Thursday, March 15, 2012

DIY Happy Hour: Shamrock Smash

Kel and I wanted to make drinks for St. Patrick's Day this year, but we had two requirements: 
1) No whiskey- neither of us are fans.
2) No Bailey's- cream-based liquors = no good for marathon drinking days/nights.

You'd be surprised how much that cuts down your options for St. Paddy's cocktails...

So we decided to think outside the box a bit and focus on the color green instead.

These Shamrock Smashes are tasty, refreshing, and best of all, bright green.

1.5 oz Vodka
.5 oz Triple Sec
1/2 Peeled Kiwi
3 Green Grapes

Muddle kiwi and grapes in shaker. Add vodka, triple sec and ice. Shake. Strain over ice. Top with champagne and garish with kiwi and grapes.