Sparkling Shamrock Martini Cocktail

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Sparkling Shamrock Martini Cocktail ~ The perfect bubbly emerald green cocktail, with melon, citrus, pineapple and optional ginger flavor notes is complete with shimmering green “fairy dust” rim sugar crystals and rainbow fruit cocktail pick, to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! Ideal for special occasions and spring and summer entertaining, too. Cheers! | holiday cocktail drink recipeOur Sparkling Shamrock Martini Cocktail is the perfect “bubbly emerald green cocktail” to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! This fabulous sip is made with green melon liqueur, a splash of vodka or Cointreau®, pineapple and citrus juices, and topped off with Prosecco. This festive St. Patty’s drink is complete with shimmering green “fairy dust” rim sugar crystals and a rainbow fruit cocktail pick. So pretty! Ideal for special occasions and spring and summer entertaining, too. Cheers!

A Special Holiday Cocktail for You:
Sparkling Shamrock Martini Cocktail

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, my friends!

It’s time to get your inner mixologist on tonight because today everyone is Irish! And what is St. Patrick’s Day without an adult beverage in your hand?

Today I am happy to share my favorite St. Patrick’s Day cocktail—Sparkling Shamrock Martini Cocktail. You will love this one and it’s absolutely gorgeous!

Sparkling Shamrock Martini Cocktail ~ The perfect bubbly emerald green cocktail, with melon, citrus, pineapple and optional ginger flavor notes is complete with shimmering green “fairy dust” rim sugar crystals and rainbow fruit cocktail pick, to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! Ideal for special occasions and spring and summer entertaining, too. Cheers! | holiday cocktail drink recipe

When I sip this cocktail, I am immediately taken back to my college days when I was first introduced to the green melon liqueur, Midori—the original melon liqueur. I was fascinated by it and loved the bright, crisp, fruity melon flavor notes. Plus, when made and presented right, the cocktails mixed with this liqueur are just stunningly beautiful.

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Our Sparkling Shamrock Martini Cocktail is truly enchanting and just the emerald green cocktail you need to celebrate the holiday.

This dreamy sip has all my favorite flavors from fresh citrus and pineapple juice to my preferred “bubbly action” from Santa Margherita Prosecco. As I have shared previously on the blog, we always have some on hand. Honestly, you never know when the mood will arise and inspiration strikes to mix up a new bubbly cocktail!

Sparkling Shamrock Martini Cocktail ~ The perfect bubbly emerald green cocktail, with melon, citrus, pineapple and optional ginger flavor notes is complete with shimmering green “fairy dust” rim sugar crystals and rainbow fruit cocktail pick, to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! Ideal for special occasions and spring and summer entertaining, too. Cheers! | holiday cocktail drink recipeRimming martini glass with Green “Fairy Dust” Sugar Crystals

And if you are daring and enjoy the slight peppery heat of ginger as much as I do, slice a small piece (about the size of your thumbnail) of peeled fresh ginger root and toss it into your cocktail shaker. This is purely optional, but I couldn’t help but include it with this special melon, pineapple and citrus cocktail.

If you are not into green melon cocktails for St. Patrick’s Day, definitely check out Wicked Good Kitchen’s Nutty Irish Martini Cocktail. You will love it!

Do yourself a favor, my friends. Mix up this cocktail tonight if you are into green cocktails to celebrate St. Patrick’s Daybecause today we are all Irish!

Cheers!

xo,

stacysig

 

 

 

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Sparkling Shamrock Martini Cocktail ~ The perfect bubbly emerald green cocktail, with melon, citrus, pineapple and optional ginger flavor notes is complete with shimmering green “fairy dust” rim sugar crystals and rainbow fruit cocktail pick, to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! Ideal for special occasions and spring and summer entertaining, too. Cheers! | holiday cocktail drink recipe

Sparkling Shamrock Martini Cocktail ~ The perfect bubbly emerald green cocktail, with melon, citrus, pineapple and optional ginger flavor notes is complete with shimmering green “fairy dust” rim sugar crystals and rainbow fruit cocktail pick, to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! Ideal for special occasions and spring and summer entertaining, too. Cheers! | holiday cocktail drink recipe

Sparkling Shamrock Martini Cocktail

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: Makes one (1) large cocktail, about 7½ ounces just under 1 cup (240 ml).

Sparkling Shamrock Martini Cocktail

Our Sparkling Shamrock Martini Cocktail is the perfect “bubbly emerald green cocktail” to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! This fabulous sip is made with green melon liqueur, a splash of vodka or Cointreau®, pineapple and citrus juices, and topped off with Prosecco. This festive St. Patty’s drink is complete with shimmering green “fairy dust” rim sugar crystals and a rainbow fruit cocktail pick. So pretty! Ideal for special occasions and spring and summer entertaining, too. Cheers!

Ingredients

  • For the Optional Rim Garnishes
  • ½ cup Green “Fairy Dust” Sugar Crystals (see Notes)
  • ½ ounce white crème de cacao, such as Marie Brizard®
  • Lime spiral curl
  • For the Rainbow Fruit Cocktail Pick
  • Red raspberry to represent red
  • Small orange or tangerine wedge to represent orange
  • Small pineapple wedge to represent yellow
  • Green grape or small green melon ball to represent green
  • Large blueberry to represent blue
  • Red grape to represent violet
  • For the Cocktail
  • Ice for cocktail shaker
  • 1 ounce melon liqueur, such as Midori or Marie Brizard®
  • 1 ounce vodka or orange liqueur, such as Cointreau®
  • 3 ounces organic pineapple juice
  • ¼ ounce fresh squeezed lemon or lime juice or combination of both
  • 2½ ounces Santa Margherita® Prosecco
  • Peeled gingerroot slice, optional
  • Special Equipment
  • Cocktail shaker with strainer
  • Martini glass
  • Cocktail pick
  • Rimmed shallow plates for rim garnish, optional

Preparation

Prepare the Rim Garnish: Place crystal sugar into a rimmed shallow plate. Pour crème de cacao into a rimmed shallow plate. Dip rim of martini glass into the plate with the liqueur, then immediately dip into the plate with the sugar to evenly coat rim. Prepare lime spiral curl.

Prepare the Cocktail Garnish: Skewer rainbow fruit onto cocktail pick and set aside.

Prepare the Cocktail: Fill cocktail shaker with ice. Add remaining cocktail ingredients and shake vigorously, about 20 seconds. Strain into prepared martini glass and garnish as desired. Serve immediately.

Notes

Tips:

Cocktail recipe can easily be doubled to serve two.

Prep time does not include mixing the optional sugar crystals or rainbow fruit cocktail picks prepared in advance.

To Make Green “Fairy Dust” Sugar Crystals: To make ½ cup (96 grams) of Green Fairy Dust Sugar Crystals, combine 2 tablespoons each of four (4) green colored coarse sugar crystals in varying hues. Add about ¼ teaspoon each of four (4) green colored granulated or decorating “sanding” sugars in varying hues. Use prepared artificially colored sugars or homemade all-natural colored sugars once completely dried. Mix until well blended and use immediately in recipe.

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About Stacy

Stacy Bryce is a recipe developer and member of the IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals). Her passion is developing original conventional baking recipes as well as special diet recipes to include dairy-free, gluten-free and grain-free. You can follow Stacy at Pinterest.

Comments

  1. Such a festive and sparkling cocktail, Stacy! I love the sugar rim, just perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!
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