help of our very artistic graphic designer, we were able to cut a shamrock out of a cucumber slice. It's safe to say that it took a couple tries before we nailed down the winner. Patience is key! The cucumber just so happens to go perfectly with our favorite martini recipe below!

St. Patrick's Lemon Cucumber Martini with Fresh Basil

Ingredients:

Lemon Cucumber Simple Syrup:
2 lemons, juice both, zest 1
water, to equal 1 cup
1 cup sugar
1 cucumber, peeled

Cocktail:
6 ounces gin, see notes
1.5 ounces lemon cucumber simple syrup
1.5 ounces dry white vermouth
8 large leaves sweet basil, well muddled

Directions

Lemon Cucumber Simple Syrup:

  1. Zest 1 of the 2 lemons, and set aside. Squeeze juice from both into a pyrex (or similar) measuring cup. Add water to equal 1 cup. Add to a small saucepan along with the sugar.
  2. Bring just to a simmer, stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Reduce heat to low. Do not boil!
  3. Add 12 - 1/2" thick slices to the saucepan. Simmer (not boil) 10 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat. Add lemon zest. Cool completely. Strain into a jar, and refrigerate until ready to use.

COCKTAIL

  1. Add gin, lemon cucumber simple syrup, vermouth, muddled basil and ice to a cocktail shaker.
  2. Shake well. Strain into glass. If you have an aversion to flecks of basil, use a fine mesh strainer.
  3. Enjoy! Cheers!

Recipe from: https://beyondmeresustenance.com/st-patricks-lemon-cucumber-martini-fresh-basil/